Future Strand

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Strand Arts Centre is currently midway through a fundraising campaign to secure the £4m required to totally transform both the customer experience and potential uses for the building, but at the same time preserving and making a feature of its Art Deco heritage.

As a result of lack of space and poor facilities, we cannot presently accommodate some of the best performers and theatre companies who wish to be in our programme; the building is inaccessible in some areas for those with physical disabilities; and we are not able to meet demand for educational and skills development courses and workshops.

Refurbishment

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The refurbished Strand Arts Centre will include four cinema screens showing the latest blockbusters as well as a classic, cultural and educational films; two drama/dance studios and three smaller workshop rooms; two theatres seating 180 & 250 with a diverse programme of live performances throughout the year; and a café/bar fronting the Holywood Road.

The new building will be a thriving community space all day and evening, attracting audiences of all ages.