26th Oct, 2020

Owners of Bromsgrove's Artrix reveal plans to find sustainable future for the facility

Harry Leach 16th Oct, 2020 Updated: 16th Oct, 2020

THE owners of Bromsgrove’s Artrix have revealed the next stage of plans to find a sustainable future for the facility.

The theatre and arts venue, owned by charity Artrix Holding Trust, has been closed since March 16 when Covid-19 restrictions began.

Its former operator fell into administration shortly afterwards.

Against the backdrop of the ongoing pandemic, the trust is working to develop sustainable plans for the future of the theatre.

The trust is set to invite businesses, arts organisations, members of the public and any interested parties to engage and ensure that their ideas and plans for the venue are fed into the discussion.

Coun Margaret Sherrey, chair of the trust, said: “We are exploring how best to secure a sustainable future for Artrix.

“As part of this work and before any decisions are made, there will be opportunities for all interested parties to engage with this process.

“They can put forward their own sustainable ideas and plans.”

Coun Sherrey added she appreciates the interest from the community so far as local engagement is ‘absolutely vital’.

Work will cover the opportunities, requirements, and challenges of running Artrix, resulting in a new set of specifications for the sustainable future operation of the venue.

“Of course, the trust’s decisions about Artrix must also meet our charitable objects,” said Coun Sherrey.

“Which include advancing education, increasing appreciation and understanding of the arts and providing recreational facilities for people in Bromsgrove.

“This is the duty of the trust, whose trustees are appointed by both Bromsgrove District Council and Heart of Worcestershire College.”

The trust can be contacted by emailing artrix.trust.info@bromsgrove.gov.uk

 

Artrix, which opened in 2005, can accommodate 500 people across its two spaces.

As well as supporting local performing arts communities, the Glenn Howells-designed facility on Slideslow Drive has played host to a diverse range of national and international musical acts, comedy, drama, and dance.

As well as hosting cinema screenings, live streaming, exhibitions, arts events, and more.

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