National Theatre of Scotland Fundraising Launch
Tonight sees the launch of the fundraising campaign for the National Theatre of Scotland’s new centre for creativity, production and talent development with the construction phase of the project also due to begin this month.
Redevelopment of a derelict industrial shed on the banks of the Forth & Clyde Canal will provide the National Theatre of Scotland with 3700 sq. metres (40,000 sq.ft) of space over two levels, including three rehearsal rooms of varying scales, creative development spaces, a Learning and Community suite, a working wardrobe facility, production workshop and technical store, office space, meeting room facilities and social areas. Over 3,000 people including writers, artists, school students, teachers and community participants are expected to use the facility each year. The National Theatre of Scotland will also make space available to emerging artists and small independent theatre companies.
The National Theatre of Scotland have dubbed their new home ‘Rockvilla,’ a name first used in the area in 1860. An historic area which is quickly becoming a newly regenerated cultural quarter of the City, with organisations such as The Whisky Bond, Scottish Opera and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland already residing there.
View the project here