Author: Antonia Cook

A Message to Our Hirers

Although the Trust had hoped to secure temporary premises in the former British Heart Foundation Charity Shop in Fore Street during the refurbishment programme, it eventually proved untenable as the cost of converting the ground floor was estimated by our contractors to be in the region of £240,000. Although the Trust would have had the… Read more »

Work With Us: Finance Officer

Trowbridge Town Hall Trust was formed just over a decade ago by a handful of local residents wanting to demonstrate how an abandoned Town Hall could become a major community asset. Ten years on, and now partners in the National Theatre’s Public Acts initiative, the Town Hall is just about to embark on a £10million… Read more »

Christmas Opening Times

Firstly, we’d like to thank everyone who has supported us throughout 2022. Those who have visited the building, attended our events, hired a space, made a purchase in our shop, or enjoyed a coffee in the café. Friday 23rd December – 10am – 4pm Saturday 24th December – Closed Sunday 25th December – Closed Monday… Read more »

Creative Studio Available

About the space… The available space is Ballroom Studio G – just off of the main gallery on the first floor. It’s one of our smaller rooms, and has no natural light, but we would encourage you to open your doors and enjoy one of the best views within the building. The room costs £70… Read more »

A View of the Future

It was great to be able to welcome so many of you to the recent Engagement Days at the Town Hall to share our plans for the refurbishment, shortly after they had been approved by the Cabinet of Wiltshire Council. I’m delighted to say the response was overwhelmingly positive, despite several individuals expressing concern that… Read more »

A Spark of Life

I first became aware of Howard Coggins and Stu McLaughlin shortly after I joined Bristol Old Vic almost a decade ago. At that stage, I didn’t realise they were an act. I would see them each wondering around the building, Stu a towering young man with the sort of ears you want to pin back,… Read more »

Welcoming New Trustees

The Town Hall are pleased to appoint two new Trustees to join its governing board; Tracy Sullivan and Izabela Wanoth, and a new Member Trustee, Tom Bazeley. Tracy says: “I’ve been a proud resident of Trowbridge for over 25 years and have bought up two children now 18 and 20. Trowbridge has enabled me to… Read more »

East meets West

As a young documentary maker, I first went to China in 1983 to make a film about Ireland’s leadingtraditional band, The Chieftains, who were embarking on a ground-breaking tour of a country thathad previously rarely opened its doors to artists from the West. Remember, that is less than thirty years ago, however, soon after our… Read more »

Trowbridge Town Hall joins National Theatre-led Theatre Nation Partnerships

Trowbridge Town Hall Trust joins National Theatre-led Theatre Nation Partnerships network to build audiences for theatre across the UK. Theatre Nation Partnerships is an innovative network of theatres and community organisations founded by the National Theatre in 2017 to grow nationwide engagement with theatre The new programme will reach over 500,000 audiences, artists and participants… Read more »