LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION AT KING’S COURT THEATRE
Local audiences will benefit from an enhanced sound experience at an Island theatre thanks to a grant from Manx Lottery Trust.
A grant of £15,000 has been awarded to King William’s College from the Community Awards scheme. This will be used towards the upgrade of sound equipment at King’s Court Theatre, which has also recently undergone renovations and improvements to its lighting system.
King’s Court Theatre strives to bring the best of London theatre to the south of the Isle of Man with Live Screenings from The National Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Royal Opera House and The Royal Ballet. With capacity for more than 200 in a modernised setting, local audiences are invited to enjoy exciting award-winning performances without having to travel far.
David Dawson, King’s Court Theatre Manager, said: ‘We are very proud of our modernised theatre based in a building with so much history and are always looking at how we can improve and enhance the overall experience for theatregoers. We’d like to say a huge thank you to Manx Lottery Trust for this funding which we hope will help us in attracting larger audiences.’
Sarah Kelly, Chairman of Manx Lottery Trust, said: ‘King’s Court Theatre is a real asset to the southern community, providing a space for people to enjoy West-End theatre and world-class performances in a lovely local setting. We’re pleased to award this grant and wish them every success as they continue to grow and improve the facilities.’
Manx Lottery Trust has been delegated to distribute National Lottery money that has come from The National Lottery Community Fund. To find out more about the Community Awards programme, please visit: www.mlt.org.im/grant-programmes