A Grand New Refurbishment for Blackpool Theatre
Blackpool Grand Theatre has completed its major refurbishment project on time and on budget.
The £1m backstage project saw new rehearsal and dressing rooms created along with a new multi-use space and an open plan office suite. The project has delivered modern facilities that sit comfortably in the Grade II* listed theatre.
Blackpool Grand Theatre Trust chair, Roger Lloyd Jones, commented, “I am extremely proud of what has been delivered on a tight budget while keeping the theatre open throughout the work programme.
“Our architect, Lawrence Mcburney from Cassidy + Ashton; project manager, Shaun Ward from Blackpool Council; and contractors, Parkinsons, worked in close partnership with us to sensitively upgrade and extend our facilities.
None of this would have been possible without the financial support of Arts Council England, Friends of The Grand, Garfield Weston Trust, and Blackpool Council.
My thanks to our CEO, Ruth Eastwood, and her team for completing the project on time and on budget.
We are now able to offer a variety of additional facilities to local arts organisations for
meetings, functions, rehearsals and small-scale performances.”