The build has taken a year to complete – but the venue is confident it’s been worth the wait
What’s new at St George’s?
The £6.5million pavilion-style extension means a range of improvements will be visible to St George’s visitors in the future.
The dramatic flight of stairs at the front of the building – which is located just off Park Street – has been restored. The new area itself offers multi-purpose spaces for performances, education workshops and venue hire.
It also offers step-free access to the venue for visitors with mobility issues and a new heritage interpretation space will be available to explore in its crypt.
The project, known as ‘Building A Sound Future’, will hopefully enable St George’s to become a more financially sustainable organisation.
As St George’s is a registered charity, the venue’s management hopes the new build will secure its future through revenue generated by venue hire and the cafe bar.