The University of St Andrews is home to two theatres: the Barron Theatre, run by volunteers through the Students’ Association, and the Byre Theatre.
The Byre Theatre
Founded in 1933 by members of the community in St Andrews. the Byre Theatre has been part of the University of St Andrews since 2014. It hosts a varied and vibrant programme of University performances, events and activities, as well as conferences, exhibitions, social and engagement activities. It also presents professional touring productions of theatre, dance, musicals, music, opera and family performances, and popular local amateur productions.
Over 800 events take place here annually and 40% of these are linked to the activity of the University.
The current Byre building opened in 2000 and has won multiple awards. The popular café bar is currently closed due to the continuing Covid-19 crisis but please check the website for the latest happenings and opening hours.
The Barron Theatre
A space run entirely by student volunteers, the Barron Theatre is a 54-seat black box studio theatre with projection facilities and a deep, floor-level stage. Each year, a number of performances – ranging from full scale plays to poetry readings – open at the Barron. To find out about upcoming performances at the Barron Theatre and how to hire the space, take a look at the Barron Theatre website.