The Pump House

Raise the Roof of the Pump House

Help raise the roof of the theatre to provide much improved space and facilities for audiences and performers for the next 50 years
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Our theatre roof is past its sell by date and anyone whos performed here will know our backstage is functional but could be better. Weve unveiled exciting plans to literally raise the theatre roof and enhance our facilities. Improvements will include:

* a watertight, insulated roof and raised height space, saving a lot of energy use, providing a better performance space and more comfortable auditorium

* additional seats in a new balcony area

* significantly bigger dressing rooms that will support larger productions and remove the current need for large cast performers to walk outside to additional dressing room space during performances

* new, multi purpose art and rehearsal studio space with natural light sources

* provide disabled access and facilities to performers as current back stage area is not disabled access friendly

* additional performer support facilities for the Colne River Room space.

* Retain and make a feature of the historic rear wall. We will also be adding a permanent exhibition of the history of the Pump House building

The artists impression gives you some idea of how the new extension would look. But to achieve this phased development we need to raise £750,000. Well be applying for grants and corporate support but well also need the help of our community so watch this space for ways youll be able to us raise the funds. In the meantime, we are very grateful of anything you can donate to get this project moving forward.

Thank you

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The Pump House

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The Pump House Theatre and Arts Centre is a fabulous community arts venue, delivering quality theatre, music and creative events for Watford & the surrounds for 50 years. Mainly run by volunteers, it's a true collaborative space. Please support us to ensure we are here for the next 50 years

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