Fisher Theatre, Bungay

Almost 200 years later and the Fisher

Theatre is

THE Fisher Theatre has been at the heart of Bungay since it was built in 1828. Built by David Fisher Bungay’s Fisher Theatre is the fourth oldest working provincial theatre in the UK and the last of thirteen Georgian theatres built by Mr Fisher. Think of him as East Anglia’s very own ‘Greatest Showman’.

still an important part of the community offering residents and visitors to the town and area plenty of variety and entertainment. But more than that, there are important connections with education and the local economy as well as social networking and wellbeing. Curating

a fantastic

programme of events is Manager Darren France. Darren is joined by a team of dedicated and passionate staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to deliver first class theatre, live screenings, cinema, music and spoken word. Theatre performances are delivered by renowned touring groups, Upshoots Theatre Company – based at the Fisher - as well as three or four on- stage productions from the long established and popular Fisher Theatre Youth Group. As an example of the variety

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Opening Hours

Tues & Wed .........9am-5.30pm Thurs ........................9am-7pm Fri ............................9am-6pm Sat ...........................9am-5pm

18 Upper Olland Street, Bungay

8 Upper Olland Street, Bungay 01986 892575015461

01986 892575 JUNE 2019 045941 BUN 11

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of what is on offer here are a couple of upcoming events: June 29th – Three Band Gig with Shedlode, The Blue Plates, and Laurence Kingston. Just £5 per person with only 200 tickets available. June 30th – The Importance of Being Earnest, performed in Bungay Castle Grounds by local favourites Stuff of Dreams theatre group, tickets £10/£12 per person. July 27th – Jungle Book performed by Strange Fascination Theatre. This will be at Bungay Castle and is fun for all the family with tickets at £12 for adults, £8 for under 16s or £39 for a family ticket (two adults and two children). July 11th - All Hail Macbeth by the all-female Packing Shed Theatre. A mix for comedy, drama, magic and usic with tickets just £10. This is just a taste of what is on, please see the programme or call in for full schedule. An area that the team have worked hard to do is in making the most of the space and facilities available here. As such there is an ever-growing schedule of community and wellbeing events and social get togethers. These include: Thursday at the Fisher which is al about art for people wit memory loss and dementia. There is also matinee cinema showing every other Tuesday which are perfect for older people with recent showings

including Some Like it Hot and My Fair Lady. As a more general social gathering you might be interested in Meet Up Mondays which is open to everyone and anyone to come and have a up of tea or coffee, slice of cake and a chat – this sees a diverse group and is proving very popular. The importance of these events is that the team here understand their role in the community. The Fisher Theatre is a meeting place, a hub, somewhere for people of all ages and backgrounds to meet up, share experiences and socialise. A great venue, lots of positive

impact on the local community and very popular with residents and visitors alike, it is all plain sailing. Well undoubtedly the biggest challenge for Darren and the team is in keeping the Fisher Theatre open to continue serving the community and future-proof the last remaining Fisher Theatre. The theatre has been given the opportunity to become debt-free and bought outright and secured for the community, at a hugely reduced sum of £150,000, if the money can be raised by the end of the year. If you would like to get involved you can donate as little as £3 on the crowdfunding site, pop into the theatre to donate or best of all attend the great shows and events and show your support that way. To make a donation please visit future-proofing-the-last-fisher- theatre. Please support this fantastic

venue and secure the future for generations to come. For any further information or to check events and book tickets please call 01986 897130 or visit

To donate as little as £3 to help buy the Fisher theatre go to their crowdfunding page:

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