Auction goes live – bid for a piece of Fife theatre history with theatre chairs

The old chairs in the auditorium before being removed as part of the reburbishment programme

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

OnFife’s auction of a limited number of theatre chairs saved as part of the refurbishment of the Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy, has gone live!

You can have your very own part of history with seats from the theatre’s main auditorium up for grabs in a ‘silent auction’.

Check out our auction page here for all the details, FAQs, photos of the lots and bidding forms.

And every winning bid will help an OnFife campaign to raise £10,000 to open up the excitement of theatre to even more people at all our venues through the creation of resources for people with neurodiverse conditions and with visual and hearing impairments. 

In what could be the perfect Christmas present for a home cinema room, a quirky conversation piece in your hall, a gaming chair or even an Instagram favourite in an eclectic café or bar, there’s a limited release of seats, which come together in twos and threes, up for auction – and winning bids will help make the theatre experience more accessible.

While the chairs have lost none of their showbiz appeal, bidders should be aware they have served audiences well since the last refurbishment in the 1970s. They’re not pristine by any means but that also adds to their charm.

The Adam Smith Theatre is currently undergoing a major Fife Council capital investment programme and will reopen in 2023.

“The Adam Smith means so much to so many people, from generations who’ve sat in the same seats every year for the Christmas panto to mums and dads who’ve proudly watched their offspring take to the stage. This auction offers a one-off opportunity to own a part of the theatre,” said Michelle Sweeney, Director of Creative Development. 

“It is also a great opportunity to show your support for our theatres, which have been so badly hit by the pandemic while at the same time helping to broaden accessibility to the experience, be that for a child with autism who finds a normal performance overwhelming to someone who is visually impaired.  We urge you to dig deep to help us reach our target so that together we can truly broaden access to the magic of theatre for those to whom it’s less accessible. Good luck with your bids!”

The auction will run until midnight on Sunday 5 December. Find out more at https://www.onfife.com/venues/adam-smith-theatre/adam-smith-chair-auction/