Centre for Creativity

New art, new artists, new audiences

It is a very exciting time at Theatre Royal Wakefield. Together we have a unique opportunity to establish our new Centre for Creativity to add to the cultural heartbeat of Wakefield and West Yorkshire. It will attract talented new artists and enable the very best in arts education. We aim to become a centre of excellence for family friendly programming and young people’s engagement.

We still need your help to kit out the new studio theatre. Donate now! to our fundraising appeal. Alternatively you can Buy A Star on our wall of fame.

Centre for Creativity

The new Centre for Creativity will provide a major extension to Theatre Royal Wakefield with direct public access from Westgate into the theatre’s foyer and stalls seating area. It will provide increased hospitality facilities at night, which will help to transform the audience’s journey through the theatre and allow artists to engage with audience members.

The glass frontage will create a dramatic statement, inviting people inside to enjoy a contemporary cafe/bar. This will lead to the new 100 seat studio theatre where you will be able to experience comedy, music, drama, story-telling, puppetry and all sorts of new performances.

To find out more about hiring this space, please click here.

Sign up to be part of the future of theatre in Wakefield

“Any theatre needs the powerhouse of creativity to fuel its forward motion. With the opening of the Centre for Creativity, Theatre Royal Wakefield is inviting in the future. By creating a new writing platform space, which offers the opportunity for script development and bespoke performances of newly fired plays, and spoken word events, the theatre is demonstrating its commitment to a living art form. These chamber experiences will encourage new and unique voices from myriad backgrounds to find a significant public outlet.

I have pledged my support to the new Centre for Creativity and would encourage you to sign up to support the future of theatre in Wakefield.”
John Godber, Creative Director

With your help, we would now like to demonstrate the depth of public support for extending theatre facilities in Wakefield.

Click here to support us through the Buy a Star campaign

Box Office: 01924 211 311

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Theatre Royal Wakefield, Drury Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 2TE

Wakefield Theatre Royal and Opera House was designed by Frank Matcham and opened in 1894.