Blackfriars Arts Centre Gallery

Blackfriars Arts Centre Gallery
Blackfriar's Arts Centre
Spain Lane
Boston
Lincolnshire
PE21 6HP
England

Website

www.blackfriars.uk.com

E-mail

admin@blackfriars.uk.com

Telephone

01205 363108

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Blackfriars undoubtedly plays a very important role as Boston’s centre for entertainment and the arts. It is home to two very successful local amateur dramatic and operatic groups, as well as hosting a varied program of professional stage productions.

Its history as a venue for the arts dates to a meeting of the local drama and arts groups which took place in 1959, at which it was resolved to find premises, which could be converted, into a theatre. Led by Alan Champion, warden of Pilgrim College, and local architect Alan Meldrum, the idea of creating a “Little Theatre” from the remains of the thirteenth century Dominican Friary, in Spain Lane, was formed. In September 1961 the Blackfriars Trust was formed to raise money for the conversion, supported by a grant from the Ministry of Works.

The opening of the theatre in 1966 was the first stage in the development of a complete Arts Centre. Over the following years two studios, a kitchen and office were added, and in 1980 the first full-time professional director was appointed. Today Blackfriars has a full-time theatre manager and relies on a dedicated force of volunteers who provide vital support in the box office, administration, as front of house stewards, bar staff and various other duties.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Dependent on exhibitions and events

Admission charges

Dependent on exhibitions and events

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