The Reconnect Regal Theatre is the heart of Bathgate. This Unique Art Deco venue in the centre of the town (just 5 min walk from the train station) offers a warm welcome to all visitors and events, a great place for a gig/concert or theatre show ( 400 standing 230 seated ) not to mention weddings parties and events of all kinds.
The Reconnect Regal Theatre hosts a lively and diverse programme of professional and community entertainment, including children’s shows, films, drama, comedy, traditional and popular music, comedy, Club nights and more
The Regal’s multi-purpose rooms make a great venue for dance classes, yoga, music workshops and other activities. Conference and seminar organisers looking for an affordable, easily located venue take advantage of our attractive hire rates, ample breakout space, and flexible, practical support. We also host our own in-house Stage school and technical production academy.
The Reconnect Regal Theatre is a venue situated in Bathgate, West Lothian, run by Reconnect Charity, we are a community venue, offering a diverse programme of music, theatre, comedy, children's events, dance shows and workshops, our venue can also be hired for birthdays, wedding, corporate events and training, photoshoots and filming.
We are a 230 seated capacity, 400 standing capacity venue,
If you would like to hire our venue please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org
Built in 1938 the building retains some of its original Art Deco fixtures, colossal pillars and stylized keystones and most notably the plasterwork by by John Alexander which can be seen either side of our stage.
24 -34 North Bridge Street
Bathgate Regal is a ten minute walk from Bathgate railway station, with direct and frequent trains to Edinburgh and Glasgow.
There are frequent bus services to and within Bathgate. Most bus services stop on South Bridge Street, a 2 minute walk from the Bathgate Regal.
There is a car park behind the theatre.
There are always great events on at the Regal, make sure to keep an eye on our Whats On page so you don't miss out!
Starcatchers and SUPERFAN present Little Top – a magical first circus experience for babies from birth to 18 months and their adults, all babies/toddlers attending the show will need a bought ticket along with their adults? Little Top will transport you to a playful, joyous, upside down, topsy-turvy world where people can fly, patterns fill the air and anything is possible. A magical first circus experience for babies aged from birth to 18 months and their adults. At a time in their development when young children are discovering their own physicality and the pleasures and perils of gravity, Little Top invites babies to experience spectacular balances, astonishing tumbles and inventive juggling in a specially-designed set that miniaturises the magic of the Big Top. Little Top’s beautiful set creates a colourful, cosy and welcoming space where professional circus acrobats, tumblers and jugglers perform up close in babies’ line of sight, making eye contact, and interacting and responding to their young audience.
“It started as a concert, it became a celebration!” Starring the Stevie Agnew Band who bring over 30 years of live experience to this electrifying show celebrating the legendary concert and much loved film from The Band. When Bob Dylan “went electric” his backing band The Hawks were at his side, playing concert after concert, creating a new musical path for Dylan. Later, The Hawks known now simply as The Band, found fame in their own right, releasing the masterpiece, Music from Big Pink, which included, amongst others, the massive hit “The weight”. Fast forward to Thanksgiving 1976 they performed their last concert, the now legendary Last Waltz, directed by Martin Scorsese, setting the bar for all music films to follow. After The Last Waltz is a show steeped in musical history and respect for this influential group, playing hits from the movie and more. A night of Americana, folk, blues and classic rock and roll!
SPIKE! – a dinosaur caper By Andy Cannon and David Trouton Mary Anne lives in an ordinary little town with an extraordinary museum. There’s rockets and planes boats and trains tigers and sloths butterflies and moths and a dinosaur egg……… Spike’s Dinosaur caper continues this Spring. A wonderful tale of a little girl, her grandmother and her favourite dinosaur, SPIKE! a dinosaur caper is powerfully told through theatrical storytelling and dance. All children attending the show will need a bought ticket along with their adults? Join Spike for a magical story about the passing of time and the tales that bring families together, all set to original music. Wed 18th May 11am Thurs 19th May 11am & 2pm
Singer and guitarist, Jack Badcock is a veteran performer, having toured extensively on four continents, predominantly as frontman and founding member of renowned world-folk band Dallahan. A previous finalist in the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year Award, his 2021 EP, The Driftwood Project was nominated for Original Work of the Year at the BBC Scots Music Awards. His solo material reveals his astute songcraft exploring human history, cosmology, personal experiences and profound questions all delivered with a musical sensitivity clearly influenced by American folk, funk and soul music as much as the traditional music from Britain and Ireland.
The Scottish Youth Final of One-act Plays brings together the very best in youth drama from across Scotland. This year, teams from Dumfries & Galloway and Perthshire compete with a local club based in West Lothian. - CatStrand Youth Players: "Lockdown" by Douglas Craven - Blairgowrie Players Youth: "Down Came the Rain" by Burgess Clark - St Kentigern's Academy Youth Theatre: "Platform Party" by Alan Richardson Curtain-up 5:00pm.
The Springsteen Sessions:Feel the raw power, the intensity & the energy, all the ingredients you'd expect from a Springsteen concert, this is what you get when The Springsteen Sessions roll up their sleeves and stand before you on stage, a show that even the Jersey Devil himself would be proud of. When you buy your ticket for a Springsteen Sessions Show, rest assured when The Sessions take to the stage they will go all out to deliver the quality and authenticity that you'd expect from the boss and the E Street band, all the classics are there, from Born to Run, Jungleland, Rosie and Dancing in the Dark through to a few rarities such as Raise your Hand, Jersey Girl, Independence Day & American Skin (41 shots) all delivered designed to take you back to your favourite Springsteen concert. One thing to bear in mind when coming to one of our shows is... to bring your best singing voice with ya...The Springsteen Sessions are:Gary McEwan: DrumsJon Shaw: Bass guitar & Backing VocalsSteven Vernon: Rhythm GuitarAlan Phillips: Lead guitar & Backing VocalsAndy Lawrie: Piano/ Hammond organDeke McGee: Saxophone & Backing VocalsDougie Robertson: Vocals & Harmonica
Denise Mullen is a divorced mother of two teenagers, cares for her elderly father and has an extremely stressful job. The only thing that is keeping Denise sane is her beloved Celtic. They are stockpiling trophies and Denise knows just how it feels to be Celtic! Denise is hoping her Celtic can continue their trophy haul. …enter Bertie Auld! Danny Mullen is footloose and fancy free and looking forward to the New Year. The only thing that is getting Danny down is his beloved Celtic. Both Celtic and Danny have forgotten what a trophy looks like and Danny knows just how it feels to be Celtic! Danny is hoping his Celtic can win a trophy, any bloody trophy! …enter Bertie Auld! Follow the antics of Denise and Danny in the new comedy play, !Bend it like Bertie” to see if Bertie can help make their wishes come true. The play is set in the period January 1965 to April 1965, it"s not the Bertie Auld Story, but Bertie’s football career features very heavily in the play. At that time, Celtic had no reputation in European or World football, they had not won the league or cup in 12 years, disillusioned support, crowds of 10k, always in the shadow of Rangers. Bertie returns to Celtic in early January and plays a major part in the cup winning run, culminating in him scoring two goals in the final (the final was Bertie"s favourite game). This cup win was the breakthrough/launchpad for Jock Stein"s allconquering Celtic team of the late 60s/early 70s. "It blew me away, hilarious, magical, emotional." The Kano Foundation !A play every generation of Celtic supporters will absolutely love.” John Fallon, Lisbon Lion !A must-see production that pulls on the heartstrings the way only family and Celtic can.” More than 90 Minutes
2-3pm Tom McCaffery The founder of diversity Scotland, Tony is a proud queer multi-ethnic person of colour with disabilities and will be opening the day for us with his unique style and humor 3-5pm Human Library The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers. A place where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered. 5-6pm Riot Act Riot Act is a wild ride through six decades of queer history, created from interviews with a survivor of the Stonewall riots, a radical drag artist and an HIV/AIDS activist. Provocative, powerful and pulling no punches, it promises to be a riot!