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Refit brings new revenue sources for St George’s

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8 October 2018

A £6.3 million extension to the 576-capacity St George’s venue in Bristol offers two new performance spaces, a new cafe bar and improved access for people with disabilities.

Funded by Bristol City Council, Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund, the extension’s additional performances areas can accommodate a standing capacity of 180, or be used separately with seated capacities of 78 and 48.

“We are a medium-sized venue so it can be hard to ensure we generate enough money from ticket sales to look after the 200-year old building and cover overheads, so the new cafe bar and performance spaces are a key development,” says head of marketing Dagmar Smeed.

Improvements have also been made to the main auditorium, including new lighting, audio and updated decor, while the green room spaces have been refurbished.

Owned and operated as a registered charity, the former church is hosting concerts by artistes such as Nick Mulvey, Glenn Tilbrook and Rick Wakeman.

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