ATG signs up for another five years at Churchill Bromley
Ambassador Theatre Group has secured another five-year management contract on the Churchill Theatre in Bromley, after the local council had put the venue up for tender.
The theatre, which is owned by Bromley Council, has been operated by ATG since 2000. The new contract will see the group manage the venue for another five years from April 2011.
Co-founder and joint chief executive of ATG, Rosemary Squire said: "After ten years managing Churchill Theatre Bromley, ATG will be renewing its management contract, building upon the successes of the previous years. Churchill Theatre Bromley is lucky to have such a passionate theatre-going audience, and we look forward to providing a continuation of the highest-calibre programming."
Prior to the start of the new contract, the theatre will close during the spring and summer of 2011 for "essential maintenance work". The theatre will be closed from April 4, reopening in September. Throughout this period, the Churchill's work through its creative learning department will continue.
Julian Benington, executive councillor for renewal and recreation at Bromley, added: "We are delighted to renew the management contract for Churchill Theatre Bromley with ATG and to continue to work closely with them. We are looking forward to many more exciting productions, as part of our commitment to providing first class services for residents and the fantastic facility of a theatre in the heart of the town centre. Our vision is for Bromley to be a vibrant and thriving town centre for people of all ages".