12 Good Things in 12 Months

20 Sep 2018

At Grove Theatre we continually strive to improve the service we provide. Over the past 12 months we have made improvements and achievements to enhance this; read all about it below!

September: Achieved 81% on our H&S audit, exceeding expectations. We have gone on to get 91% on our following H&S audit.

October: We held our first Mental Health Day in line with Impact. This helped to raise awareness for mental health and revealed the importance of supporting one another. We aim to do this again this October.

November: Strengthened our links with the community as we helped Lancot Lower School launch their virtual library.

December: Our first Pantomime with Evolution (New Pantomime producer, Winners of best Pantomime in Canterbury), which was a massive success in terms of sales and performance level.

January: We presented Hospice at Homes volunteers with a cheque for £9777.26 from our Pantomime bucket collection.

February: We hosted our February Half-term holiday club. This was themed around Victorian England and promoted our up and coming GPP.

March: Together with the Culture Plus Project we implemented a £5 ticket scheme for certain shows. This has helped to close the gap between our theatre and the community.

April: Brand new cinema projector with increased quality and far better for the environment.

May: Following on from the success of our screening of Carman last year we managed to secure a Matthew Bourne title, Cinderella, which was well received by our patrons.

June: Our 10th Anniversary of GD1 was our highest grossing yet! It showcased the best local talent on offer and we achieved a 97% on our quality audit, which showed how much our theatre had grown in terms of performance.

July: Began to provide a wider variety of Gins & Whiskies on our Circle Bar for large performances.

August: All staff received environmental training to coincide with our new LED followspots, recycling bins and biodegradable straws. With aims to make Grove Greener!