Wimbledon College of Art Theatre is one of the few theatres in the UK built specifically for shows in the round. It sits at the heart of the College's theatre courses, which are the largest and among the most prestigious in Europe.
Since its opening production of The Duchess of Malfi in 1963, this flexible, superbly designed theatre has provided a vital space for students to learn a comprehensive range of theatre skills.
However, after 45 years of use, the theatre was due a refit. In 2007 Wimbledon College of Art began a programme of extending and improving the theatre to bring its resources up to date. These changes include increased seating, better public access and the addition of modern backstage facilities that make exciting new collaborations possible. As a result, our students' learning will be enriched by more contact with theatre professionals, the theatre will be more available as a resource for the community, and it will be able to put on more productions for more people to see.
Two stages of refurbishment have been completed. Only £250,000 remains to be raised to finish the work and open the doors to the community.
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