The Charles Cryer centre will reopen in November following refurbishment work and a new lease having been arranged with Cryer Arts Limited.
Facilities will include the theatre and performance space together with a new bar/restaurant on the ground floor and potential retail units to the rear. A workshop with one of very few remaining full-size stage backdrop paint frames is to be let to a West End and international production company.
The Cryer will offer music, comedy, performance, a venue for local groups and community activities as well as a new restaurant and bar, all adding to the leisure and cultural facilities available in the area.
Early bookings include a children’s Christmas pantomime, a series of one-night drama and music shows and a photographic exhibition. The bar is on course to open in early November with restaurant service following soon after.
Cryer Arts Limited was formed to bid for the opportunity to take over the Cryer and won the competition which included presentations to community groups.