The historic Band On The Wall in Manchester was announced to reopen in the spring of this year after nearly two years of renovations.
Swan Street establishment – previously shortlisted Search for the best small space in Britain – Closed in August 2020, has put forward long-term renovation plans as the hospitality industry faces a variety of challenges COVID– Related issues.
Staff confirmed that Band On The Wall will complete its “extensive” work on the building and reopen its doors in March.
“The 200-year-old venue has been redesigned, with a main room capacity of 500 people and the entire floor dedicated to our innovative curriculum, World of Music,” the site’s official website said.
“As a registered charity since 1984, the driving force behind the change is to create a collaboration center for young people, the local community and Manchester artists and to celebrate the cultural diversity of Greater Manchester.”
It adds: “Our new first-floor staircase-free access, designed with existing facilities in mind, will lead to access to the main work area of the site, as well as our new large and surrounding bar area.
“The new hot bar also has a new stage for small performances for up to 80 people. The bar now serves as a public area during the day and is free to the general public.
The staff also created a schedule for the opening month and subsequent events – you can check it out Here.
Gavin Sharp, CEO of Band on The Wall (via Manchester Evening News): “Band on the Wall has always been just one place bigger and for the last two years we have been very busy on our expansion project, including expanded main space capacity, new cafe-bar, second smaller execution area., and significantly improved and expanded learning opportunities to support our exciting and new curriculum “Music World”.
“We are delighted to have opened our doors again in March of this year and are delighted to welcome guests to our newly renovated facility.”
The reconstruction project was funded by a £ 1.4 million grant from the Lottery Heritage Fund, as well as contributions from the British Arts Council, Foyle Foundation, Oglesby Foundation, DCMS and Charities Aid Foundation, Carlsberg, Ticketline, Lloyds Bank and Manchester City Council. . .