Garstang Community Theatre
Provision of a much needed,fully functional performance space for Arts groups within Garstang and our wider rural community, and to attract a wider range of Art performance to the community.
August 2011 - March 2012
Garstang Community Academy PSA
There is a well recognised need for a dedicated Arts venue with the capacity for 200 seats. There are various local venues, some currently under threat or unsuitable for larger audiences and touring companies.
Although the local authority recognises the need for this facility they are unable to provide all the funds required, and although funding has been raised towards some of the upgrade there is a shortfall to complete the project.
There are a number of local Arts groups who have campaigned for a dedicated Arts space for Community use, and the upgrade of the school hall will provide this much needed facility.
This challenge aims to complete our fundraising to provide additional seating, lighting and sound equipment.
Create a new theatre venue for Garstang with a year round programme of Arts productions
Activities» Provision of new seating, upgrade of existing lighting and sound equipment
Success will be increasing the audiences for performances and usage by existing and new local groups
Promote Arts within Garstang and the wider community
Activities» Liaison with local Arts groups
» Continue working with local authority Arts development officer
Success will be providing a greater diversity of Arts performances for Garstang and the wider rural community
To enable touring companies to visit the local community
Activities» Present facilities are unable to support any touring activities Work with local development officer to promote facilities
Success will be attracting these types of performances to the area.
Widen the opportunity for active participation in the Arts within Garstang, and promote the locality.
We will demonstrate success by increasing participation and monitoring usage and audience sizes.
The theatre space can currently be used but does not provide the facility suitable for larger productions or the variety.
E-mail media to report improvements and productions attracted to the venue.
Budget - Project Cost: £60,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £30,000 Seating Provision of automated tiered seating £4,000 Chairs To extend the seating to allow capacity of 200 £26,000 Lighting Replacement/ upgrade of obsolete lighting
Current Funding / Pledges
Source Amount Government Extended Services Grant £15,000 Guaranteed Garstang High Devolved Capital £16,555 Conditional Foyle Foundation £13,000 Guaranteed
Garstang is a thriving small market town between Preston & Lancaster which serves a wide local rural community. As the first fairtrade town and winner of Britain in Bloom it is a vibrant, diverse community. The venue is located within the town's only secondary school.
Various existing local Arts groups & societies eg; Singing, Acting, Musical, Dance, Historical
Local Primary Schools
High School performing arts department
Local Dance schools
Local Charity Groups eg; rotarians
The PSA has supported projects within the school for many years and successfully promoted events to raise funds to improve the quality of provision within the community.
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