Rosehill Theatre opens!

12 April 2017


Take a bow, Richard Elder, and all those involved in realising the £2.7m transformation of Rosehill Theatre in Whitehaven, Cumbria, which was officially opened this Monday by HRH The Prince of Wales.

First created in 1959 by Hungarian émigré, Sir Nicholas Sekers, the theatre has undergone complete renovation and extension to become a beacon for the arts in the North West.

With capital funding from Britain’s Energy Coast, Copeland Community Fund, the Coastal Communities Fund, Garfield Weston Foundation, the Linbury Trust, the J P Getty Charitable Trust, WREN and the Savoy Educational Trust, Rosehill has proved that a small theatre far from London can raise big money.

Rachel Hall, who has been working with Rosehill since 2010, said “Rosehill is a fantastic example of what smaller cultural organisations can achieve through vision, courage and an entrepreneurial outlook. The impact of this transformation, on individuals, local communities and the wider West Cumbrian economy will be immense. It has been a privilege to support Rosehill in bringing this about.