A Theatre For Everybody
Within our local landscape, few facilities exist that can provide a dynamic arts programme in a fully equipped professional theatre. The new community theatre located at Moreton Hall will fulfil and exceed these requirements.
As a cultural flagship for North Shropshire and the Welsh Borders, arts and educational opportunities will be extensive, illustrious and open to all. Audiences will enjoy professional and amateur theatre, dance, music, comedy, lectures, the list goes on. Described as a 'godsend to the area', the new theatre at Moreton Hall will bring culture and drama to our local community.
It will have an immeasurable benefit to the community.
- Debra Watson, Vice-Chair Attfield Theatre Company
The Holroyd Community Theatre is a theatre for everyone: a community theatre for North Shropshire and the Welsh borders at Moreton Hall.
Due to the generosity and support of founding Patrons Bill and Julie Holroyd, this 230 seat professional theatre will be built (in 2018 – 2019) overlooking the lovely grounds at Moreton Hall and will be used by the school as its main drama facility.
Facilities at Moreton are continually shared with local groups and the school actively welcomes community use.
It is a founding aim of the Holroyd Community Theatre that it is not just a school theatre but is accessible to everyone. Alongside a professional theatre programme of events taking place throughout the year; the theatre facility will be used regularly by local community and charity groups, amateur drama societies and arts organisations, making full use of the theatre outside Moreton’s teaching timetable.
The theatre will also be utilised by the surrounding primary and secondary state schools which will have access to the theatre throughout the year as well as teaching, performances and workshops from the Moreton Hall drama department.
Moreton’s Face2Face Performance Academy which is open to all local students will also be able to expand its programme of drama, dance and musical theatre.