Phase 1 Summer 2018: backstage

For many years the two dressing rooms behind the stage were used for pantomimes and amateur dramatics.  Since those activities fell out of favour the rooms have become effectively storage cupboards.

Problems with the dressing rooms

Can only be accessed through the main hall, so they’re out of action when ever another group is using the hall

Uninsulated and very difficult to heat in winter

Draughty windows

Users have to walk through the hall to reach the kitchen



Good things abut the stage and dressing room area

Two light bright rooms for smaller groups

Masses of storage under the stage

A stage for musicians at ceilidhs and other parties

There’s a toilet


Our solutions to the problems

A separate entrance from the car park

Add a little kitchen so users don’t have to disturb others in the big hall

Reduce the size of the stage – there’ll still be space for musicians

Add lots of insulation and refurbish the windows


Results we’re hoping for

Space for people to meet in smaller groups

Increased use of our halls by improving flexibility of the layout




December 21, 2017