A potentially very exciting opportunity has arisen for Harleston Players and we would love people to get involved in seeing whether this dream could be made a reality.
Harleston Players have for some time been on the lookout for a venue of their own in the town, and a potential space has recently been put up for auction by Durrants – the United Reformed Church on Mendham Lane. We think this could be a wonderful asset; the chapel itself could make a wonderful auditorium and there is a spacious hall at the rear which could be multi-functional, with potential use as a rehearsal room, workshop or function room – even a studio theatre. Furthermore there are several rooms that could be used for offices, a kitchen, bar, dressing rooms and even much-needed storage space for costumes and props. It could become a lovely venue that would be a tremendous asset to the town and to the community as a whole.
However, time is short! The auction will take place on 1 March and the guide price is listed at £75,000 – £125,000.
The initial challenge if we are to go forward with this will be to raise the money, as quickly as possible, so we can put forward a realistic bid. We are looking for people who would be interested in getting involved, and helping us financially! If you think this might be you, please do get in touch via the contact page on this website, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Durrants are opening the site for viewings at the following times:
Saturday 28 Jan 12-1pm, Wednesday 8 Feb 2-3pm, Saturday 11 Feb 12-1pm, Saturday 25 Feb 12-1pm
and you can view details here. We will be holding a meeting in the front room at the Swan Hotel at 2pm this Saturday 28 January, which follows one of the open viewings. Please do come and share your views.
We’d love to hear from you!