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  • In celebration of our 90th year, in the summer of 2018 we will close between June and September for a £3.9m refurbishment of our Grade II listed auditorium.

    We need your help towards the cost of this project.

    So far we have secured £2.54 million towards the cost of the project, but as a charitable trust which receives no direct public subsidy we need your help to raise the remaining £1.35 million.

    Our wonderful theatre comes to life when you, our treasured audience members are sat in the auditorium, and now it is in need of a major refurbishment programme to secure its future. The plans include:

    • Repainting the whole of the auditorium
    • Installing brand new seating in the Stalls and Circle
    • Moving the pit further under the stage.

    This work is essential not just to preserve the building, but to benefit the more than 500,000 people each year who enjoy visiting our theatre.

    It will provide higher levels of comfort, better access and more opportunities to experience live performance.

    As a charitable trust we are appealing to our audience, members and partners for your help.

    Please Donate Now

    Thank you for your support.

    Michael Ockwell
    Chief Executive

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    If you are interested in hearing more about our development plans and the impact of your support we would love to hear from you.

    Please contact our Fundraising Team on 02380 711834 or

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