The Queens Park Arts Centre and LimelightTheatre have completed extensive refurbishments to their main building and foyer.
The renovations have been made possible by the Suez Communities Trust, which provided a grant for the improvements.
It has allowed the centre to redecorate the theatre, reception, coffee bar and main corridor with new carpets and a fresh coat of paint.
They have also purchased state-of-the-art sound equipment, bringing the centre up to speed in the 21st century.
Dario Knight, theatre manager and marketing co-ordinator said: “The Queens Park Arts Centre hasn’t been decorated for up to 20 years before now. Thanks to the grant from the Suez Communities Trust, we have finally redecorated the foyer and main building, we have also been able to purchase new theatre equipment and update our storage facilities.”
“The feedback has been absolutely lovely from the people who have seen it, and they have all been very complimentary of how welcoming and modern it now looks. We feel that this could really push the theatre forwards, and are all looking forward to the future.”
The Suez Communities Trust is an ethical funding organisation dedicated to making lasting improvements to the natural environment and community life.
Alice in Wonderland is set to begin at the Limelight theatre on the 10th of December, for Christmas pantomime season. It will be directed by David Pustansky and is written by Dario Knight.
Queens Park Arts Centre is the largest independent arts centre in the UK. Founded in 1980 their centre’s mission statement is ‘arts for all’ – offering the local community access to creative and performing arts.