Upstairs At The Western is a fully equipped black box theatre space, programming fringe drama, poetry, comedy, music and film in its 44 seat auditorium and on its 4m x 4m stage. It currently hosts some 150 shows a year over a 10 month season that runs from September to June. Shows are either co-produced with local programming partners, or from artists/companies on national tours. The theatre also supports up-and-coming artists/companies and helps get them to stage for the first time. Turnover is in the region of £20,000 per year and some two thirds of this goes to the performing artists/companies.
The theatre is owned by a not-for-profit community interested company (CIC) and operated by a team of volunteers. Due to changes in their personal circumstances, the current directors of the company wish to pass the ownership of the theatre on as a going concern. This could be by a new group of directors taking on the existing CIC, by transfer to another company, through merger with another company or through takeover by another company.
To find out more about this exciting arts sector opportunity by downloading the (large) pdf below.
Closing date for applications: 31 March 2019
Decision: 30 April 2019