THE iconic Leith Theatre has launched a new series of online gigs, featuring some of Scotland’s best emerging band, ‘Live in Leith’.

Streaming over three consecutive Saturdays via DICE, Live in Leith will provide a showcase to some of the most talented and exciting bands in Scotland, each playing an incredible 25-minute set.

March 20th: Connor Fyfe and Retro Video Club

March 27th: Ransom FA and Nova Scotia the Truth

April 3rd: The Ninth Wave and Lucia & The Best Boys

Tickets are available NOW.

Thanks to a grant from Creative Scotland’s Arts Venue Relief Fund, the Leith Theatre is able to secure a small team to make these gigs happen, while the venue remains closed to the public throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

The three gigs will be hosted by BBC Radio Scotland’s Vic Galloway, who said “I’m delighted to be involved in presenting the ‘Live in Leith’ series for Leith Theatre. As a longtime resident of Leith, it’s so satisfying and inspiring to see this legendary theatre come to life once again. Its history is rich and varied, but ‘Live in Leith’ is also a great opportunity to bring the space into 2021 with 3 exciting music programmes. We’re not only showcasing some brilliant local talent here, but also shining a spotlight on the building itself as one of Scotland’s best Music and Arts Venues. I hope you enjoy the shows and see the potential of the wonderful Leith Theatre!”

Lynn Morrison, Chief Executive of the Leith Theatre added “It is a dream come true to be producing our very first in-house Live In Leith programme from our grand auditorium. This programme has allowed us to see what is possible, brought a greatly missed creative network back into the building and enabled us to showcase incredible live music in a new way. Thank you to Creative Scotland and the Performance Arts Venue Relief Fund: the whole production process has been exciting and challenging and we hope that this is just the start of new futures! This launch will mark a new chapter and in doing so the theatre hopes to establish itself as the home for new music in Scotland.”