Morecambe Winter Gardens receives Coastal Communities funding
We are delighted that Morecambe Winter Gardens has received funding through the latest round of the Coastal Communities Fund.
The grant of £96,550 will pay for the replacement of the heating system, which will improve the experience of audiences. It is a vital step towards expanding the programme and the long-term sustainability of the theatre.
Morecambe Winter Gardens has been on our Theatres at Risk Register since its inception in 2004 and is a landmark building, architecturally striking and a rare survivor of its type.
It is situated in the heart of Morecambe, which like many coastal towns, has suffered from economic decline and a lack of investment in recent years. The town is showing signs of revival as the proposed location of Eden Project North. More than ever theatres are a key part of what makes a place special, providing places for people to gather, creating a sense of local identify and distinctiveness and with the right support, the Winter Gardens can certainly play a part in Morecambe’s future prosperity.
Theatres Trust will continue to work with Morecambe Winter Gardens to identify the repairs and improvements required to secure the building and develop a governance model that will continue to grow the building as an accessible and animated cultural asset for the town.