Joule’s Brewery started work on site in early 2019 and have already made impressive progress with the site groundwork and the restoration of the Old Fire Station, which is being transformed into a heritage centre for Stone Town Council. The freshly painted bright red doors and bold black lettering can already be seen from the roadside.
On the theatre side of things, the beautiful restoration of Wharfingers Cottage, which will make up part of the back of house facilities, is close to completion with the recent addition of some iconic bottle green window frames.
The workshop/storage unit, which sits to the right of Wharfingers Cottage, is also starting to take shape.
Wharfingers Store has been opened up at the front, which connects directly to what will be our octagonal auditorium, the outline of which can now be seen.
It’s an exciting time, where we can really begin to visualise how each individual space will function and how they will work together to provide performers and audiences with a space that is not only practical but a joy to be in.
The next step will be the construction of the steel frame for the auditorium and our crowned roof!
The overall project build is expected to take between 12-24 months.