As part of the University of St Andrews, the Byre Theatre has a year round programme of cultural and commercial events engaging local, national and international audiences built on the bedrock of its 1933 foundations.


The University of St Andrews, Abbey Street
St Andrews
KY16 9AJ


Venue location
We are accessed by two public entrances one from South street close, the other larger main entrance on Abbey street has easier drop off areas for cars. All routes are wheelchair friendly. There are dedicated cycle routes in town and from Leuchars station. The theatre is situated within easy walking distance from local restaurants, hotels, beaches and parks. Both Dundee and Edinburgh airports offer direct bus services to St Andrews.


Parking information
We offer limited general parking but two disabled spaces outside the Abbey Street entrance with easy drop off lay-by and two spaces on the South Street entrance but involves a short walk to the entrance.
Bus/Tram information
Express services from Dundee (Route X54) and Edinburgh (Route X59) and extensive local network including Flexi Bus services
Leuchars station (5.8 Miles away ), regular bus and taxi services join Leuchars station and St Andrews

Venue map

Venue access information

The Byre incorporates a 216 seat auditorium, 100 seat studio theatre and room for 14 wheelchairs in Row K utilising flat floor access and removable seating. Full audio visual, theatrical and conference facilities on site. We have an overall capacity of 550 across all spaces. We are fully wifi capable using Eduroam and BT open zone hotspots.

Please note that both our venues offer a hearing loop system for every performance as required. Please ask at box-office upon arrival if you require a hearing loop pack if you do not have a compatible hearing aid.

We can also provide a relaxed meeting place with full restaurant, bar, and coffee shop, all with convenient opening times and late licences.

The theatre  is a vibrant hub for the community and serves as a focal point for the Arts in North East Fife. With a year round programme of events, shows, conferences, parties, music and learning. See our history pages to read about the Byre behind the scenes and through the years.

Byre Theatre is run by the University of St Andrews Ltd

Access service information

Audio Description information
For optimum seating position please contact the box office
BSL Interpretation information
For optimum seating position please contact the box office
Captioning information
For optimum seating position please contact the box office

Events at The Byre Theatre

No forthcoming events found.