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Tamworth Assembly Rooms has now reopened after a major refurbishment project. 

The £5million refurbishment has brought the venue into the 21st century, while lovingly enhancing and restoring the historic features which make it such a special building.

This has included a complete change of the internal layout, apart from the main auditorium, to create an impressive, versatile building with more space that can be used for a variety of purposes.

Extensions to the side and rear have created a new multi-use space with a bar, a café, a studio/green room space and extended and improved back stage facilities. The building has also been modernised throughout with upgraded acoustics, heating and lighting, improved disabled access and more toilet facilities.

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.


Stage is set at newly refurbished Tamworth Assembly Rooms

- Fri, 17 Jan 2020

The curtains will open at Tamworth Assembly Rooms this Saturday (January 18) following a major £5million project to extend, refurbish and modernise the 130-year-old theatre.

First tickets go on sale for new Tamworth Assembly Rooms show

- Wed, 29 May 2019

The first acts have been booked and tickets are on sale now for the eagerly-anticipated opening season of Tamworth’s new-look, more modern, more state-of-the-art Assembly Rooms theatre and entertainment venue.

Assems touring exhibition moves to new town centre location

- Wed, 13 Mar 2019

A touring digital exhibition showcasing the past, present and future of Tamworth Assembly Rooms has moved to its next location in the town.


Behind the scenes Video

- Mon, 04 Mar 2019

Take a peek at what's been happening behind the scenes of Tamworth Assembly Rooms' refurbishment.

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The Beatles 56th Anniversary

- Tue, 29 Jan 2019

February 1st 1963. 56 years ago The Beatles played Tamworth Assembly Rooms


Technician Blog

- Fri, 21 Dec 2018

In the last few weeks it feels like we’ve made good progress on the Assembly Rooms refurbishment project.  Our technical specialists, Adlib, have helped us bring our concepts for improving the tech


Assems' Touring Exhibition

- Thu, 23 Aug 2018

We are excited to announce that our touring exhibition is now up and running and touring around Tamworth!


Assems walls undergo expert paint analysis Part 1

- Thu, 07 Jun 2018

You may have noticed over the past weeks that the exterior walls of The Assems have started to stand out a bit more beneath its currently scaffold cladded façade.