Preserving the Heritage of The King’s

2024 has been a busy time for the King’s Heritage Project.

With all the physical updates including the new fly tower, preparation for the two new lifts and excavation in the Stalls for the Pit Bar, you may not know we have been working behind the scenes to create an accessible, digital archive. In the last two months, we have catalogued over 1000 items ranging from playbills, posters, ticket stubs and scripts. In January, we invited Professor Andy Henry and his students from the Working in Theatre Archives Module to come and explore how to contextualise and engage with modern archives.  

Students from Queen Margaret University working with King’s Theatre posters from 1960-1964 - January 2024

Students and the public were invited to two training sessions on working with archives as well as Oral History training which will help us continue to record stories that will become part of the new King’s interpretation. 

In January, we invited the public to apply for our Community Panel and our Older People’s Panel with an enthusiastic turnout. These panels have been selected and include Tollcross business owners, theatre patrons, teachers, carers, people living with dementia, audio describers, local residents and more. The panels will help shape the types of daytime offers available to a range of participants once the King’s has reopened.  

If you are interested in learning more about the People’s Archive or you would like to volunteer, please get in touch with Abby Pendlebury at 


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