Thame Players Theatre Company received a grant of £5,000 from the Theatres Protection Fund Small Grants Scheme in 2014.
The Players Theatre is the only theatre and cinema serving the town of Thame and the surrounding area. As well as providing a base for Thame Players, the theatre hosts visiting companies and screens films by Thame Cinema 4 All throughout the year.
Our grant allowed the theatre to install a flexible, moveable wall system on the stage. When fully closed the wall panels form a backstage wall that can be locked and which creates an acoustic barrier. This has resulted in achieving a larger and more flexible stage, meaning the theatre can host a greater range of touring productions, and set designers and directors have greater flexibility in how they can use the space.
Due to the generosity of Theatres Trust we have been able to achieve our long-term goal of opening our stage to its full potential. We are now limited only by our imaginations as to how we can use the new wall system. So far it has played a key role in almost every show we have producd.
Steve Lambell, Vice-chairman, Thame Players Theatre Company
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