Hall for Cornwall is undergoing a complete transformation to restore and reimagine this gem of a theatre to become a cultural focus point for Cornwall. The theatre closed its doors in June 2018 and embarked upon this remarkable revamping of the building and its facilities at a cost of over £20 million. When it opens this coming Autumn, it will the jewel in the crown not only for Truro but for the whole of Cornwall. The first major show to take to the stage of this newly transformed theatre will be the world premiere of Fisherman’s Friends: The Musical. Go to the Hall for Cornwall site to get on the mailing list for booking details.
The hall itself was built in 1846, originally serving as the town hall but also included magistrates and stannary courts, police offices, cells and the fire brigade. At the beginning of the twentieth century, plans were drawn up to turn it into a public building, later housing a skating rink and a cinema. After a fire that required extensive renovation, a stage was added in 1925 – but it wasn’t until 1995 that it was converted into a proper theatre. Since then, it has become a cultural landmark.
Although the main objective of this transformation is for Hall For Cornwall to demonstrate ideas and potential that make this corner of Britain so exciting, it has also been an opportunity to restore this magnificent listed building to its former glory. DJ Newman Joinery is very proud to have been a part of this. We have already painstakingly restored the magnificent windows and currently we are embarking on further internal renovations. We are looking forward with excitement to its grand reopening!