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Thursday, 3 May 2012

News: Theatre Royal says tell us what you think


‘How can the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds enrich life and change lives?’ That's the question that the Suffolk venue is inviting the public to discuss at an open-day in June, as it gives attendees the chance to shape the future of the theatre.

The theatre is putting itself in the hands of the public by holding an open day discussion posing only one question: How can the Theatre Royal Enrich Life and Change Lives through Theatre and Performance?

On Friday 1 June, the Theatre will be hosting a day of discussion, inviting along any individual who wants the chance to express their opinion and discuss how the Theatre interacts with the community of Bury St Edmunds and beyond.

Head of External Relations Chris Grady explains: “We’ll start with a single open question about which we all have opinions, experiences, and—I hope—passion. The structure of the day allows for many different conversations to happen, and many different topics to be explored – all sparked by the one central question."

Grady hopes all those interested in the future of the Georgian Playhouse will take the opportunity to share their views: "I urge all in the community to join us if you possibly can. If you care for the theatre and want it to thrive and survive, then we want to hear your voice.  I hope to welcome you to Open Space on June 1st.”

The venue is hoping that a mixture of staff, volunteers, theatre-goers, and general public will make for lively and interesting discussions.

The  discussions will take place at the The Guildhall in Bury St Edmunds on Friday 1st June between 10.30 and 4.00. Further information and registration is available from Emma Haley at the Theatre on 01284 829936, although people are also welcome to just attend on the day.


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