Developments – ‘The new stage’

Our stage as it is now, in need of safe curtaining, a new floor and suitable lighting and sound systems.

Before ..  the after is picture is to follow

As GCCP develops in so many areas we are asking what next to make the building most usable for all our groups.  We have often been asked for the use of the stage as part of a performance but have been reluctant due to flooring issues (splits in the flooring being a hazard), the fragile nature of the curtaining and it’s hanging mechanism and the poor lighting which only lights the back of the stage area.  We did manage to put on a super pantomime in 2015 and some groups have braved the hazards at their own risk!  However, we feel it is time to try and address these problems, making it safe and attractive to people wanting to use the stage.

Spring UPDATE:-  thanks to funding from our intrepid fundraisers Rob, Donna, Jo Ann and a donation from Sunderland Council Community Chest we have completed the first stage of updating and renovating.  The stage is now fully functional with flats, wings, new floor surface and a coat of paint.  Finally new fire proof curtains have been installed and we now have professional lighting systems available for use on the stage and elsewhere. Thank you to Pantastic too for the use of their sound equipment when we put on our Pantomime for 2017. A fantastic performance for so many to enjoy. Many cream pies and laughs throughout.  We will never forget the excellent performances of all of the cast who had so much fun too.

The finished result looks super – more interior photos to follow.

We would welcome any enquiries to use the stage for choirs, dancers, performances, soloists and drama groups.  Additional stage blocks are available to make a two level performance area. The seating capacity for the hall is up to 100 so there is plenty of space for your audience to be entertained.   It is a great space to perform and enjoy. Come visit us to appreciate the space fully.



Fun and laughter in the 2015 Panto

Fun and laughter in the 2015 Panto