“It seems fitting to repeat the recent reflections of our the wonderful team at The New Vic Theatre, Staffordshire in their latest website blog;

 
“Last year was unlike anything we could have expected. It has certainly made us value making theatre and welcoming people through the doors of the New Vic like never before. We miss our audiences, the buzz of an opening night and just seeing familiar faces in the café, chatting over a cup of tea and an oatcake. We know that arts and culture will have such an important part to play in rebuilding our health and well-being as we come out of this crisis and we hope that we see you back at the New Vic soon.
 
We first met the vibrant and enthusiastic team at The New Vic Theatre back in 2015 when our project focused on new designs for the bar, restaurant and foyer – all important areas for revenue generation and used by many of the 150,000 people with whom the theatre engages each year. We are really proud to have helped sympathetically update the interior that had changed very little since it first opened in the 1980s.  We commissioned bespoke light fittings to feature sketches from the Theatre’s archive and incorporated purpose-built displays of props from past performances.
 
After the success of this project, the team invited us last year to assist with the design of a major refurbishment of the theatre’s auditorium which again had not been altered since the theatre’s original construction.
The refurbishment work was completed safely under the current unusual circumstances and the project team has found much be proud of.  The theatre was lucky to able to invite socially-distanced audiences into performances of Ghostlight and Keep Calm and Carry On Eric for the chance to experience the new look and it was wonderful to hear the positive feedback from so many guests on the work undertaken.
 
The New Vic can’t wait to welcome audiences back through their doors again safely but in the meantime have been working on some exiting new projects. Check out their website for news; www.newvictheatre.org.uk