The Hall For Cornwall’s proposed redevelopment plans go on public viewing tomorrow (Feb 24).
A three-week theatre development consultation and exhibition will be hosted at the venue from February 24 to March 15 and local people are invited to go along and take a look at the draft plans.
The proposed redevelopment is seeking to safeguard the future of the building for years to come and determine the best ways to achieve this.
Significant parts of the Grade II Listed building no longer meet the technical or audience needs of a modern theatre. Because of a range of constraints and the demands placed on the building every day, it is now showing significant signs of wear and tear which need urgent attention.
Chief executive, Julien Boast, said: “We believe the people of Truro and Cornwall deserve access to the best performing arts possible which will rival any city in the country.
“To achieve this, and to assure our longer term sustainability and growth as an arts organisation, we need to invest in the building now. Our redevelopment aims to transform Hall For Cornwall into a dynamic, high quality environment for world-class theatre.”
The proposed project would see a radical redesign of the theatre to create a new three-tiered auditorium.
Additional seating capacity and flexibility of how the theatre can be practically used will increase the hall’s income and audience potential.
The proposed plans also include a redesign of the theatre foyer and entranceways on both sides of the building to create a more welcoming environment and this will be further enhanced with new cafés and bars.