National Theatre of Scotland receive funding for permanent headquarters
- Anna Millar
- 14 January 2013
£2m towards Glasgow administrative base in line with organisation's ‘theatre without walls’ pholosophy
Having launched in 2006 as a ‘theatre without walls’, the National Theatre of Scotland is set to have its own permanent administrative headquarters in Glasgow. The move follows a £2m cash injection from the Scottish Government.
Although the NTS will still stick to its nomadic roots in terms of where they present their works, a former warehouse in the Speirs Locks area of Glasgow will house an office, rehearsal space and storage facilities, following a refurbishment supported by the Glasgow Canal Regeneration Partnership.
Culture secretary Fiona Hyslop said: ‘This proposed development will enable greater opportunities for collaboration across the organisation, as well as providing better creative and community facilities.’
Richard Finlay, chairman of the NTS added: ‘From original small headquarters in Glasgow's Easterhouse and the city centre, to our current collection of offices, rehearsal spaces and stores, the consolidation of these functions, under one roof, offers us a wonderful opportunity without compromising our 'theatre without walls' philosophy.’
Hyslop also announced a £2m allocation for the maintenance and refurbishment of the National Museum of Scotland’s estate.