Centre for Creativity


New art, new artists, new audiences

It is a very exciting time at Theatre Royal Wakefield. Together we have a unique opportunity to establish our new Centre for Creativity to add to the cultural heartbeat of Wakefield and West Yorkshire. It will attract talented new artists and enable the very best in arts education. We aim to become a centre of excellence for family friendly programming and young people’s engagement.

We still need your help to raise £60k to kit out the new Walker Studio. Click here to support our fundraising appeal. Alternatively you can Buy A Star on our wall of fame.

Centre for Creativity

The new Centre for Creativity will provide a major extension to Theatre Royal Wakefield with direct public access from Westgate into the theatre’s foyer and stalls seating area. It will provide increased hospitality facilities at night, which will help to transform the audience’s journey through the theatre and allow artists to engage with audience members.

The glass frontage will create a dramatic statement, inviting people inside to enjoy a contemporary cafe/bar. This will lead to the new studio theatre where you will be able to experience comedy, music, drama, story-telling, puppetry and all sorts of new performances.

To find out more about hiring this space, please click here.

Theatre Royal Wakefield is grateful to all the donors on the Centre for Creativity who have helped us achieve our ambition.

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Theatre Royal Wakefield, Drury Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 2TE

Wakefield Theatre Royal and Opera House was designed by Frank Matcham and opened in 1894.