19 February 2018
Posted by Charlotte Somers
Transforming Hall For Cornwall
On 2 June 2018, Hall For Cornwall will close for 20 months for an ambitious and much-needed refurbishment of our theatre, seeking to safeguard the heritage of the building and transform the venue into a dynamic and high-quality environment that will give the people of Cornwall access to the best performing arts to rival any city in the country.
After six years of planning, we are thrilled that funding is now in place to move forward with this exciting project that will see the auditorium increase in size, enabling us to attract top West End shows and promote and support creative talent, alongside developing our work with schools and young people. In addition, new cafés and bars, a Heritage Lottery funded project and new digital creative business hub, will combine together to create a venue that will continue to inspire, educate and be enjoyed.
Upon the foundations of our existing site, we will unveil the history and heritage of our Grade II* listed building and create a new theatre within, alongside improved café, bar & public spaces. Our new home will be a vital community asset and one which will continue to inspire, engage, educate entertain and challenge all audiences, firmly placing us at the heart of Truro’s cultural and economic offering and securing our long-term future.
Our final and celebratory performance to conclude this chapter in our history will be Saturday 2 June 2018. Local Cornish band The People’s String Foundation Orchestra will be celebrating the last two decades and helping us to raise the curtain on the future. It is anticipated that the newly refurbished theatre will open 2020.
Over the last two decades, our venue has played an important part in raising the standards and expectations of performance in Cornwall and, having worked closely with many partners and members of the public to develop our ambitious rebuild plans, we are confident that we can deliver a world class venue that Cornwall deserves and that the community will be proud of in the years to come.
We look forward to welcoming you on our journey.