Built in 1922 the Alhambra has been a theatre, bingo hall and now returned as a performance space as a charitable foundation. It claims to have the 4th largest stage in Scotland and holds the largest audience in the town at over 1200 seats.
On a visit to the Alhambra in 1928, the Freedom of Dunfermline was granted to the Duke and Duchess of York, later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. It explains the colourful royal crest above the door. The formidable building was designed by local architect John Fraser, he also designed another popular gig venue, Glen Pavilion in Pittencrief Park.
In November 2019, possibly the biggest gig held to date, was Snow Patrol, previous performers here include; Kasabian, Nazareth, The Stranglers, Morrisey, Biffy Clyro, Primal Scream, Frightened Rabbit, Paulo Nutini, The Specials and Belle & Sebastian. It is also home to a thriving comedy circuit with visits from John Bishop, Jimmy Carr, Daniel Sloss, many tribute bands and of course the annual pantomime run.
The Spotify playlist below has some of the international artists and local talent who have played the Alhambra including; Runrig with original band member Pete Wishart from Dunfermline and local bands Nazareth, Skids and Big Country.