help us rebuild blt
We have a five-year lease on our much-loved but ageing theatre. While this secures our short-term future, we also have the option of a further 30-year extension. However, this will not be granted unless we improve and develop the building.
We are currently working with a firm of specialist architects on significantly re-configuring the existing building to make the space work better and more flexibly. This work will be phased over several years to ensure we don’t overstretch ourselves financially, or disrupt too many of our theatrical activities.
In the short term, however, there are important improvements we need to make to improve our facilities backstage, onstage and for our audiences.
We have already commissioned some preliminary ideas from architects and work is continuing on assessing these, with a view to progressing to the next stage.
Now, we are ready to develop our ‘master plan’ for the building and raise the necessary funds to bring it to fruition, without disrupting our programme of productions.
This is the campaign to get BLT rebuilt.
To achieve it, we need to widen our pool of volunteers, especially those with relevant skills and experience in project management, development and financial matters.
how you can help
The development work will be costly – probably in excess of £1 million.
We have some reserves – enough to get us started – but not nearly enough for us to realise our longer-term vision.
To help us raise the money required we have put together a team under the leadership of Dave Armour, one of our Board members, to explore potential funding from the National Lottery, Arts Council and others.
If you, or someone you know can help us with this, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Or perhaps you would like to make a personal donation or bequest? If so, please click the above link or call 07798 757 902 for an initial and confidential discussion.
And help us get BLT