- Changing rooms and workshop area
This provides youth changing rooms within the main building. No more running through the rain and snow to the outside sheds. This changing room can be divided into two to provide separate boys and girls spaces. This space can also be used for workshops, together with the new foyer, to increase the number of children able to rehearse in parallel to those in the auditorium.
- Audience toilets
Our existing toilets are very basic and cannot cater for the requirements of a modern audience. As we are situated next to Treloar's we would like a disabled toilet (as well as proper disabled access into the building and auditorium). We will also install baby change facilities and ensure easier access for elderly patrons. The existing toilets will then become dedicated to the cast during shows. Separating the cast and audience areas ensures improved safety and security during performances.
- Foyer and Workshop area
A larger foyer provides more space for parents to congregate whilst collecting their children from the youth workshops, or for an audience to gather before a performance. A small box office will be in one corner for ticket collection and to provide a cloakroom service. Access to the auditorium will be via two sets of doors, this will minimise noise and light entering the auditorium during shows.
- Mezzanine level
Whilst most of the foyer will be open to the roof, a partial first floor around the edge of the foyer and over the toilets and changing rooms will provide much needed storage for the growing costume and prop collection, technical equipment and scripts freeing up room in the existing changing rooms.
A first view as to what it may look like!