Royal Spa Centre
The Royal Spa Centre is a Theatre in Leamington Spa, England. The Centre was officially opened on 15 June 1972 by Anthony Eden, one time MP for Leamington and Warwick and Prime Minister of the UK. It was designed by the Architect Sir Frederick Gibberd and has two Auditoria, the first of which is a traditional Theatre which can hold 667 people. The second is a Cinema/Studio Theatre which holds up to 188, which shows films or used as a small theatre space.
As well as hosting productions by local theatre, music and arts groups, the centre also welcomes national and even international acts. Concerts, Dance, wrestling, variety shows, cinema and ballet can all be accommodated. The National Blood Service hold drop in donation sessions and there are numerous fairs and exhibitions held there too. In 2008 the World Powerlifting Championships were held there. There are also weekly Senior Citizens activity Groups.
The cinema screen films that would not normally be seen at a multiplex such as arthouse, sub-titled or just re-runs of popular films. Entry is slightly cheaper than at most other cinemas especially on Monday night. Other facilities in the Centre include two bars licensed to sell alcohol, tea and coffee and a small meeting room.
Friends of The Royal Spa Centre is a group for those who love the theatre and the Spa Centre in particular. There is an annual subscription but members get perks such as priority bookings, ticket discounts and meet and greet sessions with performers
A recent venture is the Ambassadors scheme. Ambassadors are valued members of The Royal Spa Centre & Town Hall team who volunteer their time to spread the word and also represent the views of the community. In return Ambassadors receive benefits.