19 pictures which show off the new Alnwick Playhouse at its grand reopening

Hundreds of people came through the doors of Alnwick Playhouse as it celebrated its grand reopening after a £3.3million refurbishment.

Wednesday, 8th January 2020, 9:18 am
The newly refurbished auditorium.

The bar, gallery and auditorium have also been refurbished.

Over the course of the weekend, there were broadcasts of the musical productions, 42nd Street and Cats, public tours of the building and a celebratory evening with some traditional music from Alistair Anderson and band.

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The new auditorium at Alnwick Playhouse.

Northumberland County Council has contributed £2.5million towards the cost of the work, with the Playhouse raising a further £800,000.

Take a look at these 19 pictures from the grand opening

The Duke of Northumberland with Chris Sayers, chairman of the Playhouse Trust.
Alnwick Library has relocated from Green Batt to the Playhouse.
Alnwick Playhouse at night.
The Duke of Northumberland with Playhouse manager Jo Potts and Chris Sayers, chairman of the Playhouse Trust.
The refurbished bar. Pictured are Chris Sayers, chairman of the Playhouse Trust, with the Duke of Northumberland, council leader Peter Jackson and Coun Cath Homer.
Chris Sayers, chairman of the Playhouse Trust, shows The Duke of Northumberland the refurbished gallery.
Alnwick Playhouse grand reopening. Councillors Gordon Castle and Cath Homer, chair of the Playhouse Trust Chris Sayers, Playhouse manager Jo Potts, council leader Peter Jackson and Mayor of Alnwick Lynda Wearn.
Dignitaries at the grand reopening of the Playhouse.
Mog the cat meets young visitors to Alnwick Library.
Visitors to McKenna's cafe at Alnwick Playhouse.
Young readers at Alnwick Library.
Librarians in Alnwick Playhouse.
Plush seating in the refurbished Alnwick Playhouse.
Northumberland County Council services are available in the community hub.
Tourist information facilities within Alnwick Playhouse.
The reading area in Alnwick Library.
The early history of Alnwick Playhouse was on display.
The grand reopening of Alnwick Playhouse after a £3.3m renovation project.