Isn’t it frustrating? The Brewhouse closed overnight in February this year, and whilst it was well known that the Theatre had been struggling with changes to funding regimes, the management and staff had been working very hard to make ends meet, and then the decision was taken that they could not continue, and the doors closed on following a full house.
Since then there has been much work done to determine a model that could work, and Taunton Theatre Association (an amalgam of community groups that formed after the closure) have been working away at detailing a proposal that represents a commercially sustainable structure to re-open the theatre… If we are successful in being chosen it wont open overnight, there are still some months of work to do, not to mention a significant amount of money to raise to ensure we open with a head of steam … Here is a rough timeline of past, present and future. Continue reading
Following a competitive tendering process by the marketing subgroup the new visual identity has been designed on a pro-bono basis by a local artist Sumo.
Sumo is a local artist, musician, photographer and designer based in Taunton and works freelance in the creative industry, but also has set up her own web designing business “Sumo55”.
Taunton Theatre Association is grateful to Sumo’s help in designing our visual identity, and are pleased to be working with such a talented local artist.
You can find out more about Sumo at: www.sumo55.co.uk
Whilst it may seem that not too much is happening of late, behind-the-scenes activity is busier than ever.
Following consultations, professional and legal advice we have now completed the process of forming Taunton Theatre Association Ltd, a charitable company limited by guarantee. This is the first stage in becoming a registered charity with a full trustee board. We are currently drawing up the rules of the company and its formal structure, and will publish these in due course. Continue reading