What started out as a 5-10 year passion project has snowballed into a real opportunity to create a cultural and social centre point of our community but we can’t do it alone…

“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main” John Donne

Our friends at Joule’s Brewery have given us a HUGE kick-start by restoring and constructing the shell of what we hope will be our theatre but their effort is just the beginning. The building is now watertight and windproof but has been given to us with grit beneath our feet, bare bricks on our walls and an uninterrupted view straight up to the rafters.

Everything from the cables to the pipework, the insulation to the plaster and the radiators to the paint is down to you and me.We’ve made a strong start, but need to raise a total of £750,000 in order to transform the bare bones of a building into a fully equipped and professional performance and events space. The target is big, but so is our ambition to fill a longstanding gap in Stone’s cultural and social landscape.

From bid writing, to founding sponsorships and local community group led events, this is a project driven by community spirit; teams of people pulling together to achieve something great for our community. Head to our other fundraising pages to find out how you can get involved whether you’re a local business, tradesperson, performer or an enthusiastic culture vulture.

So whether you are able to donate, volunteer, fundraise, offer support via our No Cost to you page, or are just excited to buy your first theatre ticket, thank you.

We’ve experienced first hand the enrichment, enjoyment and engagement that culture can bring to people and their community and very much hope you will join us on this journey.