“The Holroyd Community Theatre will provide a state of the art performance space with a 240 seat auditorium designed to accommodate the very best that the performing arts can provide.”

Over £1.2 million of the £1.45 million build total has already been reached and construction is under way at Moreton Hall. Owing to the support and generosity of many, including our patrons, Bill and Julie Holroyd, investments in the best lighting and sound equipment, flooring and seats, as well as bespoke architectural design are being made so that audiences can benefit from some the greatest theatrical performances touring the country. A substantially sized foyer area will consist of a bar, café and seating area, designed not only for relaxing but also for smaller and more abstract performances.

Alongside professional touring theatre companies and music ensembles, the theatre will be used by local community and charity groups, arts organisations, choirs, orchestras and the surrounding primary and secondary schools.

The Theatre will be a hub for young talent to grow and its benefits are already in force with many community initiatives taking shape.

The Face2Face Performance Academy offers expert tuition in singing, dancing and acting for all aspiring performers between the ages of 9-18. It provides superb opportunities to showcase skills learnt through performances such as Elf The Musical at Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn. The academy regularly welcomes workshops from current industry professionals such as, Kane Oliver Parry who is currently on tour with Beautiful: the Carole King Musical and CiCi Howells, professional choreographer and actor.

The Academy runs over three ten week terms and holds workshops throughout the Easter and Summer breaks. For more information on how to get involved and learn about their yearly scholarships visit, www.moretonhall.org/face2face or email face2face@moretonhall.com

North Shropshire Music is a hub for musical excellence in the region and has opened musicianship opportunities for local students of all ages and abilities with sessions within term time. If you are a young instrumentalist and would like to get involved then please visit www.moretonhall.org/north-shropshire-music to find session details and how to register.

North Shropshire’s Big Sing – A new initiative to 2018! Over a six week period one of our highly trained choral directors will deliver weekly sessions of vocal workshops to a number of Year 5 and 6s within the local area.  In these sessions the children will hone their breathing and vocal technique as well as learn a range of new and fun songs.  The six week programme will culminate in the different schools singing together in the first ever ‘North Shropshire Sings’ event on Tuesday 20th November.   If you wish to get your Primary School involved please contact raynerh@moretonhall.com

We look forward to keeping everyone updated on the build progress of the Holroyd Community Theatre and for further information please visit www.theholroydtheatre.co.uk, or if you would like further information about the theatre or any of the community programmes mentioned then please contact us at info@theholroydtheatre.co.uk