Hull New Theatre

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Hull New Theatre
Hull New Theatre.jpg
Address Kingston Square
Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
England
Coordinates 53°44′49″N 0°20′10″W / 53.747000°N 0.336000°W / 53.747000; -0.336000Coordinates: 53°44′49″N 0°20′10″W / 53.747000°N 0.336000°W / 53.747000; -0.336000
Owner Hull City Council
Capacity 1159
Opened 1939

The Hull New Theatre is a theatre in Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It opened in 1939 as a successor to the Hull Repertory Theatre Company.[1] The Hull New Theatre features musicals, opera, ballet, drama, children's shows and one-night performances, with a highlight of the year being the annual Christmas pantomime.

The Hull New Theatre is now a Grade II listed building.[2]

The theatre closed on 4 January 2016, after the December 2015 pantomime season, for a major refit in preparation of Hull being the UK City of Culture in 2017. Though £5 million of funding from the Arts Council was not granted Hull City Council intended to press ahead with the £11.7 million project.[3][4] In the 2016 Budget George Osborne indicated that £13 million would be made available towards the City of Culture work in the city, which the council indicated would be used to cover the shortfall in funding for the theatre refurbishments.[5] In March 2016 the Council announced a delay in the project and that reopening would not take place until summer 2017.[6] In February 2017, it was announced that a one-off performance by The Royal Ballet on 16 September, would officially reopen the theatre.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allison, K J, ed. (1969). Social institutions. A History of the County of York East Riding: Volume 1, the City of Kingston Upon Hull. London. pp. 418–432. Retrieved 15 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Historic England. "Hull New Theatre (1210061)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 9 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Council faces soaring bill for theatre revamp after £5m funding bid rejected". Yorkshire Post. 14 January 2016. Retrieved 14 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Hull New Theatre revamp goes on despite bid rejection". BBC News. BBC. 15 January 2016. Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Hull to get £13m towards City of Culture festival". BBC News. BBC. 16 March 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
  6. ^ "Hull theatre reopening delayed for City of Culture festival". BBC News. BBC. 23 March 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
  7. ^ "The Royal Ballet will open Hull New Theatre after £16m refurbishment". Hull Daily Mail. 28 February 2017. Retrieved 1 March 2017. 

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