We begin with the past...
We move into the present...
And our vision of the future...
Fully accessible and inclusive
The Montgomery is undertaking a period of development from the summer of 2023, with the principal objective of improving accessibility to the theatre.
Together with extended outreach strategy and further collaboration with local community groups, this will help the Montgomery with the long-term goal of becoming Yorkshire’s leading Arts Centre for children and young people.
The immediate capital project will address Montgomery’s public facing areas, improving the building’s presence on the street and creating an inviting and accessible entrance.
A new entrance
The project will also look at the entrance sequence and improve the visitor experience. There is a potential for the ground floor space to accommodate new uses such as an exhibition space or a bookstore.
An improved experience
The first floor could become an open plan and fully accessible bar space with generous seating and gathering area, making it a space easy to navigate around.
To make the most out of the space available, there is a potential to create a flexible space that can accommodate a variety of uses; a bar space at night time and workspace for young people and local community groups during the day.
The aspirational vision will be delivered through a phased development, with both accessibility and sustainability at the heart of the first phases.