The work continues
November 2017 - Redevelopment work update
We have raised over £1.5 million towards this major project in the life of the People’s Theatre. As a result the work on the front of the building and the new foyer space is virtually complete.
The new Studio Theatre is a really exciting space, but it still needs significant work before it can be equipped and put into use.
Many local and national trusts and foundations have given significant amounts towards this huge change for the theatre, and their names are listed opposite. Many of our members who have also given most generously. Without them this could not have happened. By the end of this project we will have achieved:
- A truly inspiring, new Studio Theatre space on ground floor level
- Full access to all areas of the venue for wheelchair and mobility restricted users
- New lighting and heating systems that will reduce our carbon footprint
- An improved exterior and a new foyer, bar, gallery and archive display area
We aim to have the studio completed in late 2018, but we still need to raise £150,000 to complete the work. If you'd like to make a donation, please follow the link at the bottom of the column opposite. Or support us by coming along to see one of our shows, and telling your friends and family about us!
We will keep you updated, and in the meantime we hope to welcome you along to the People's soon!
- Tony Childs
Director, People’s Theatre Redevelopment Project
The trusts and foundations who have given their support to this venture are:
Arts Council England
Benfield Charitable Trust
Bruce Wake Charitable Trust
Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust
Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
Garfield Weston Foundation
Homes & Communities Agency
Hoult Family Grassroots Fund
Newcastle Children’s Mission & Institute
Pen & Palette Club Fund
RFF Gibson Trust
R.W. Mann Trust
Sir James Knott Trust
Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK
The Astor Foundation
The Barbour Foundation
The Joicey Trust
The Percy Hedley 1990 Charitable Trust
The Rank Foundation
The Ridley Family Charity
The Rothley Trust
The Theatres Trust
The Woodward Charitable Trust
Trusthouse Charitable Foundation
We would also like to thank Newcastle City Council for support, and all the individuals who have donated so very generously.
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