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2020 Redevelopment Project

2020 Redevelopment Project

Find out how you can Play Your Part in getting us ready for 2021

With Coventry’s year as City of Culture rapidly approaching, plans are now in place to get the Belgrade Theatre fully prepared for an exciting year in 2021, with an ambitious 2020 Redevelopment Project nearing completion.

After securing initial funding from Coventry City Council, Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, we’re now looking to you to Play Your Part in raising the remaining funds needed to reach our £4.8 million target.

Due for completion by the end of 2020, the project has two main outcomes:

  1. To refresh our 1958 Main Stage auditorium and foyers, to give our visitors a more enjoyable experience
  2. To secure our long-term financial sustainability, by transforming our ground-floor café and first-floor Burbidge Room into a joined-up, flexible space that can function as a destination café-bar, operating even outside of the theatre’s usual opening times.

Through the installation of solar panels and improvements to our electrical systems, the project will also enable us to become more energy-efficient, continuing our commitment to reducing our environmental impact.

Phase one of the project is now complete, with the second phase due to be completed by the end of 2020.

Internal images of the new café/first floor development are artist impressions of what the space may look like after the redevelopment – and thanks to Corstorphine + Wright Architects.


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If we are successful in achieving our funding target, the third and final phase of the project will be the conversion of the nearby Jaguar pub into a multi-functional “creative talent hub”, which will provide invaluable meeting and rehearsal space for community groups and emerging local artists.

But to do this, we need your help!

This is an exciting opportunity get involved in a sea-change moment in the city’s history, leaving your stamp on the Belgrade for years to come.

To Play Your Part, please consider making a donation by moving the slider above or by clicking on ‘DONATE’ – thank you.

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