A team of local experts have viewed the current theatre and the architects plans with the aim of improving the use of the theatre for plays, cinema, as a music venue and for lectures, presentations and workshops. Research is currently being carried out across a number of small theatre venues locally to optimise the development of our theatre in terms of layout and audio-visual equipment.
The current plans offer an increased seating area and the opportunity to improve the layout, for example for stage access for props, changing rooms and storage. Vitally important too is that refreshments can be offered during performances so how people move around the space is being considered.
We now have most of these in place across the village, each generally covering 10-25 of their immediate neighbours. They are briefed regularly by the hub team and shop team so they have up to date information. They are the go-to people to answer any of their neighbours' questions but perhaps more importantly to feedback ideas and concerns from their part of the village into the hub & shop committees.