Sketch of how the Plaza may look in the future

 

Sketch of how the Plaza may look in the future

 

Sketch of how the Plaza may look in the future

 

Sketch of how the Plaza may look in the future

 

All the public areas of the Plaza have been refurbished since 2010 - with the exception of our main auditorium. That was last painted in 1983! In addition, there have been a number of leaks over the auditorium, originating from some flat roof areas at the sides of the building. So, starting in summer 2017 with Phase 1 - and (dependent on planning permission) completing Phase 2 in summer 2019, we will:

  • PHASE 1
  • Redecorate the auditorium.
  • Apply a new sealant to the leaking areas of the flat roof - simultaneously re-pointing the top 2 metres of the walls, and installing a new safety mechanism (so that the current barrier can be removed).
  • Move the stage door so that it is no longer below the stage dock - improving our Health and Safety compliance.
  • Install a lift to the stage dock - facilitating quicker get-ins and get-outs, as well as improving our Health and Safety compliance.
  • PHASE 2
  • Raise the walls around the stage area, so that the pitched roof can be extended over the stage.
  • Raise the lighting grid.
  • Move the dimmers etc. to the higher level - freeing up some additional wing space.
  • Install lighting bars with powered winches.

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Ian McKellan

"The Plaza Theatre in Romsey is an astounding building. You don't have to want to be on the stage to get involved... ...my advice is don't miss out on an opportunity to discover Romsey's lovely theatre"

Sir Ian McKellen

"It is a genuine pleasure to accept the role of Honorary Patron of RAODS. Drama groups like RAODS provide a vital foundation for the whole of the industry"

Mark McGann

Mark McGann

Plaza Future

Plaza Future is the name we give to our ongoing - and continuous - efforts to maintain and improve the wonderful art deco building that is our home. The current priority is described in the panel opposite - but as soon as that is finished you can be sure there will be another significant project to take its place. Plaza Future develops our capacity to support a high quality of life for our communities through enhancing our historic 1930s building, and the services we can offer from it. Already 10,000 times a year someone buys a ticket to be entertained and informed by live performance. With building improvements, that figure can go higher. And you can help make that happen! To find out how, just keep reading…… 

 

Ways To Help

1.       Come and see one of our shows – come and see several of our shows! – and buy some of our merchandise whilst you are at the Plaza.

2.       Join our mailing list by - see the Mailing List link on our Home page.

3.       Join us! Click here to become a member online membership form.

4.       Make a donation at My Donate. Please click here .

5.       Place one of our collecting boxes in your shop or place of work - email our Chair via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - to arrange to do this.

6.       Look out for the collecting boxes in the Plaza and around the town.

7.       Sign up to Giving A Bit Banner. You will then be able to create donations for us at NO EXTRA COST TO YOU just by shopping online. This site is partnered with hundreds of your favourite shops - and if you use this site you will also get entered into the monthly prize draw to win a £50 Amazon voucher.

8.       Sponsor a seat in the main auditorium – for the bargain price of £99 your very own brass plaque and dedication will be there for all audiences to see. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

9.   Do, please, consider whether to remember us in your will. All charities depend on the goodwill of the public and, naturally enough, most public monies go to those charities representing life or death causes. But quality of life is important as well – whether for the many local good causes who benefit from our £2.50-a-ticket Invited Audience performances, or our 60+ youth members who have a weekly youth club (as well as several opportunities each year to be on stage), or through the enjoyable hard work of our 250+ adult members who keep the Plaza going, or the 10,000 local people who (at the very least) forget all their day to day worries for 2 or 3 hours, each time they visit the Plaza.

10.   Write in to me – at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - with your own ideas about how we can raise more money.