Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Coventry: local businesses boost theatre redevelopment

The theatre has ambitious plans for growth as Coventry heads towards UK City of Culture in 2021

The fundraising campaign to support the development of Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre has taken a major step forward after the first businesses signed up to support the 2020 Redevelopment Project.

The theatre, which celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2018, has ambitious plans for growth as Coventry heads towards UK City of Culture in 2021 and part of that is a £4.8m project which will be completed in time for the big year.

Coventry's Belgrade Theatre fundraising
Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre fundraising

Work on phase one – to refresh the Main Stage Auditorium to create a more enjoyable experience for audiences and visitors – has now been completed and phase two is the redevelopment of the café and first floor Burbidge Room, which will help secure the Theatre’s long-term sustainability.

The Theatre needs private sector backing to undertake the major project and already a handful of firms have signed up to the Play Your Part campaign as they have agreed to Sponsor a Step on the new staircase which will be a central feature of the new development…

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