The Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock
The Arts Guild Theatre is the main arts venue for the Inverclyde area and hosts a range of events in the fields of music, drama, dance, comedy and visual arts.
The Beacon Arts Centre, opened in January 2013, is one of the finest new arts venues in the UK. The Beacon is the replacement for the Greenock Arts Guild Theatre which has served the community of Inverclyde well, for 65 years.
The Beacon is situated at Customhouse Quay in Greenock and overlooks the River Clyde estuary towards the hills of Argyll and Dunbartonshire. There can be few theatres in the country which will enjoy such a spectacular location.
The Beacon has 2 performing spaces, together with a bistro/bar and 3 large rehearsal rooms which can be extended to provide a function suite for up to 170 guests. The new building will use cutting-edge theatre technology as well as providing wi-fi, online bookings and infrastructure for live television broadcasts.
The main stage of the Beacon is one of the largest in Scotland. It is fully equipped including a full height fly tower with counterweight system, two trap doors, retractable orchestra pit and generous wing space. The theatre can accommodate over 500 patrons on three levels.
Our studio can seat 130 people on retractable bleacher seating and is adaptable as a black box space, which can be used end stage, in the round, cabaret etc.
The Beacon is a significant new addition to the Scottish theatre and arts scene and has become a venue of choice for touring productions as well as being a vibrant hub for the local community theatre groups within the area.
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