Lyth Arts Centre is the UK’s most northerly mainland arts centre in Caithness, Scotland.
A programme of live performances presents the best work of small-scale touring companies – from Scotland, the UK and the world. This includes theatre, dance, family events, jazz, folk, classical and world music, and much more. Lyth Arts Centre also presents performances in village halls and community centres across Caithness and North Sutherland.
Housed in a beautiful old building surrounded by trees and aged stone walls. From the outside it retains the character of a Victorian village school but the interior has been imaginatively converted to a dynamic multi-purpose arts centre. fully-equipped 60-seat black-box studio theatre which converts into an exhibition space, back-stage facilities, a snack bar and a purpose-built accommodation annex for visiting performers and artists – all with accessible access.
Lyth Arts Centre was established by William Wilson, an accomplished artist and musician who worked in film and television in London before returning to his native Caithness in 1977. What began as a gallery grew in an intimate venue which regularly over-spilled into William’s home in the adjacent schoolhouse. In April 2017 Lyth Arts Centre become a registered charity and appointed Charlotte Mountford and Tom Barnes as it’s Co-Directors.