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You can view the history of the Assembly Rooms on our historical timeline page

Tamworth Assembly Rooms is currently closed due to a major project to make it a building that Tamworth can be proud of for the next 125 years.

This project is kindly supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Their funding has so far supported research into the building’s past and consultation with the local community about the building’s future. The development of detailed plans to improve Tamworth Assembly Rooms and the delivery of making these plans a reality.

Latest news and updates about Tamworth Assembly Rooms' Heritage Lottery project are listed below.


Tamworth Assembly Rooms back ‘on tour’ with festive fun

- Tue, 06 Dec 2016

There’s plenty of festive entertainment in store for audiences this December as Tamworth Assembly Rooms goes ‘on tour’ with popular events being taken out into the community while the theatre is closed for refurbishment.


It’s show time again with Tamworth Assembly Rooms ‘on tour’

- Thu, 13 Oct 2016

The show must go on!


Hundreds attend dig open days at Tamworth Assembly Rooms

- Tue, 04 Oct 2016

Hundreds of people got a first-hand glimpse into Tamworth’s history during two open days at the site of the town’s archaeological dig next to Tamworth Assembly Rooms.

pottery shards

Archaeologists dig in to explore Tamworth’s history

- Tue, 04 Oct 2016

Archaeologists excavating the car park next to Tamworth Assembly Rooms have made an interesting discovery during their search for clues about the town’s history.


What did Richard III say when a planning proposal was submitted for building a car park…

- Thu, 29 Sep 2016

“Over my dead body”


Open days at Tamworth Assembly Rooms Archaeological Site

- Mon, 19 Sep 2016

It was almost over last week for the archaeological dig being carried out in the car park until heavy rain overnight unearthed some interesting ​discoveries. Whilst cleaning up on Wednesday morning Wessex archaeology uncovered pieces of pottery and evidence of a pit; believed to date back to the medieval era. 


We're having a dig!

- Mon, 12 Sep 2016

As of this week our car park is closed to begin an archaeological dig; ahead of the redevelopment and refurbishment of Tamworth Assembly Rooms. 


#AssemsOnTour - The Hastilow Drama Festival 2016 at Two Rivers High School

- Thu, 30 Jun 2016

In our first blog, our very own Jem McAuley gives us an insider’s view on the role of a technician at Tamworth's Hastilow Drama Festival. "Being a venue tech is without doubt a great job; I can’t imagine doing anything else...