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
Website
castletheatre.co.uk

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 www.frankshamburger.com/

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

  • http://castletheatre.co.uk/
  • www.facebook.com/castletheatrewellingborough
  • https://twitter.com/castle_WEL
  • https://www.instagram.com/castletheatrewel/
  • Borough Council of Wellingborough[permanent dead link]
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