Hull Truck has announced that its new theatre will open on April 23 to coincide with Shakespeare’s birthday and St George’s Day.
The new £15 million venue features a 440-seat main auditorium and a 134-seat studio theatre. Construction began in 2006 and it was designed by architecture firm Wright and Wright.
The first play to be performed in Hull Truck’s new home will be the latest work by the theatre’s joint artistic director, John Godber. Funny Turns will have three gala performance on April 23, 24 and 25, with the latter open to the public. Press night will be on April 28.
Godber said: “We know that there has been a tremendous amount of excitement surrounding the new building, so we are delighted to be able to announce when we will open, especially as the date itself has such great cultural associations. To see the building coming together is a dream come true – not only for me, but for everyone at Hull Truck. It will mean we finally have a home commensurate with the standard and reputation of the company.”
Hull Truck’s full opening season will be announced soon and tickets will go on sale to the public from March 16.