To acknowledge the 150th year of Guiseley Theatre (formerly Guiseley Town Hall) we were ecstatic to receive funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to celebrate the building and its presence in the community as part of our 'Tales Told'' Festival 2017. The festival saw the theatre transformed into a pop-up museum, detailing the history of the building from the very start to its present day use, opened by a mass choir re-enacting the 1867 opening of the building with a performance of Handel's Messiah. The week was truly a celebration of our community, and what better way to keep the history of the theatre alive than to create a brand new history page for our home, detailing the research displayed in the exhibition to be viewed for years to come!
You can also check out our 'memory wall' project, an ongoing resource to document memories, photographs and artefacts from the theatres 150 year history. This is an exciting collaboration with the lovely folks at Aireborough Historical Society, and will be continuously updated with new information as it arrives!