Basic Site Details

Name: Gaiety Theatre
Town, district or village: Methil
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
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Notes: Built behind an existing recently-built terrace of houses in Denbeath, with its foyer converted from a Post Office. Neo-Baroque interior now gutted.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Denbeath Theatre of Varieties in the 1920s
Item 2 of 3Rick's NightclubYes 
Item 3 of 3Western Cinema 1920s or later

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Theatre  

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 127 December 1907  Original (Swanston & Syme) building opened

People

Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 3John Daniel SwanstonArchitectA1907  
Item 2 of 3Swanston & SymeArchitectural practiceA1907  
Item 3 of 3William SymeArchitectA1907  

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Peter, Bruce1999Scotland's Splendid Theatres: Architecture and Social History from the Reformation to the Present Day Edinburgh: Polygon (an imprint of Edinburgh University Press Ltd)p218
Item 2 of 3Who's Who in Architecture1914    
Item 3 of 3Who's Who in Architecture1923    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder11 January 1908