Set deep into the Caithness countryside, Lyth Arts Centre retains the character of its original purpose as a Victorian school but the interior has been imaginatively converted to house a dynamic, multi-purpose arts venue.
A registered charity, founded in 1977, Lyth Arts Centre has consistently aimed at promoting work in theatre, music and visual art of the highest standard. Most of its programme is devoted to presenting professional artists and performers from this country and beyond but the centre also acts as a stopping-off point for local artistic endeavour.
The 60-seat studio theatre and exhibition gallery play host to a rich mix of drama, contemporary music and visual art from April to December.
Lyth reopened in 2004 after a major 2 year refurbishment. The centre is now fully accessible for disabled visitors, has on site accommodation for performers and improved parking facilities. There is also a comfortable foyer opening onto a veranda and sheltered garden. This work was mostly privately funded, with assistance from Caithness and Sutherland Enterprise and the National Lottery through the Creative Scotland. Lyth Arts Centre is financially assisted by revenue funding from the Creative Scotland and The Highland Council.