"the Theatre" Appeal, Tavistock Repertory Guarantors Ltd (TRGL)

"the Theatre" Appeal, Tavistock Repertory Guarantors Ltd (TRGL)

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"the Theatre" Appeal, Tavistock Repertory Guarantors Ltd (TRGL)

"The Theatre" Appeal
TRGL supporting the Tower Theatre Company.
“Building for the future on the foundations of the past”

“The Theatre” appeal aims to create a new theatre and production base on the site of London’s first purpose built playhouse, which was constructed in Shoreditch in 1576. This was Shakespeare’s first London home and almost certainly saw the premiere of “Romeo and Juliet”.

The new “Theatre” will preserve the nationally important remains of the original and make them available for viewing and educational purposes, but it will also be a modern, no-nonsense, hard-working community theatre, providing a broad range of affordable entertainment to a wide audience in a fully accessible building.

“The Theatre” will be the home of the Tower Theatre Company, founded in 1932 to enable people of all ages and backgrounds to participate in every aspect of theatre. Additionally, it will provide a modern and welcoming venue for other performance/arts organisations. There will be learning opportunities for children and young people and year-round access for local community groups and organisations to meet, exhibit and perform.

“The Theatre” will make welcome and valuable contribution to the regeneration of Hackney at the same time as celebrating and preserving its heritage.