£384,000 has been allocated to Central Youth Theatre to help it have a new base in Wolverhampton.
The welcome grant from The Arts Council will position the new space opposite the Grand Theatre in the city.
Darren Thorpe, Yellow Cars Managing Director said, “The families of Wolverhampton deserve this new facility. Over the last 21 years at Yellow Cars we’ve grown up with these young people. I’m pleased to see the old Co-Operative building over on Lichfield Street will be unrecognisable soon and devoted to the arts.”
Central Youth Theatre, Director, Jane Ward, is quoted in local media saying, “This has been the most amazing news. Although this money has been awarded by the Arts Council, it is a tribute to all those who have donated money to our original campaign to make the former Co-operative building our permanent home. This is going to be a fantastic facility for young people for many years to come and young people will be at the forefront of helping to re-generate Wolverhampton city centre.”
The Director of The Arts Council, Peter Knott, is also reported as commenting that, “Central Youth Theatre plays an important role in Wolverhampton’s arts scene, giving young people the chance to develop and share their creative talents. “We’re delighted to be investing in plans to give the company a permanent home for the future. By equipping this building with the facilities they need, we hope to see our investment support the region’s creative economy to thrive.”
Mr. Thorpe added that, “Everyone at Yellow Cars is excited to see the work on the new building start, hopefully by the end of 2016. A lot of the additional funding to complete the project had been raised locally by likeminded people within the community. It’s a credit to the area.”
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Darren Thorpe, Managing Director, Yellow Cars.
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