Theatr Clwyd in Wales has announced plans for a major £30 million redevelopment.
The venue, which is located near Mold, has secured £1 million from Arts Council Wales and £330,000 from Flintshire County Council towards the initial design stages of the project.
Plans will include “substantial improvement in public areas”, new facilities for community engagement with young people and the development of onsite workshops where apprentice programmes will be run.
Additionally, the development will see spaces built for health and well-being and an overhaul of the engineering within the building.
Arts Council Wales has earmarked a further £5 million towards the project within its capital planning budget. The redevelopment has also received private donations and is being backed by the Welsh government.
Theatr Clwyd executive director Liam Evans-Ford said: “In 1976 an arts hub was created in north Wales. It has since become one of the major producing theatres in the UK and it is part of our duty to ensure the people of Flintshire and north Wales have a building to match the quality of work housed within it.”
Flintshire County Council councillor Derek Butler, cabinet member for economic development, added: “This investment is greatly needed to further develop and modernise this iconic building and cultural destination and to improve the commerciality of the theatre and increase access for the local community.”
The initial design and development work will take eight to 10 months, after which a further timeline for the project will be released.