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2020 saw 100 years since Leith became part of the City of Edinburgh; prior to that it was a separate burgh. Since we were not able to run these in person during 2020 we are celebrating them this year. Our talks programme explores the rich heritage of Leith and its unique identity.

Leith Theatre was built as a gift to the people of Leith following the amalgamation with Edinburgh in 1920. As well as sharing the theatre’s history and story of how a local action group took on the challenge of saving the building form private development, our speakers will share the journey of getting the venue back on its feet and the doors open, and look to how it's surviving Covid closure and to the future .

Lynn Morrison has been in post as Exec Director of Leith Theatre since November 2018  and Anna Higham is Funding and Finance Manager at Leith Theatre and  has also been a key part of the senior management team at the Theatre since August 2017.


This lecture will now be run online on Microsoft Teams; booking is essential as attendees will be sent joining instructions a day or so beforehand. If you do not hear from us an hour or so before, please check your junk or spam folder. If joining us on a mobile device (tablet or smartphone) you will need to install Teams onto your device beforehand, and also Microsoft Powerpoint if your device is older so that you can view any slides. The apps can be downloaded free from the App Store or the Google Play Store.


Leith 2020 - Leith Theatre Past Present and Future