The Theatre Royal in Plymouth has been awarded £100,000 by the Big Lottery. It's to help people who suffer from mental health problems and the homeless. The 'Our Space' project brings people together to produce shows. The theatre is currently playing host to the pantomime Robin Hood.
A £7.5 million project to revamp Plymouth's Theatre Royal is nearing completion.
The scheme has included improving public areas and adding a third auditorium. The exterior has also been re-landscaped.
Plymouth City Council and the Arts Council have given substantial grants towards the cost.
The Theatre Royal in Plymouth has announced that they are bringing forward the start of redevelopment work. They will begin building work on the main entrance in the middle of February but patrons will still be able to access the building. The theatre will then close for six months in April.
The Theatre Royal in Plymouth is celebrating its 30th birthday this weekend. It's one of the breeding grounds for West End shows and, through the years, it's played host to top stars from Leonard Rossiter to James Corden. It's also seen the first night of a number of world premieres.