After Show charity exhibition celebrates musical history of Leith Theatre
- Becki Crossley
- 18 August 2018
This article is from 2018.
Art inspired by electrifying performances from the likes of Thin Lizzy, AC/DC and more
As part of Edinburgh International Festival, independent agency Touch (the studio behind the acclaimed Welcome World and Light on the Shore campaigns) and Leith Theatre present After Show – a visual celebration of Leith Theatre's proud musical heritage.
The theatre, a longstanding cultural establishment of Edinburgh, opened its doors 86 years ago before ceasing operation in 1988. After almost three decades of closure the 1500 capacity venue reopened with a string of successful events in 2017/2018.
Leith Theatre has time and time again provided an astonishing setting for a host of musical events from Thin Lizzy's career-defining performances to AC/DC's electrifying 1976 show, to Young Fathers' triumphant gig on home turf earlier this year. It is no doubt an inspiring venue with a history worth celebrating and the After Show exhibition sets out to do just that.
This exhibition features a series of hanging banners, each created in response to one of the many iconic acts that have played at the venue from its heyday in the 1970s through to its recent renaissance.
To complement the exhibition a collection of souvenir merchandise, including Riso prints, tote bags and limited-run t-shirts, will be available. All profits raised from the sale of which will go back towards the ongoing transformation of this historic venue.
After Show runs at Leith Theatre until Sun 26 Aug.