Access Project

The Concordia Theatre is an old building, converted from a four-storey hosiery factory into a theatre in 1972 and is wholly owned by the Concordia Theatre Association members. Despite a large increase in the local population, from 45,000 to 101,500, vastly increasing the number of people wishing to enjoy the facilities, the access has remained the same. We would like to improve this and offer access for all, to all floors of the complex.

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With no cinema, theatre or other large live entertainment arena in the immediate vicinity, this project aims to increase opportunities for the wider community to take part in and attend the theatre’s extensive programme of theatre, dance and music and to provide additional floor space for further activities. This can be achieved by installing a lift system and refurbishing the foyer areas to include fitting new wide staircases. This will allow access to all floors both for the general public and the growing number of volunteers regardless of age and ability. We are a completely voluntary run and self funding organisation and have been undertaking a massive fund raising effort since October 2006. Any external financing to enable us to meet our target would be most helpful.