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The Fisher Theatre


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The Fisher Theatre is at the heart of the community, providing an unusually broad programme of arts events, and has won a number of awards. The high-tech design features impress audience and performers alike, and yet the Georgian heritage is preserved and cherished. The Fisher Theatre, in the Suffolk market town of Bungay, is one of the oldest provincial theatres in the UK. Built in 1828 it saw many changes in use before being brought back to its original use and re-opened in 2006. Retaining many of its heritage features it now operates as more than a theatre with spaces available for hire for stage shows, events, meetings, conferences, art displays and private parties. The Fisher Theatre has three separate areas licensed to hold Weddings and Civil Ceremonies.

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  • LESuffolk

    25-Nov-2013 Report

    Was first opened on 28th February 1828.The resurrection of this ‘house of entertainment' has been a long story in itself. Bungay Arts and Theatre Society (BATS) was formed in 1995 by five local residents convinced that the town needed an Arts Centre, and that to establish one would also help regenerate this ancient market town.

    Attention was quickly focused on the old Georgian theatre building, and after much fund-raising the building was bought for the town in 2001. BATS, now a charity, began the daunting task of raising sufficient funds to transform a very dilapidated historic shell into a high-tech centre for all arts. An army of volunteers, a large board of Trustees, loyal audiences clutching blankets and hot water bottles; hard won grants; generous donations and huge helpings of stubborn determination and toil finally opened the big blue doors on 29th September 2006.

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