SP1295 : Sutton Arts Theatre, South Parade

taken 5 years ago, near to Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, Great Britain

Sutton Arts Theatre, South Parade
Sutton Arts Theatre, South Parade
As with the Methodist Church Centre opposite, parents were collecting children at the end of a morning performance or perhaps a rehearsal.

From the website: LinkExternal link
The story of Sutton Arts Theatre started one evening in 1944 when Paul Rice called unexpectedly with a proposition to put to Bill Wesley Harkcom. Paul intended to produce a play somewhere in Sutton Coldfield and was having trouble finding a leading man.

Wesley Harkcom was an experienced actor and after a long discussion he agreed to take the lead. So began a long and fruitful friendship.

In 1946 Sutton Arts Council was formed, after the Libraries and Arts committees of Sutton invited representatives of local dramatic societies to form a central body. This amalgamation resulted in the new company producing three plays a year. Sutton Town Hall continued to be used to stage the productions.

The high quality productions continued and in 1997 the theatre took a significant step towards securing its future when the freehold of the site was purchased from Birmingham City Council.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 22 September, 2012   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 17 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Sport, Leisure  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Place (from Tags)
Sutton Coldfield 
Postcode Area (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 1221 9586 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:33.6264N 1:49.2793W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 1224 9587
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Amateur Theatre 

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