Saturday, 6 December 2008

Little Theatre

This charming little 72 seat theatre, is owned by an award winning drama society. They are members of the Little Theatre Guild of Great Britain, and affiliated with the Kent Drama Association and Canterbury Arts Council. Every year, they aim to produce six full length productions (including a Pantomime, of course), and there thriving youth theatre performs an additional two full length productions each year. They also host a calender of social events for there members, and are pleased to welcome touring theatre companies to there stage from time to time.
The society was first formed back in 1947, performing in various venues, until there 40th year when they opened there new theatre in Bullers Avenue. Having recently celebrated there 60th anniversary, they are also celebrating the near completion of there Stage II project to extend, update and renovate there lovely little theatre and after two years of fundraising and hard work, and a final push when they received a generous grant of £76,651 from the Big Lottery Fund, the project has finally come to fruition in the form of new wheelchair access to the audiotorium, a new toilet block, bar area and kitchen.
The changes will provide much more comfort, especially for the elderly, the visually and hearing impaired and will benefit an estimated 3,000 people.

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