Theatre and Club Update

Spring at last and we are coming out of hibernation…..We haven’t updated on news for some time.

Looking back to last autumn, the inaugural exhibition at the Theatre (Sarah Lucas, Don Brown, Kate Boxer and Gary Hume) was incredibly well received and attended, with good coverage in local and national press. We also had a very positive public open day about our future plans which resulted in a large flurry of supportive letters and emails being sent to East Suffolk Council. Thank you to all who made the effort to find out what we are trying to do and then to write in support.

In October we were awarded the Diaphoros Prize in the Georgian Group’s 2021 Architectural Awards, and hot on its heels we were also delighted to receive a Quality of Place Award from East Suffolk Council.

Our planning application for the Theatre has not yet been concluded as we were asked to provide a noise assessment (which we have now done but were a bit slow with), so fingers crossed a consent will soon be forthcoming and we can plan the next steps of new life for the building. Meanwhile we are beginning to plan a series of exhibitions and events in the theatre over the spring and summer, and will give news of some events soon.

The cafe continues to thrive and the studios at the club are all full, with a great bunch of people working there. Bookings are steadily growing in the downstairs short-hire spaces and Corner Room, but there is still space for more, so please do get in touch if you are interested.