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A Year at Hope Mill Theatre

‘Are you excited?! It’s the last day before Christmas!’ We’ve still got three days of shows left so I was a bit perplexed as to why this was the first thing Joe said to me when I came into work today. But it did make me think that maybe it would be a good idea to sit down and reflect upon the past year. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Lucy, and I'm the Venue Manager here at Hope Mill Theatre. I first met Will and Joe two years ago when they were both performers still living and working in London. We’re now celebrating our third Christmas together (cute) and they’ve gone from first time Panto producers to owners of their own theatrical empire (well, it’s not quite an empire yet but it will be once they’ve had their way!) Last year, I received an email from Wi

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A Mid-Year Reflection

It’s usually traditional to do a ‘let’s look back at the past year’ blog post on New Year’s morning, when you’re surrounded by the remnants of last night’s party and full of the kind of optimism that only the clock striking midnight on the 31st seems to give you. But we here at Hope Mill Theatre are anything but traditional so we’re throwing convention out the window and doing a reflective blog in August. Wild, we know. Probably one of the biggest things to happen here at the theatre over the past few months was the musical, ‘Parade’ - our first in house production, co-produced with Aria Entertainment and James Baker Productions. We couldn’t have asked for anyone better to produce with; both Katy and James were so supportive throughout the whole process and we’re

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Manchester Welcomes Hope Mill Theatre

Our first ever event was a very special (and somewhat bonkers) private party for a 30th birthday in Oct 2015. We had drag performers, aerial artists, lip-syncing cabaret and performers roaming all over and a very happy birthday girl in the middle! Holding the event on Halloween, the theme was ‘American Horror Story Hotel’, and our venue was turned into twisted playground for freaks and ghouls to frolic in. What a way to start! You can watch the video produced by Andreas Andrews Photography here: Then 2016 started with a BANG! We featured in a wonderful article by the MEN and another in The Stage. Needless to say these very complimentary write-ups brought us lots of great attention and afterwards things got very busy. As a result our 2016 programme is bursting with theatre with a n

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OUR FIRST EVER BLOG POST

We can’t believe it’s been 5months since Hope Mill Theatre opened its doors, it’s just too incredible to believe. Before we moved into our Grade II listed building Hope Mill was a cold, empty warehouse with nothing inside but a bar (and a family of pigeons) and in bad need of TLC.   We came, armed with paint brushes, dusters, screw drivers and ornaments and lovingly transformed the space into a cosy café, bar, fringe theatre and events space. We wanted to create a creatively minded venue for the good people of Manchester and support upcoming artists and theatre makers, and guess what, WE DID IT! But there’s still a long way to go. The time has flown and yet with so many incredible shows, events and weddings already under our belt those first few days seem like a life

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