Dancing to save Hyde Festival Theatre

Four local dance schools are teaming up to put on a spectacular show to raise funds to keep their "beautiful small theatre" going.

The Rebekah Brown Dance Academy, Freedom Dancers, Healey School of Theatre Dance and Artsync Dance will be performing together for the first time, in a show aptly named DanceUnion taking place tomorrow (Saturday 28).

Clare Pascoe, the principal of Artsync Dance in Hyde said that the theatre is an integral part of the community and vital for dance companies, who use it as a venue.

"Our beautiful theatre needs ongoing, vital repairs and upgrades - and we need our lovely little venue to continue putting on our shows for all our friends and families to enjoy." 

Hyde Festival Theatre is home to several amateur societies and groups, performing plays, musicals, dance shows and more. 

But after an unfortunate incident where a vehicle collided with the canopy over the main entrance and other desperate repairs needed, every bit of support helps. 

Sue Talbot, who works in promotion at Hyde Festival Theatre said: "This small but perfectly formed space is often the first place youngsters and adults alike get to perform in a ‘proper’ theatre.

"Many of those who’ve tread its boards have gone on to train and work in the business professionally.

"But times are hard, people don’t come out to the theatre like they used to and costs to keep the place running keep going up and up.

"We’ve very recently replaced the boiler, and still need to make some urgent repairs to the canopy over the main entrance after it was damaged by a vehicle last year."

DanceUnion is on tomorrow, with shows on at 11am, 2pm, 5pm and 8pm - all showcasing some of our local talent.

Tickets are £10 each which you can purchase here or by calling 01613272781.


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