The Olympus Theatre is a hidden gem in Gloucester. Built in 1923 as The Picturedrome cinema in the style of the theatre Royal Drury Lane, it has a rich and colourful history, holding a precious place in Gloucester's heritage.
Now dilapidated but not derelict, it is now the subject of a bold and imaginative project to restore the theatre to its former glory and develop a community arts centre. New Ventures Trust is involved in the initiative to build a team who can secure the use of the building and raise the funds needed to make this happen.
The incredible level of support already in place from the patrons, Jeremy Irons and Simon Pegg, the local community, Gloucester City Council, Gloucester Culture Trust, Gloucester Heritage Forum and dozens of performing arts practitioners across Gloucestershire validates the project and offers promise to those dedicated to achieve the objective. Additionally, the University of Gloucestershire are keen to run their performing arts degree courses alongside their Stage Management and Theatre Design courses in this iconic and inspiring building.
Watch this space for more news about how to support this bold initiative.