Provost Jean Jones has congratulated staff at Cumbernauld Theatre on a successful opening production of Romeo and Juliet in their new home, Lanternhouse.
This state-of-the-art performing arts venue, Lanternhouse is located on the Cumbernauld Academy campus and houses two performance spaces including a 300-seat main auditorium, studio theatre and dance studio. It also an 84-seat cinema and a café/bistro that are due to open later this year.
The first public performance in the new building took place on Friday 1 October 2021.
Speaking during a visit to the theatre on Friday 15 October, Provost Jones said: “I was blown away by the quality of the performances and really impressed with the new theatre, it’s facilities and quality of design.
“I wanted to show my colleagues – Councillors Jim Logue, leader of North Lanarkshire Council, and Frank McNally, Convener of Education and Families, just how good it all is!
“I also wanted to return as soon as possible to congratulate staff at Lanternhouse on what they have achieved.”
Sarah Price, CEO of Cumbernauld Theatre Trust said: “Lanternhouse represents a new era for the community of Cumbernauld and the Council working together to make Cumbernauld a great place to live. We are proud to be a part of the wider vision for community-led services in North Lanarkshire, and to be empowered to launch this new venue.”
North Lanarkshire Council is working in close partnership with Cumbernauld Theatre Trust at Lanternhouse as part of the delivery of a creative programme that embraces artistic excellence, community engagement and inclusive participation.
Photo shows: Provost Jean Jones, Councillor Jim Logue (Leader of North Lanarkshire Council), Councillor Frank McNally (Convener of Education and Families) with members of the Cumbernauld Theatre Trust team: Sarah Price (CEO), Mark McAvoy (Community Engagement Manager) and Cat Sheridan (Creative Producer).
Highlights of the season include:
• Two new Cumbernauld Theatre co-productions: Sonata, a unique fusion of classical music and dance with Dunedin Consort and award-winning choreographer Marc Brew, and the revival of modern Scottish classic Tally’s Blood for a first Scottish tour in twenty years
• The premiere of a magical family show taking to the stage this Christmas: Ugly! A Cinderella Story by Gary McNair
• Exciting visiting theatre from some of Scotland’s leading companies, including Moorcroft, Battery Park, Sex Education Xplorers (S.E.X.)
• Live music as Lanternhouse welcomes legendary musical guests including Dougie MacLean, Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham
25 May 2023
Twenty years after it was last seen in full-scale production, Cumbernauld Theatre Company, The Gaiety Ayr and Perth Theatre are combining to present a brand-new tour of Ann Marie Di Mambro’s modern Scottish classic ‘Tally’s Blood’.
25 Apr 2023
We’ve got some exciting news to share! This year we’re presenting two brand-new festive productions in our Main Auditorium and Studio Theatre. Tickets will be on sale from Friday 31 March, but you can secure your tickets now by becoming a Friend.
24 Mar 2023