Volunteer call for Sutton Coldfield Town Hall

Help needed to assist running venue under new ownership.

Sutton Coldfield Town Hall is holding an open morning for those interested in being a part of the historic venue’s future.

When the iconic building got into financial difficulties and was threatened with closure eighteen months ago, a committee, formed of local arts and heritage enthusiasts – Sutton Coldfield Arts and Recreational Trust – joined forces to keep the venue open.

Later this year, the Trust officially receives the freehold ownership of the Town Hall from the city council, with the next step being for the new registered charity to fully restore it as a theatre and community venue for this and future generations.

A meeting and tour on Saturday 21st April from 11am-12 noon is for those interested in volunteering or learning more about being a Friend or sponsor of the venue, which was built in 1865 as a hotel, reopening in 1906 as Sutton Coldfield Town Hall.

Those interested in theatre may be interested in volunteering on the front of house team, where roles include ushering and serving teas and coffees. Productions range from pantomimes to musicals, talks to live music events. The Town Hall is looking for enthusiastic helpers happy to give one or two evenings a month to the venue.

Volunteers with practical skills such as painting and decorating are also urged to attend, plus volunteers who can distribute publicity packs to their local cafes, churches and noticeboards, spreading the word to help their own community learn about forthcoming shows.

Corporate and private sponsors are urged to get in touch to see how they can help. Anyone with questions should contact the Town Hall on 0121 296 9543, enquiries@townhall-scart.co.uk or just turn up for 11am on 21st April.