In my hometown, Mudgee NSW, there is a theatre that has been empty for many years, since it was sold in the early 2000’s by a family which had owned it for generations. Over the last two decades there have been numerous situations in which the public has poured outcry over the disused theatre. Since 2017, when I set up a website to compile information about the theatre, the community response has been positively overwhelming!
Revive The Regent Theatre started as a blog and social media group and has grown to be an incorporated charity in 2019.
I have the exciting opportunity to curate a paste up project in collaboration with Volcano Theatre and Coastal Housing Group funded through the Arts Council of Wales’s Ideas : People : Places initiative.
The Palace Theatre Paste Up Project is a cornerstone project of From the Station to the Sea, and will be part of The Troublemakers’ Festival in Swansea, UK this July.
We believe The Palace deserves to operate again and this project an opportunity to wonder on what it might have been like when it was first launched in 1888, or when operated as a theatre until the 1970’s or what will it look like when it’s renewed from disrepair?
For more information go to the Street Art Walking website.