Big plans for the Regal Theatre in Stowmarket with option of a second screen being considered

The Regal Theatre in Stowmarket

The Regal Theatre in Stowmarket - Credit: Archant

A second screen could be installed at a theatre which had a record-breaking 2014.

The Regal Theatre in Stowmarket had more than 100 sell-out performances last year and is set for expansion.

Around £300,000 is expected to be available to improve the Stowmarket Town Council-run facility in 2016.

The capacity is set to be increase by 25% and the red-brick front of the building could be modernised. And now bosses at the council are looking at installing a second screen as part of the plans.

David Marsh, theatre manager, said: “It’s fantastic news that things are moving forward with the expansion project. Admissions have grown year-on-year for the past eight years and we had well over 100 sell out performances in 2014.


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“These works will help to ensure that the Regal continues to meet the needs of our loyal customer.”

David Blackburn, town clerk, said: “We know how much the Regal Theatre means to local people and the town council is willing to invest in its future.”

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