Ayrshire based Amateur Dramatic Group Livingstone Players formed in the 1960’s, originally under the name of the Livingstone Church Opera Group because of its performances of Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas. The name was derived from the local church from which the majority of its members were sourced and where all rehearsals and shows were performed. Having made the move from opera performances to musicals and pantomimes, the group moved forward with a new name in 1997, Livingstone Players, to aptly reflect the nature of the group.

Today, Livingstone Players still rehearse in Livingstone Church and still hold their annual pantomime in the venue of the Livingstone Church Hall, Stevenston. The majority of Livingstone Players members are from the surrounding Ayrshire area and as such the group have a strong community feel and give proceeds to charity. The Livingstone Players pride themselves on involving young and old alike, creating a broad fellowship of age, both within the cast and the returning audiences who provide a fantastic atmosphere and offer invaluable support.