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Worcester’s £5 million Levelling-Up plans revealed

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Proposals for how Worcester City Council could spend £5 million of Levelling-Up funding for cultural projects in the city have been revealed. The funding was announced by the Government in March as part of the Spring Budget, with the Council given a deadline of 10 May to submit its plans for how it wants to spend the money. The Government has said ...

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Planning go-ahead for Worcester’s new arts venue

A CGI image of what the exterior of the new Scala arts venue could look like. Image credit: Burrell Foley Fischer. A CGI image of what the exterior of the new Scala arts venue could look like. Image credit: Burrell Foley Fischer.

Planning permission has been given to create a new multi-purpose arts venue within two historic buildings in the heart of Worcester. Worcester City Council's Planning Committee has unanimously granted permission for the full redesign and internal refurbishment of the Scala and Corn Exchange buildings in Angel Street. The decision is a significant s...

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Revealed: Studio plans for Scala arts venue

Cross-section of the Scala arts venue ground floor Cross-section of the Scala arts venue ground floor

Exciting visuals for the Scala's studio layout have been released, giving a glimpse of what the new Worcester arts venue will offer, subject to planning permission being granted. The designs show three multi-use studios, currently named The Stage, The Screen, and The Box, as well as a café that can provide additional performance space, and foyer an...

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Planning application for Worcester’s new arts venue is in

A CGI image of what the exterior of the new Scala arts venue could look like. Image credit: Burrell Foley Fischer. A CGI image of what the exterior of the new Scala arts venue could look like. Image credit: Burrell Foley Fischer.

The planning application for Worcester's new Scala arts venue has been submitted, setting out an ambitious vision for a new performance and creativity hub in the heart of the city. The City Council has drawn up a revised scheme to revive the historic Scala and Corn Exchange buildings in Angel Street, following extensive consultation with stakeholde...

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New creative consortium to work with Council on Worcester’s new arts venue

The Scala building in Worcester

A new consortium of arts and creative organisations has been formed to work with Worcester City Council on the delivery and management of a new arts venue in the city centre. Based in the Scala and Corn Exchange buildings in Angel Street, the new venue will be funded by part of the £17.9 million award to the City Council from the Government's Futur...

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Next steps for creating new multi-use arts centre in historic Worcester city centre buildings

The Scala building in Worcester

regeBacking has been given to proposals to develop a new arts venue in the heart of Worcester's city centre, with a raft of local arts organisations involved. Worcester City Council's Policy and Resources Committee has authorised the continuation of design work for The Scala and Corn Exchange in Angel Place as a multi-use arts venue, as part of the...

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Strong support for new multi-use arts centre in historic Worcester city centre buildings

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An independent consultation with members of the arts and creative communities in Worcester and beyond has shown strong support for the creation of a new multi-use arts centre in two historic city centre buildings. Worcester City Council engaged independent expert Candice Pearson to carry out a stakeholder consultation, after plans to create a 500-s...

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Something for everyone – it’s Worcester’s big weekend!

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Worcester is getting ready for a weekend like no other – and the Mayor is encouraging everyone to come along and have a fantastic time. The big weekend is 16-17 September, when a packed schedule will see the Worcester City Runs, the Worcester Music Festival and the Worcester Paint Festival all take place, plus the opening of a new exhibition at the...

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Councillors to consider revised proposal for arts venue in heart of Worcester

Close up of the Scala building in Angel Street, Worcester

Worcester city councillors are to be asked to consider a revised plan for creating a new arts venue in the city centre, in response to spiralling costs. The Policy and Resources Committee will next week be asked to agree to scale back the plans for the Scala in Angel Street, reducing its seating capacity from 500 to 300. The move comes in response ...

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Additional funding confirmed for planned Scala arts centre development

Artist's impression of the new arts centre exterior. Image courtesy of Burrell Foley Fischer Artist's impression of the new arts centre exterior. Image courtesy of Burrell Foley Fischer

Additional funding has now been confirmed for the proposed redevelopment of Worcester's Scala Theatre, taking the ambitious plans a step closer to becoming reality. The proposals will transform the Angel Place area, attracting world-class arts, music, and comedy acts to Worcester, as well as giving a much-needed boost to local businesses. A plannin...

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