New chapter for Wellingborough’s Castle Theatre

The new owners of Wellingborough’s Castle Theatre plan to make “a number of improvements” to the town centre venue.

Parkwood Leisure officially took over the management of Castle Theatre after signing a contract with Wellingborough Council earlier this week.

Council leader Cllr Martin Griffiths met with Parkwood Leisure’s managing director Tony Doherty earlier this week.

He told the Northants Telegraph: “This is an exciting time for theatre and leisure in Wellingborough.

“Parkwood Leisure bring to the borough more than 20 years of experience managing leisure facilities across the UK, and together we will be making a number of improvements to enhance the customer experience, including seating and lighting upgrades.

“The council has committed money to the improvement of the building and how that will be spent for the benefit of the theatre will be the subject of discussions with Parkwood.”

Mr Doherty said: “We will be carrying out a transitional programme to make a number of improvements to the theatre, including the front of house and delivering our very own shows.

“We look forward to meeting residents, hirers and community groups and providing them with a first-class theatre experience.” Parkwood Leisure is working collaboratively with the council to improve customer experience, having launched a new website in November last year.”

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