After 25 years, in a loveable but increasingly ramshackle premises, CPT has successfully secured a grant of £250,000 from Arts Council England to support the re-development of the theatre, foyer and rehearsal space.
Our ambitious plans will improve its accessibility, resilience and sustainability, opening a new community café with a vastly improved on-street presence to re-imagine CPT as a civic space open day and night. Improved facilities in the theatre and rehearsal space will better serve the 300+ theatre makers that pass through their doors every year.
Our vision has CPT’s artists, audiences and local people at its heart and the co-design process undertaken throughout 2019 will bring into being a space that’s accessible, inclusive and reflective of the diverse community we serve.
The capital project is also the lynchpin for two significant development proposals for the area. Firstly, it compliments Euston Town’s (BID) ambitions to reinvigorate Drummond Street and secure the survival of a community that’s faced with an uncertain future due to HS2 and the associated building works. Secondly, supporting the Ostro Fayre Share Foundation’s plan to develop the upper three floors of the building into shared workspace for entrepreneurs and inter-faith groups known as C-Hub, which, in partnership with CPT, will give 58-60 Hampstead Road a much-needed new lease of life.
“This is great news for Camden People’s Theatre. For 25 years this inspiring theatre has played a key role in developing talent and entertaining the community, and this transformation will help even more Londoners benefit.” – Night Czar and CPT alumnus Amy Lamé
This project ensures the continuing – and thriving – presence of an alternative, radical, community-focused theatre in the centre of London and an area directly under threat from developers. The grant from Arts Council England represents 30% of our fundraising target. With the outcome of other fundraising applications still to come, we are actively seeking donations and sponsorship support to help our vision for CPT to be realised.
For more information or to discuss how you can support our campaign, please contact our Executive Director, Kaya Stanley-Money. [email protected]