Soho’s Phoenix Arts Club launches £15k bid to complete refurbishment
West End bar the Phoenix Arts Club has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise enough money to complete its refurbishment works.
Over the past year, the Soho club and performance venue has been carrying out a programme of “essential” work including extending its stage, installing a second bar and creating a new tech booth.
Funded by several private donors, the club says it needs to raise a further £15,000 to complete the works, and has begun a public appeal for the money.
The Phoenix Arts Club, beneath the Phoenix Theatre on Charing Cross Road, has been operating for more than 30 years and is popular among artists and performers. It programmes more than 600 events each year.
The club is hoping to install a full-size theatre curtain on its stage – which it said would be the only example outside a West End theatre.
The curtain will also enable the club to separate its performance space into two, creating a second, smaller space for more intimate cabarets.
Anything above the £15,000 target will go towards refurbishing the venue’s toilets, improving accessibility and funding its daytime creative workspace.
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