Improvements to the makeshift space for performances began in 1973 when David Conville, founder of the Company, submitted plans for a proper 1,187 seat outdoor theatre. This work was completed in 1975, but unfortunately the funds ran out before the bar and public areas could be completed. In response to audience demand and heightened Health and Safety regulations a £2 million program of works was conceived in 1996. This project addressed specific elements of the existing theatre, including the provision of better disabled access, upgraded lighting and sound facilities, permanent catering and sponsors’ facilities, and service infrastructure. The vastly improved theatre reopened for the summer of 2000.
- 1,240-seat outdoor venue