Building the Crown Wharf Theatre – Part 3

Anyone who has taken a walk along the canal recently would have seen what tremendous progress Joule’s Brewery have been making. All materials have been meticulously chosen to reflect the heritage of the brand and site from the reclaimed bricks to the cast iron Joule’s cross, seamlessly integrated within the dramatic steelwork. We highly recommend taking a wander and looking at how beautiful these buildings will be. 

From the canalside you can clearly see where the pub ends and the theatre begins as our octagonal auditorium stands proud but naked! Yet to be waterproofed and wind protected, we are currently working alongside our specialist theatre architects to ensure the best possible materials are used for the walls and roof- rain hitting a hot tin roof may work for some shows but not others!

To the left of the auditorium you will see what will be our dressing rooms, production office and workshop snaking round the far corner of the site. Plans are currently being drawn up by a local architect for a small extension at the back of Wharfingers Cottage to maximise the available space and flow of backstage traffic. 

Once the auditorium walls are built and the roof is covered it will 100% be down to the charity to do the rest. If you’ve got the skills, we’ve got the jobs!

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