Ambassador Theater Group Wins Management Contract for Churchill Theatre Bromley
Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) is the successful bidder of a new five year management contract for Churchill Theatre Bromley, beginning in April 2011. Having successfully operated Churchill Theatre Bromley since 2000, ATG will continue to help Churchill Theatre Bromley grow both as a theatre, and as a major business in Bromley and the South East.
Co-founder and joint Chief Executive of ATG, Rosemary Squire, said: "After ten years managing Churchill Theatre Bromley, ATG will be renewing its management contract, building upon the successes of the previous years. Churchill Theatre Bromley is lucky to have such a passionate theatre-going audience, and we look forward to providing a continuation of the highest-calibre programming."
ATG has managed Churchill Theatre since 2000, in which time the theatre has been extensively refurbished, including the bars, foyers and back stage areas and the replacement of all the auditorium seats,.
Programming has also considerably improved, with a mixture of the best touring productions. Churchill Theatre Bromley has been rejuvenated as a production base, with over forty Churchill Theatre Productions premiering in Bromley since 2000, many transferring to the West End - including Dreamboats And Petticoats, All The Fun Of The Fair, and Carousel. Churchill Theatre Bromley's latest production, Jekyll And Hyde starring Marti Pellow, premiered in January, and is now touring the UK.
"We are delighted to renew the management contract for Churchill Theatre Bromley with ATG and to continue to work closely with them. We are looking forward to many more exciting productions, as part of our commitment to providing first class services for residents and the fantastic facility of a theatre in the heart of the town centre. Our vision is for Bromley to be a vibrant and thriving town centre for people of all ages" said Councillor Julian Benington, Executive Councillor for Renewal and Recreation.
Prior to the commencement of the new management contract, Churchill Theatre Bromley will close during the spring and summer of 2011 for essential maintenance work. The theatre will be closed from 4th April, reopening in September with an exciting autumn programme to be announced very soon. Completing the season will be the sensational pantomime, Dick Whittington, once again produced by First Family Entertainment, with star casting still to be announced.
Throughout this period of closure, Churchill Theatre Bromley's Creative Learning work will continue to engage with people in the community, providing classes and other opportunities to get involved in the arts.
Speaking of the new management contract and the bright future facing Churchill Theatre Bromley, Julia Potts, General Manager, said: "I am delighted that Churchill Theatre Bromley will continue to be a part of the Ambassador Theatre Group. As a member of the largest theatre group in the UK, it means that Churchill Theatre Bromley will have plenty to look forward to in the coming months and years - including a host of premium productions, exemplary customer service, and a community engagement programme that will continue to nurture the audiences, playwrights and performers of the future."