Irvine Welsh

MESSAGE OF SUPPORT FROM OUR PATRON, IRVINE WELSH

"I used to play outside the Leith Theatre as a kid and always remember it as an impressive but dormant force. I recall seeing Mott the Hoople play there and thought that this was the start of good times for the impressive space. It wasn't to be and the main Theatre lay empty for several decades. 

Now Leith Theatre is about come of age again. The loss of city centre venues  and the gentrification of Leith, making it no longer a no-go area for tourists, ensure its development as a city-wide resource essential. And it is, and will remain, a hub for the local community.

Please support the Trust and its inspiring vision for bringing the Theatre complex back into full use."

Irvine Welsh