Future Arcola - Colourworks Phase II
In June 2012 we will be closing Studio 1 and 2 at Colourworks and moving to Arcola Tent for 4 months whilst we refurbish.
Over one year ago we hastily converted the basement, ground and first floors of the Colourworks building with the aid of many volunteers and the financial assistance of Arcola's loyal patrons. We love our new building, but it is still a bit rough around the edges even for us!
We are therefore delighted to announce that Arts Council England have awarded £1million in capital funding (additional to their support of our artistic and creative learning programmes) to undertake the most urgently required works to improve the function, comfort and accessibility of the building.
What will change?- We will be installing new windows, heating and ventilation
- Studio 2 will be lowered one floor in to the basement
- All dressing rooms and back-of-house areas will be expanded and refurbished
- We will be adding a new staircase and a new wheelchair lift to serve all floors
Will the Arcola feel be lost?No. There is lots of work to be done and not enough money to do it, so fear not we will be re-using, recycling and calling on the services of volunteers once more. But we promise there will be nice toilets and a more spacious foyer!
When will this happen?From June - October 2012, Arcola theatre-productions will be relocated to Arcola Tent at number 2 Ashwin Street (Season print out soon). During that period it will be business as usual if you would like to book by phone or online. We will also have a new box office at the Tent which will be open from 6pm and upgraded facilities for artists and audiences at the tent.
Final details are being worked-out - we will keep you posted.
In the meantime if you would like to get involved do email firstname.lastname@example.org. When we moved to Colourworks over 1,000 people got involved. See the videos below for a taste or click here for info from last year.
To be kept up to date email email@example.com