Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Plans progressing for new theatre at Corby Cube

Chief Executive Martin Sutherland
Artistic Director Laurie Sansom
Patron Rt Hon Earl Spencer


Known as the Corby Cube, the new civic hub in Corby town centre is taking shape, and Northampton’s Royal & Derngate is working with Corby Borough Council to deliver a new arts facility within the building. 

Corby Cube:

An independent charitable trust is being established, which will work in partnership with Northampton Theatres Trust (which operates Royal & Derngate). Together they expect to create a nationally recognised programme of participatory activity and in-house productions, as well as presenting a full range of other live events, for up to 25,000 people each year.

The theatre at Corby Cube, which has yet to be named, aims to engage young people and families, and to make a visible impact on the lives of those involved with this exciting new venture, whether as audience or participants.

Royal & Derngate is currently leading the recruitment process to select a Creative Director and General Manager to head up the team at the new theatre at the Corby Cube, which is anticipated to open in October this year. The theatre is supported by Corby Borough Council, Arts Council England, Northampton County Council and Royal & Derngate.

Martin Sutherland, 
Royal & Derngate’s Chief Executive

Martin Sutherland, Royal & Derngate’s Chief Executive, commented:
We are delighted to have been involved in the development of this exciting theatre and are looking forward to supporting the team in Corby to ensure that the new organisation genuinely engages with the local community and establishes Corby as a vibrant cultural centre.

Leader of Corby Borough Council,
Cllr Pat Fawcett

Leader of Corby Borough Council, Cllr Pat Fawcett, said:

 The new state-of-the-art theatre in the Corby Cube is an exciting addition to the Borough’s arts. It is something that the residents of Corby will be able to enjoy and be proud of. We can’t wait for the team to get up and running and put a fantastic programme of performances together for everyone to enjoy.


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