At CentreStage, Ayrshire’s Arts Academy, our vision is for a society where everyone can fulfil their potential, regardless of their age or circumstance. Our values of hope, inclusion, and aspiration underpin all that we do and we have worked relentlessly with our team and wider stakeholders since 2006 to develop and deliver creative means of increasing active participation and empowerment through the arts.
After completing Scotland’s largest Community Led Asset Transfer, the £5.2M regeneration of the former Kilmarnock Academy, CentreStage has emerged in the heart of the town; creating a fully accessible cultural, social and community destination where people of all ages and backgrounds can come together and enjoy the opportunities we provide from classes and activities, theatre productions, food and beverage provision within our CAFÉ BAR, or to engage with wider services within the CentreStage ‘Neighbourhood’ provided by organisations complementing our values including, Who Cares Scotland, East Ayrshire Tenant’s Federation and Flexible Childcare Services Scotland.
Our vision is for a society where everyone can achieve their hopes and aspirations, regardless of their circumstances and background and our values of Hope, Inclusion and Aspiration, underpin all that we do. We create places where everyone is welcome, where everyone has their own story and everyone has the potential to grow.
From performing arts classes to creative, social and recreational groups for all ages, there is always something to get involved in at CentreStage and our Café Bar is available every day to meet friends, wait for your class or to enjoy a pre-theatre meal.
Live performance is always at the heart of CentreStage. Productions from musical theatre, plays and drama to live music, dance and comedy are staged year-round in our flagship theatre. Our Auditorium and various rooms/spaces are available to hire for external events and performances.
More information can be found on the CentreStage website.