Theatre Royal Wakefield’s Centre for Creativity is Revealed

Scaffolding that surrounded Theatre Royal Wakefield’s new extension has finally been removed to expose its new performance space for the first time.

It has been nine months since the hoarding covering the derelict space between Lala’s restaurant and Theatre Royal Wakefield was replaced with scaffolding in the beginning stages of a new venture for the Theatre. After many years in the making, the plans for the new performance space are finally going ahead and for the first time this week, the progress can now be seen on Westgate.

Centre for Creativity, photo credit Helen Dobson

Early this week, the view of the scaffolding has been replaced with the giant, glass fronted Centre for Creativity, which will house a new performance space named The Walker Studio and a new café/bar. Fundraising is still taking place to support the fit out for the new space but in a short matter of weeks, the interior will soon be complete and the Centre for Creativity will showcase its first performance.

Executive Director, Katie Town, said “After many months of preparation and fundraising, it’s so amazing to see our plans come to fruition. This new Centre will allow us to expand our reach to new audiences and bring something fresh into the changing face of Wakefield.”
In On The Act, Theatre Royal Wakefield’s innovative 18 – 30 group of theatre makers, will open The Walker Studio with their interactive performance of Thumbelina at the beginning of May.

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