The Marlowe Theatre throws open its doors this weekend (Oct 7th – 9th) for three days of celebrations to mark its opening. A host of events, including street arts, live music, dance and performances, will take place, and most are free. There will also be the chance to explore the new building and meet the staff.
The new £25 million Marlowe Theatre will become an iconic building in Canterbury that will stand the test of time.
That is the proud prediction of its architect Keith Williams, who recently joined staff at a press preview to reveal what theatre-goers can expect at the opening gala night tonight.
Speaking on the granite steps of the impressive frontage, he said: “We are very nearly there and it’s becoming a mixture of excitement and anticipation.
“It has been a very complex development with some difficult logistical challenges, but I am very proud of what we have achieved.”
“I like the way the building only hints at what’s inside and then it’s very satisfying to see people’s jaws drop when they first see the auditorium.