Terry Jones officially reopens Theatr Colwyn.

From:
http://www.conwy.gov.uk/doc.asp?cat=143&doc=29942

Terry, who was born in the town and is patron of the venue, cut the ribbon in front of an invited audience of guests, reminisced fondly about the years he spent in the Bay as a child and his family connections with Theatr Colwyn.

Terry, who was born in the town and is patron of the venue, cut the ribbon in front of an invited audience of guests, reminisced fondly about the years he spent in the Bay as a child and his family connections with Theatr Colwyn.

His grandfather and mother appeared on stage there in amateur performance groups and Terry feels a special connection with the 126-year-old venue because of this.

Following the ribbon cut, as part of the Giddy Goat Comedy Festival, there was a screening of the Monty Python cult film The Holy Grail, after which Phill Jupitus, stand-up comic and team captain on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, interviewed the comedy legend about the making of the film. The event ended with an audience Q&A session.

All of the proceeds raised through the screening were split between the venue's second phase rear of house redevelopment fund and St David's Hospice in Llandudno, organiser of the comedy festival.

Theatr Colwyn has reopened in September after almost a year of closure for a £732,000 front of house redevelopment.

Following the £732,000 front of house redevelopment (£500,000 in funding from the North Wales Regeneration Area Programme and £238,000 from Conwy County Borough Council, who own and run the theatre), Theatr Colwyn now has a completely new box office and foyer, full disabled access, a community room and redeveloped basement area.

The project was part of the Bay Life+ Regeneration Programme.

The exterior of Theatr Colwyn has also been given a facelift, with a work costing in the region of £60,000, £45,000 of which was funded through the Property Grant Scheme, administered by Conwy County Borough Council's Conservation and Regeneration section.

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Paute: He is awesome.

mrsCutout: That;s very interesting! Thanks! I Love Terry!