DATA has been lobbying Derby City Council for information and action on the re- opening of the Guildhall Theatre ever since its closure for repairs in January 2019. Prior to that date, the Guildhall had been used by many amateur groups for their productions. We have been informed that the Council want to take a holistic view of how a refurbished Guildhall could/should fit into the cultural offer of the Market Place area. One senior councillor told us that the reopening was unlikely before 2025.
In the meantime, amateur groups who previously used the Guildhall have either found alternative venues or, sadly, ceased operating. DATA would like to press the Council more vigorously for information but, before we do, we need to know the extent of the interest in hiring the Guildhall when it reopens. We would therefore be grateful if you would anonymously complete this very short questionnaire . We are not asking for a firm commitment, just an indication of your thinking.