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Theatre redevelopment consultation opens

Monday 7 September 2020

A public consultation on the future of Hertford Theatre has opened online, with the District Council outlining their plans for the venue.

The District Council is hoping that the proposals will "transform Hertford Theatre into a place that will enhance the lives of visitors and the town itself".

The redeveloped venue will provide:

  • Three bespoke cinema screens allowing screenings of newly released films
  • Increased seating in the auditorium with the introduction of a circle level
  • A new studio auditorium seating 150 people
  • A relaxing and open public plaza-style foyer
  • Uncovering the 12th century motte at the back of the theatre which people can reach directly from The Wash, via a new boardwalk, creating an exciting link between the theatre, Castle Gardens and the castle
  • An improved riverside café-bar for both theatre visitors and people enjoying the park
  • Improved access to all areas of the building so that artists can better reach the stage, backstage and the dressing rooms.

The project is current estimated to cost £19.9m, with construction works to commence in August 2021 and completion by April 2023.

Local residents are being offered the opportunity to provide feedback on the plans, via an online questionnaire.

The consultation closes on Monday 28th September 2020, following which technical Design will commence October. 

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