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Working for a regional theatre in Farnham

NEWS FLASH - Click here or on 'NEWS'
The Redgrave Theatre has been closed since 1998 - the Farnham Theatre Association campaigns to get it restored or replaced.
Theatres Trust Conference Report 'Theatres pushing at an open door with developers'
FTA's  'Innaccuracies and unfounded claims in Councillors' comments'
Non-Partisan Petition Group for Farnham as a District Authority Press Release
Independent group's Survey 'Blue Skies' Report
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The Farnham Theatre Association Ltd. (FTA) is working to restore the Redgrave Theatre building for the community or to provide its replacement in the town. The FTA was formed in 2005 to take over the campaign from the New Farnham Repertory Company (now Farnham Rep) to save the Redgrave Theatre or to see it replaced in the town. The theatre, which was closed in 1999, is due to be demolished in 2011 as part of Crest Nicholson Sainsbury's proposed regeneration of East Street. Waverley Borough Council, which owns the theatre, gave planning permission for its demolition in 2008, but the development has stalled due to the financial crisis. (continued below)The FTA campaigns to re-establish a working theatre as part of Farnham’s cultural heritage, a vision entirely in accord with what residents say they want. (continued below)

 

FTA's Intention

It will recognise the leisure needs of the area’s expanding population and also of visitors and tourists to our historic town... to benefit ALL the community. The FTA campaigns to re-establish a working theatre as part of Farnham’s cultural heritage, a vision entirely in accord with what residents say they want. It will recognise the leisure needs of the area’s expanding population and also of visitors and tourists to our historic town... to benefit ALL the community.
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Newsletter 46Our intention is to open a theatre which will attract professional and amateur productions, dance, music and entertainment of all types and for all ages. The building will also support educational projects, conferences, exhibitions and many kinds of community cultural events.FTA became a company limited by guarantee in 2007; Farnham Theatre Association Ltd. is a non-profit making voluntary working group, formed to provide the basis of a charitable trust which will be able to run the theatre in its developing and final form.

Famous actors supporting FTA's vision

   

FTA's Redgrave Supporters

JAMES BOLAM
STEPHANIE COLE MBE
RICHARD CORDERY
DAME JUDI DENCH (Redgrave founder member)
NEIL DUDGEON
SIR NICHOLAS HYTNER
GERALDINE JAMES OBE
SUSAN JAMESON
ALEX JENNINGS
JEREMY HARDY
LENNY HENRY
CIARAN HINDS
ROY HUDD
RULA LENSKA
MAUREEN LIPMAN
ABIGAIL MCKERN FTA Director (Leo Mckern’s daughter)
KIKA MYRILEES (FTA member)
GRAHAM NORTON
JEMMA REDGRAVE (Sir Michael Redgrave's granddaughter)
SIMON RUSSELL-BEALE
SIR ANTHONY SHER
MICHAEL SIMKINS
SIR TOM STOPPARD
CHRISTOPHER TIMOTHY
ZOE WANAMAKER

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Former FTA supporters. Sadly, no longer with us.
LORD RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH
GERALDINE MACEWAN
WARREN MITCHELL

A theatre for the community

Other people can and do get their local theatre saved, or a new one built. They achieve their great aims and we can too. It’s not impossible. Remember, we are not alone in our fight to get The Redgrave or its equivalent in place for residents now, and for all our descendants.