West Norfolk’s first Drive-In Cinema launched in style last weekend on two gloriously sunny evenings. Now Westacre Theatre looks forward in anticipation of two more showings.
Friday June 4 sees the British gangster thriller ‘The Gentlemen’ played out on the giant open-air screen.
On Saturday, Hugh Jackman stars in the final film of this short Spring season celebrating show business legend PT Barnum. Creating his worldwide spectacular sensation, he is ‘The Greatest Showman’.
Tickets from www.westacretheatre.com are priced per car; gates open at 8pm with the films starting at dusk. Hot dogs and a licenced bar from the outside kiosk will complete your evening of fun.
Winternet is a brand new idea for Westacre Theatre. Sadly, you can’t come to the Theatre this Christmas so Westacre is coming to you!
Keen to bring as much good cheer as possible to everyone, your local community Theatre reached out to two dozen talented alumni from its long-running Bursary Scheme. In suitably festive mood, they will put on their own very individual performances which you can view each day for free from the comfort of your own home.
"We are desperately disappointed at not meeting with our audiences in person this year" explained director Sadie Grist, "but our Bursary students are stepping forward and their stories, songs and poems are enabling us to reconnect with our friends and supporters old and new all through December"
Graduating successfully into back-stage, on-stage and technical careers with top flight companies and venues across then UK, these students joined residencies that have run since 2005 thanks to welcome financial support from both the County Council and the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk over several years. Many of the Theatre’s followers have also shown great generosity and without them the Scheme simply could not continue.
Westacre Theatre has been awarded £156,000 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future, the Culture Secretary has announced today.
Westacre Theatre is one of 588 cultural and creative organisations across the country receiving urgently needed support – with £76 million of investment announced today. This follows £257 million awarded earlier in the week to 1,385 organisations, also from the Culture Recovery Fund grants programme being administered by Arts Council England on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Further rounds of funding in the cultural and heritage sector are due to be announced over the coming weeks