The Castle Theatre, Wellingborough

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Castle Theatre Wellingborough
Castle Theatre Wellingborough
Address 10 Castle Way
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
England UK
Coordinates 52°18′00″N 0°41′17″W / 52.300°N 0.688°W / 52.300; -0.688
Owner Borough Council of Wellingborough
Type Multifunctional Community Centre
Capacity 503 (Main House)
Current use Received work/produced work/functions venue/conference centre/community centre
Opened 1995
Years active 1995 to present

Castle Theatre Wellingborough is located in the town of Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England. The Castle was opened in 1995 as a community resource organisation on the site of Wellingborough's Old Cattle Market.

Facilities include:

  • Main House Theatre with 503 seats. Can have variable seating formats
  • Main House can be 'flat-floored' for standing concerts with a capacity of up to 700. It can also be in Cabaret format for approx 150
  • 84-seat Studio Theatre. 120 in Cabaret format
  • Dance studio
  • Rehearsal Room used for workshops and meetings
  • Art gallery
  • Separate exhibition wall

The bar and restaurant facilities are currently operated by

Spaces are also available for business meetings and functions, wedding receptions, lectures, conferences, Christmas parties, dinners, talks, workshops, classes, and seminars,

Programming is a balanced mix of professional work, hires, community theatre, film, live satellite streaming from the National Theatre, Royal Opera House and Royal Shakespeare Company, as well as a professional Christmas show.

In June 2016 Castle Theatre Wellingborough was closed, but was re-opened in August 2016. It is currently operated by Borough Council of Wellingborough.

Artistic Directors

Former Artistic Directors.

  • 1994-1998 Dominic Barber
  • 1999-2001 Daniel Austin (now the Director, joint Executive and Artistic, at Jersey Arts Centre)
  • 2001-2004 David Bown (Chief Executive of Harrogate Theatre)
  • 2004-2007 Bart Lee
  • 2007-2008 Karl Wallace (now Chief Executive and Creative Director National Folk Theatre of Ireland)
  • 2009–2011 Nik Ashton

The role of Artistic Director has now ended at the Castle Theatre after Nik Ashton left the theatre in 2011.

External links

  • Borough Council of Wellingborough[permanent dead link]
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