Creating A Scene – capital projects for New Wolsey Theatre

Client – New Wolsey Theatre Project/Role – Capital Projects Director Creating a Scene is an ambitious Β£3 million capital project which will see the transformation of Theatre Square and the refurbishment of New Wolsey Theatre itself. The project continues despite the challenges of Covid19, with New Wolsey 2 due to open mid September and the revamped New Wolsey Theatre in November 2020. About Creating A Scene The New Wolsey has for many years now sat on a much loved but largely declining site. It’s a site full of its own history and civic pride – the former home to the Council, Police and Magistrate Courts. It’s a key gateway into the town for many. Together with developer Charterhouse, and architects WGPA New Wolsey are building a new vision for this site. Whilst the overall vision will take 5 to 10 years to fully realise we are mid way through what you might call the first phase (Creating A Scene). These ciritcal first steps are vital in unlocking the full vision for the whole site. Creating A Scene includes: -the creation and fit out of a brand new participation facility called NW2 -the development of a new public space called Theatre Square -reimagined, with a new outdoor performance space at its heart. -the refurbishment of the existing New Wolsey Theatre building – a brand new front of house experience, more comfortable seats – a world class welcome to match the world class art on our stages. Overall this phase will enable …

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