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raised of £5,000 target by 23 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,710 to give the theatre some much needed TLC for it's 50th Anniversary, by fixing the roof and refurbing the toilets ready for reopening!!

    Wellington, Shropshire
    Funded on Monday, 12th July 2021

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    This year, 2021, marks the 50th anniversary of our beloved theatre!

    The building that is now known as "The Belfrey Theatre" was originally part of the Prince's Street School, a Victorian school with a long life from 1858 until 1970. When the school closed, a new lease of life was given to the site by the Belfrey Arts Trust, who purchased the buildings from the local Authority for just £1. There is now a thriving collection of community groups at the Arts Centre, including; The Wrekin Arts Photographic Club, Sharon's Pottery School, The Ceramics Studio, Telford Makerspace and of course the Belfrey Theatre!

    The Theatre is housed in what used to be the Infants school. In "Memories of Early Schooldays" by Allan Frost, there an account from a former pupil who states "The rain came in through the roof."- So it hasn't changed that much!

    The Belfrey Theatre is home to Wellington Theatre Company, the Belfrey Players and a thriving youth theatre. Our final performance before the pandemic hit was our Pantomime "The Little Mermaid", which saw a cast and crew of over 60 participants from the local area.

    To mark our 50th Anniversary of being at the Belfrey, as well as an apt return to the stage after the various lockdowns, we would love to treat the building to some work. Namely fixing the roof and refurbing the toilets, as well as new carpets in the auditorium and corridor that were subject to flooding over the winter!



    • Belfrey Theatre3 years ago
      Belfrey Theatre

      Belfrey Theatre

      3 years ago

      Wow- What an incredible response! We have managed to reach 25% of our initial target in the first 36hours... Thank you so much to everyone that has donated so far! We look forward to welcoming you all back to the theatre as and when we are allowed, hopefully with some shiny new toilets!

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    • Roxy Roscoe

      Roxy Roscoe

      Jul 2, 2021

      Thank you for many happy memories over the years. I've donated 10% of the shop's profits for June. Xx~ Dinky Dot's Dollhouse

    • Debra Lees

      Debra Lees

      Apr 11, 2021

      Amazing ongoing online support and engagement for the youth players while real life meetings can't take place. The incorrigible Eddie loves his weekly Zoom but is missing you!

    • Anonymous


      Mar 31, 2021

      We have enjoyed your performances in the past.


    • Kaylee Spragg

      Kaylee Spragg

      Mar 31, 2021


    • Milly Corbett

      Milly Corbett

      Mar 31, 2021


    • Kate Harris

      Kate Harris

      Mar 29, 2021

      You deserve some good luck... this is a magical place 😍


    • Cherida and Steve

      Cherida and Steve

      Mar 29, 2021

      No one will ever take away or replace the wonderful experiences, memories and times had in this place! It's engrained in my soul and will be forever more. Happy 50th 🎉x


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    Belfrey Theatre

    Belfrey Theatre

    Wellington, Shropshire

    Usually a thriving community run theatre producing plays, musicals and an pantomime each year. It also hosts two annual drama festivals, in November and March, open to entries from the county and beyond! Our committee, theatre staff and youth leaders are all unpaid volunteers.

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