We aim to combine our own productions, projects, collaborations with other partners and touring work, to create a programme of performances and creative learning projects of the highest quality, maximum diversity and greatest possible accessibility, within a sound and sustainable financial framework.
We would like to thank our current sponsors who all support us on a number of different levels across the wide range of work we undertake. Our sponsorships are tailored to meet your business needs but with a focus on supporting new theatre, nurturing new talent and allowing us to remain one of the most accessible theatre in the country.
To learn more about our sponsorship opportunities please call 01473 295902 or email@example.com for further information.
The New Wolsey Theatre strives to be at the heart of the local community and a Culture Club membership provides an exciting way for businesses to highlight their recognition of the New Wolsey’s community work.
Through a variety of innovative brand enhancement opportunities, your company can work in partnership with us to help raise your profile whilst affirming your dedication to supporting our region. From £500.
Please contact 01473 295902 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
The New Wolsey Theatre would like to thank those who have contributed funding towards particular projects and initiatives, as follows:
Current projects include:
The Bradbury Platform: Bradbury Foundation
A platform especially designed for us to add more wheelchair accessible spaces in the first two rows of the main auditorium, creating more access to the theatre for everyone and ticket subsidy to support new audiences to use this facility
Capital Project 2016
Agent for Change
Roles in our workforce dedicated to developing D/deaf and disabled audiences
Youth Theatre Squared
A Youth theatre group for young people with additional needs.
Alfie Strange primary Schools Tour
The Scarfe Charitable Trust, The Ganzoni, Charitable Trust, The Steel Charitable Trust
A fond farewell from David Edwards – reflecting on his six years as Chair of the NWT
The neglected area above the Spiral Car Park and in front of our theatre is to be transformed to provide a vibrant new public space with a new restaurant, to become ‘Westgate Theatre Square’. The development is intended to celebrate the importance of our building as a key cultural venue in Ipswich. It will create an exciting new destination for the town, with a wide range of possible activities on offer, from extended outdoor café and dining, and informal meeting and gathering, to organised events and performance.
The square will also help better reconnect this part of the Town Centre by including a new pedestrian crossing over Civic Drive and a new link bridge offering a more direct route to Westgate Street. Improving accessibility for all has been a major consideration and level or ramped access has been provided throughout. Cycle parking has been provided at a number of locations around the Square to encourage people to visit by bike.
The Spiral and existing surface car parks will all be refurbished, with additional temporary car parking (for a period of up to 5 years) replacing the unsightly blue hoarding to the former civic centre site.
The additional and refurbished car parking is planned to be open in time for Christmas trading 2015, with the creation of Theatre Square to be completed by Summer 2016. The development, which has been designed by Waind Gohil Architects and Ipswich practice AREA landscape architects, will be entirely privately funded by the new site owner, Charterhouse Investments LLP. As well as providing significant improvements now, these works will act as a catalyst for the wider regeneration of the former civic centre and police station sites over the next few years.
For further information about the proposal and plans for the future, as well as the opportunity to comment, please visit:
The range of jobs within the theatre industry is varied and vast, from Technicians to Front of House Assistants and Marketing Officers to Creative Learning Practitioners, there are many different positions which need to be filled to keep the theatre running. We employ full-time, part-time and casual staff in most departments, as well as freelance creative teams for our in-house productions.
We are always on the look-out for casual technicians to support the core technical team as and when required. If you would like to be considered to work for us as a casual technician, please submit your CV to Sophie Weaver email@example.com or post to New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 2AS.
Interested in volunteering? The New Wolsey Theatre enlists volunteers in the following roles within the organisation:
Our Front of House Ushers help us deliver a fantastic theatre experience by delivering the highest standards of customer care and safety whilst enjoying the exciting atmosphere of our theatre. Our ushering team consists of all age ranges and people from all areas of our local community. Ideally we ask that those wanting to volunteer are 18 years of age and over, available one or two nights a week and, if possible, daytime matinees, be willing to work as part of a team and have a keen interest in the arts and their local theatre.
The main duties of Ushers include checking tickets, selling ice creams, clearing and cleaning the auditorium at the end of the show and providing friendly and helpful customer service. The part the ushers play in the evacuation procedure is the most important aspect of the role, for which training will be provided along with training on customer care. Shifts tend to last between 3 and 4 hours depending on the length of the show.
If you are interested in becoming an Usher please register you interest by completing this form.
As a Rural Ambassador you will deliver New Wolsey Theatre show print to your local businesses, community and health premises (submitting a simple monthly list/report of places distributed). In addition and to be better informed about the shows at the New Wolsey Theatre when distributing print, two complimentary tickets (subject to availability and conditions per show) are made available whenever possible.
If you are interested in becoming a Rural Ambassador, or require further information, please contact John Adam-Baker, Outreach Officer on firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of the Friday Club, you will fill envelopes with New Wolsey Theatre show print and accompanying letters – once a month on average and usually on a Friday morning, but with flexibility for additional mailings as and when called upon (the Friday Club is currently fully subscribed, but a waiting list for those expressing an interest to join is in operation).
If you are interested in becoming part of our Friday Club and would like to be added to the waiting list, or require further information, please contact John Adam-Baker, Outreach Officer on email@example.com or phone 01473 295927
This is what some of our current volunteers have to say:
‘You can’t market atmosphere and goodwill. A great team of people, love every minute of it.’
‘It is a real privilege to be part of such a vibrant and hardworking team as the wonderful Wolsey Theatre.’
‘We enjoy, we care and we just like what we do – it’s fun!’
‘I enjoy being a member if Friday Club because it is very social and John makes it enjoyable for us all by making a great coffee.’
‘It is a great way of being involved with the local community and making the New Wolsey Theatre a success.’
If you have any general enquiries please use the details below. If we’re online, please feel free to start a live chat in the bottom right hand corner of this page and we’ll do our best to direct your question to the right department.
The Ticket Sales Team can be contacted on 01473 295 900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The team also act as our switchboard and can direct you to the most appropriate department for your question.
Our Administration Team can be reached at email@example.com
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