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Grand Theatre

The Grand Theatre Blackpool, an Arts Council backed project

Beech Jackson Partnership are pleased to be working with Cassidy & Ashton Preston office, who have been appointed to help transform facilities at The Grand Theatre Blackpool, an Arts Council backed project valued at 1m. The plans will involve renovating parts of the Grade II* listed building, including the creation of a multi -function space and open plan offices with a newly formed access off Church Street.

Significantly, the plans focus on improving circulation and accessibility – especially for those with disabilities. This is likely to involve reconfiguring the historic entrance foyer and box office to incorporate wheelchair access to the main theatre.

The Grand Theatre is one of only a handful of listed buildings in Blackpool so we feel extremely privileged to be involved in helping to renovate and sustain such a prestigious building in the town.

The project has been enabled by funds pledged by a number of bodies including Arts Council England, Blackpool Council and the Friends of The Grand.

Alison Clark-Jenkins, Director North, Arts Council England said, The Arts Council is very pleased to support organisations, like The Grand, that can make a real difference in towns like Blackpool where opportunities for people to engage in arts and culture are lower than elsewhere.

The project was completed in 2015.