Broadsides base has a revamp

Northern Broadsides' Barrie Rutter at Dean Clough
Northern Broadsides' Barrie Rutter at Dean Clough

Renovation work by arts company Northern Broadsides has begun at its Viaduct Theatre base.

Earlier this year Broadsides were given a grant from to help with essential improvements to the theatre, based at Dean Clough in Halifax.

They have now installed an infra-red assisted listening system, providing safer audience access and spaces for wheelchair users.

In addition, their landlord Dean Clough has donated extra space adjacent to the dressing rooms which is to become a rehearsal room for Northern Broadsides and the wider community.

Hoping to make the money go further, Broadsides have started to make friends with businesses in the area who have been able to contribute to the project by offering donations.

Arnold Laver have supplied a kitchen and worktops, Brian Slattery Plumbers have supplied sanitary ware and Harvey’s of Halifax have supplied kitchen equipment.

Northern Broadsides would like to hear from any other businesses who could help by providing other materials such as suspended ceilings, light fittings, sockets and switches, carpet tiles, sofas and chairs, laminate flooring, ply wood, toilets, electric showers, paint, a Belfast sink and wall mirrors.

If you are able to help, email Kay Burnett, Northern Broadsides’ creative projects development manager at

In September, the company will tour their latest production, J.B.Priestley’s When We Are Married.