This is a region at the heart of art!
This region's artistic heritage goes back centuries – and is still thriving today.
Adam Smith Theatre
Located in Kirkcaldy’s town centre, the Adam Smith Theatre is a popular venue in a traditional setting, well-loved for its high-quality shows, full-scale cinema and long history as the heart of the local arts scene.
Many local people think of the Alhambra Theatre as either a new theatre or ‘the old cinema’ – but in fact it has a long and varied history and has served a variety of different functions. It is located in Dunfermline.
Artery is a unique shop based in the historic town of St Andrews, offering the best in gifts, homewares, accessories, crafts and jewellery hand-made by various designers and makers from Scotland and across the UK.
At the expansive Cambo Estate in Kingsbarns, there is an incredibly strong link between the natural surroundings and culture. The magical Snowdrops by Starlight woodland festival takes place here each February.
Situated at the heart of Dunfermline, Carnegie Hall is an attractive Art Deco theatre which presents a quality programme of music, drama, comedy, dance and children’s shows, including a popular Christmas show.
The Crail Gallery shows a changing selection of hand-made prints and collages. Artists exhibit their pictures in the gallery, which are made using a combination of linocut and old wood-type in the adjoining print/workshop.
The family-run businesses of Crail Pottery, Crail Earthenware and Crail Ceramics are set around a beautiful courtyard in the heart of historic Crail. They produce a diverse range of brightly coloured earthenware and stoneware.
Dundee Contemporary Arts
Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) is home to galleries, cinemas, a print studio, shop, activity room, café bar & restaurant, and plays host to many festivals and events throughout the year. Find it in Dundee city centre.
Fife Contemporary Art
Fife Contemporary Art & Craft aims to present the highest quality of contemporary visual art and craft activities to the widest possible public across Fife, with a significance extending to the rest of Scotland, to the UK and EC.
Fife Folk Museum
The Fife Folk Museum is located within the original burgh tolbooth and a row of former weaver’s cottages. It provides a vivid picture into life in rural Fife through the ages and paints a picture of those who lived off the land.
Fife Jazz Festival
The Fife Jazz Festival is an annual event in February, which attracts the biggest names in jazz and blues – even Clint Eastwood’s son, Kyle, an acclaimed jazz bass player, has played several concerts here.
Opened by John Fisher in May 2000, the Fisher Studio & Gallery is in the village of Pittenweem. It shows work by a diverse range of contemporary painters and applied artists, most of whom live and work in Scotland.
The Fraser Gallery offers a unique, intimate space in the heart of St Andrews showcasing some of the very best of contemporary Scottish artists. Originally based in Dundee, the Fraser family also ran galleries in Edinburgh.
Hill of Tarvit Mansion
Hill of Tarvit is one of Scotland’s finest Edwardian mansion houses, replete with a collection of antiques, furniture, Chinese porcelain and superb paintings by Sir Henry Raeburn, Allan Ramsay and eminent Dutch artists.
Kellie Castle in Fife dates from as early as the 14th century and has magnificent plaster ceilings, painted panelling and fine furniture designed by Sir Robert Lorimer. The grounds and garden could easily be a day out in themselves.
Kirkcaldy Galleries has more than 6,000 objects, photographs and archives from the linoleum industry, dating from its beginnings in the town to the present day. Kirkcaldy is the only town in the UK where linoleum is still made.
The Lochgelly Centre is a bright, modern and attractive community space, combining a 412-seat theatre, studio theatre, art studios and meeting and practice rooms. There’s also a café bar for hot and cold refreshments.
New Picture House Cinema
New House Picture Cinema is an independent cinema based in St Andrews and built in 1931. All three screens are equipped with the latest digital projection, full Dolby surround sound and are enabled with RealD 3D.
Openview Gallery design and hand-make jewellery in St Andrews. Their popular canvas mosaics and moving images can all be personalised to make unique pieces of art. Designs celebrate Scotland and St Andrews.
With everything from local covers bands to national touring acts, each night offers a completely different musical experience in the venue. It also runs a host of other activities including karaoke, open mic and more.
Rothes Halls’ vibrant programme includes popular music, big-name comedy, drama, dance and children’s shows. Uniquely in Fife, it can stage large-scale, site-specific theatre productions next to Kingdom Shoppign Centre.
Emerging talent mixed with time honoured established artists makes a recipe for interest, excitement and excellence at the Tatha Gallery. Exhibitions are lively, thought provoking and highly accessible.
The Byre Theatre
With a year round programme of events, shows, conferences, parties, music and learning you will never find a dull moment at the Byre. The theatre incorporates a 216-seat auditorium and 100-seat studio theatre.
The Sun Gallery
The Sun Gallery exhibits collections of original paintings, sculptures, furniture, ceramics, jewellery, glass art, art cards and limited edition prints. You can find the gallery in Newburgh, amongst other quirky shops.
The Younger Hall, where generations of St Andrews students have graduated, is the leading venue for classical concerts often featuring the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. The building also houses St Andrews Music Centre.