Our aim is to design, build and run a theatre and events space in Stone; providing professional facilities that are flexible, affordable and accessible to performers and audiences alike. This is a mission driven by local people for local people, whilst attracting more visitors to the town and its businesses.

As part of the Joule’s Crown Wharf development project, which along with their new Taphouse will also bring a heritage centre to Stone, they have agreed to build the outer-shell of our theatre and restore the existing buildings on the site for our backstage facilities.

The Crown Wharf Theatre is the name of the charitable trust we have subsequently set up to raise the funds needed to turn what will be an empty shell of a building into a functional, practical and habitable theatre! A theatre that will build upon the town’s existing arts, culture and community activity, and will look to foster a sense of a facility run by, and for, the community of Stone.

You can help us right now by supporting our funding bids

We’re currently applying for major funding to transform the building into a functioning, professional theatre. As part of this, we really need to hear from YOU about what you’d like to see happening at the theatre when it opens its doors. Your ideas and involvement in the project will make our funding bids so much stronger.

1. If you’re a member of the public, please complete our Community Audience Survey
2. If you would potentially hire our venue, please complete our Community User Groups Survey

If you have a little more time, a letter of support is an even better way of showing your passion and enthusiasm for the project. We’d love to receive your letter, either via post or email. Tell us what Crown Wharf Theatre means to you, and what impact it will have in Stone.