Hall for Cornwall (HFC) has been shortlisted for Theatre Building of the Year in the Stage Awards, in recognition of its multi-million pound transformation carried out over the last three years.

The Stage Awards highlight the achievements of theatre companies and individuals across the UK and globally.

Hall for Cornwall in Truro is one of just three theatres shortlisted as Theatre Building of the Year. The winner of each category will be announced at the awards ceremony on January 31 at Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London.

Julien Boast, CEO and creative director at Hall for Cornwall, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be shortlisted as Theatre Building of the Year and it’s recognition of the huge team effort has gone into our theatre’s transformation and our reopening in October this year.

“We’ve had an amazing reaction from audiences to our new building and have a packed programme of entertainment scheduled for next year.”

Hall for Cornwall reopened in October with the world premiere of Fisherman’s Friends: The Musical, which was seen by more than 22,000 people and goes on UK tour next year. It is currently staging its Christmas show, a modern-day take on Cinderella, until early January. The theatre hopes to attract 300,000 people a year and add £35 million to the Cornish economy over the next five years.

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