‘The Bear Pit Theatre is delighted to have been awarded a grant of £26,000 by Stratford-upon-Avon Town Trust which will go a long way towards improving our backstage facilities,in particular to create 3 changing rooms so we can have dedicated areas for male, female & young actors at the same time,which we haven’t been able to do before.
The Grant will also enable us to create a new corridor access to the WC’s rather than having to go through the auditorium as at present.
A further significant benefit will be the creation of additional storage space by installing a mezzanine.
We are now embarking on another phase of developing The Bear Pit Theatre for the benefit of the local community,particularly the youger generation, which will also mean we extend our tenure in the property by taking a longer lease with our Landlord,The United Reformed Church.
Works are being planned for the summer period when the Theatre is dark,to be completed in time for our Autumn season.
We are thrilled to be able to take this action through the generosity of The Town Trust plus you,our local supporters.
We will keep you updated as works progress.’