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Refurbishment Project

Lichfield Garrick Refurbishment Project

Lichfield Garrick Theatre is delighted to unveil plans for a major refurbishment, with the Charity’s trustees having approved a significant investment in the venue’s facilities. Set to commence in early July, the refurbishment will focus on enhancing the theatre’s front-of-house areas, including box office, bars and toilets, and improving accessibility. 

To mark the culmination of the theatre’s twentieth anniversary year, the Garrick has been working with a team of designers to develop plans that respond to the feedback of customers and aim to reinforce the venue’s reputation as a community hub for Lichfield and one of the most welcoming theatres in the West Midlands. The project team includes architects Aaron Chetwynd, interior designers Designs Unlimited, access consultants Nimbus, and project managers Virtus Consult. The Garrick has now also appointed experienced contractors Medlock FRB to deliver the project. 

This investment has been made possible by the Garrick’s fantastic performance at the box office since the theatre re-opened from lockdown and signals the venue's determination to provide a welcoming and accessible environment for all.  

Daniel Buckroyd, Chief Executive & Artistic Director expressed his enthusiasm for the project, stating, "We simply couldn’t have done this without the continued support of our audiences from across Lichfield and beyond and we can’t wait to welcome them and new audiences back to the venue to experience a brighter, more comfortable, more accessible welcome than ever when the project is completed this Autumn." 

The theatre will close for eight weeks from 8th July* to allow these works to happen and then re-open on 31st August for the start of its autumn season, as planned. 

"We're thrilled to share our plans with the community” added Buckroyd. “These improvements are about making the Garrick a place where people can experience special moments and create lasting memories with their friends and family." 

For more information and updates on the refurbishment project, please see the FAQs below, and check back on this page for further news.

*(The Lichfield Players' performance of The Opposite Sex will take place in our studio as planned in July).