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Working for a regional theatre in Farnham

The outcome of the Listed Building Consent application decision taken by Waverley Borough Council in January 2018, is that he demolition of the Redgrave Theatre by Crest Nicholson Regeneration Ltd. will take place sometime between 10 December and 4 March 2019.

The FTA Annual General Meeting for 2018 will be on Sunday 14 October at the Daniel Hall, Farnham at 2.30pm. Surrey County Councillor and Assistant General Secretary of Equity, Stephen Spence, will join Anne Cooper in chairing the meeting.
Plans to mark the demolition of the theatre will be discussed at the meeting and a publication of the history of the Castle and Redgrave Theatres is underway with the co-operation of the Farnham and District Museum Society." The decision reached by Waverley in January 2018 - the demolition of the Redgrave is planned by Crest Nicholson Sainsbury sometime between 10 December and 4 March 2019.
Read... The History of Waverley's planning decision.
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Events Public Inquiry Past News Jeremy Hunt  Mike Simpson UCA Farnham

A Meeting with Jeremy Hunt, MP

Jeremy Hunt MPFTA’s meeting on 12 December 2009 with Jeremy Hunt MP (Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport) was very positive. With Rebecca Ball, acting Director for Arts, South East Arts Council England (SEACE) we discussed how the expectations of the thousands of objectors to the demolition of the Redgrave could be met. Our MP suggested that as more Lottery money would return to the Arts once the Olympic Games were over, that FTA should apply for a grant of about £2.5 million towards the building of a new theatre, or possibly a smaller amount if the Redgrave was still available. This would represent half the money required with the remainder to be raised by FTA. We have since been advised at the MP’s request by Rebecca Ball of points to make when making the application.


A little care shows Redgrave's potential

Waverley Borough Council has recently demolished unwanted buildings surrounding the Redgrave and laid turf to tidy up the site. This new vista of the theatre demonstrates how attractive the area could be with the theatre fully restored and improved.
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