The Milton Rooms is moving at a fast pace into the 21st century thanks to a £500,000 refurbishment grant from Ryedale District Council.
Audiences and performers will find the lighting and audio systems upgraded to provide a thoroughly up-to-date hightech experience and the main hall and bar have been redecorated and brightened up with more welcoming colours.
There are new toilets throughout the building and a lift to transport users to the disabled toilet in the basement with a baby changing room.
Ryedale Youth Theatre’s production of Matilda was the first to benefit from the exciting new lighting system.
The chairman of the Milton Rooms trustees, Ray King, said: “The theatre infrastructure is state of the art, ensuring that we will truly be put on the map as a community arts venue, a must-go-to destination for local residents and those living in Ryedale and beyond. Our thanks go to Ryedale council for the grant of £500,000 and our contractors.”
The contractors were John Wright, Disabled Lift Services, North Star Engineers and Richard Walton.
For upcoming events and information visit www.themiltonrooms.com