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Mill Theatre

Photograph of Mill TheatreThe Thurso Players were gifted part of the old Thurso water mill by Lord Thurso in 1960 and used the premises as it was until 1980. The Players then embarked on a project to restore a long-derelict part of the building alongside the used part and turn the whole into a small theatre. The Mill Theatre was re-opened in October 1988 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. In 2010 the theatre was extensively extended and refurbished after the club was awarded a grant by the National Lottery Fund.

The management, running, cleaning and maintenance of the theatre is all done voluntarily by members of the club.

The Theatre
There are 88 tip-up seats which for proscenium performance are raked. There is a ramp allowing wheelchair access. Refreshments are served in the lounge, where there is a small space available for sales.

Technical Facilities
Access is via a fire door with six steps or ramp approach. The theatre has an internal phone system which can relay to all areas. There is also a video and sound relay system. Black velour drapes are available (for stage sides and rear).

The proscenium stage is 6.1 by 4.9m, or arena 3.7 by 7.9m. Proscenium opening is 6.1 by 4.3m. The floor is painted plywood which has been found suitable for dance. The rear wall can be used as a cyclorama, and there is back-stage crossover.

There is access via back-stage doors to dressing room with hot and cold water. Iron and board are available. Yamaha Clavinova is also available. Refreshments can be provided for visiting companies on request. Volunteers are available on call.

01847 892019


Postal Address
Mill Theatre
Milbank Road
KW14 8PS

B Bradstreet
12 Brabster Street
KW14 7AP

News for Mill Theatre

Shooting Clerks - Postponed Until Saturday 10th March, ThursoThumbnail for article : Shooting Clerks  - Postponed Until Saturday 10th March, Thurso
Thurso Players.   One of our ex members - Brett Murray is returning to the Mill Theatre with his film showing.  
Descent - A New Play At Mill Theatre, ThursoThumbnail for article : Descent - A New Play At Mill Theatre, Thurso
Friday 12th May - 7.30pm.   See poster for details A play about love.  
Zombie Prom The Musical by Thurso PlayersThumbnail for article : Zombie Prom The Musical by Thurso Players
Mill Theatre, Thurso Wednesday 21st - Saturday 24th 2016 Act I Zombie Prom opens at Enrico Fermi High School.  The students go through their daily routine ("Enrico Fermi High") and the audience meets Jonny, a rebel who spells his name without the traditional 'H.' We also meet the good-girl heroine, Toffee, and Miss Strict, the principal of Enrico Fermi High School.  
The Moonlit Road And Other Ghostly TalesThumbnail for article : The Moonlit Road And Other Ghostly Tales
Mill Theatre, Thurso Friday 29th May 2015 - 7.30pm.   Inspired by Ambrose Bierce, Edgar Allan Poe, M.R.  
Edinburgh Festival Hit Comes to the Mill TheatreThumbnail for article : Edinburgh Festival Hit Comes to the Mill Theatre
Waves tells the story of the unofficial history of the invention of the Butterfly stroke.  It is a solo theatre work written and performed by Alice Mary Cooper.  
Head In The Clouds - Fun for Small ChildrenThumbnail for article : Head In The Clouds - Fun for Small Children
Head In The Clouds.  Designed fro 0 - 4 year olds and their families.  
Do you enjoy a good thriller? - Then Head For Mill Theatre 14th MayThumbnail for article : Do you enjoy a good thriller? - Then Head For Mill Theatre 14th May
Do you enjoy a good thriller? Are you a fan of those Nordic Noir Books, such as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, or TV Series such as the Killing? Do you like good comedy? Do you enjoy a good night out? Do you enjoy a night at the Theatre? If you have answered yes to one, several, or all of the above, please come and see Inspector Norse at the Mill Theatre Thurso on Wednesday 14th May.   Tickets are available priced £8, £6 Concession, from Caithness Horizons.  
The Witches by Roald DahlThumbnail for article : The Witches by Roald Dahl
Thurso Players present "The Witches" by Roald Dhal.   At Thurso High School Friday 13th at 7.30pm and Saturday 14th September 2.00pm and 7.30pm.  
Mill Theatre, Thurso - receives 5,000 towards its 'Roof Repair'
THIRD ROUND OF SMALL GRANTS ANNOUNCED BY THE THEATRES TRUST The Theatres Trust is pleased to announce its third round of small capital grants to theatres across the nation, including one of the smallest theatres in the UK - the Tom Thumb Theatre in Margate - and the most northerly theatre in the mainland - the Mill Theatre in Thurso.   This current round of grants provides assistance to five local and community-based theatres across the UK.  
Out Of Sight Out Of MurderThumbnail for article : Out Of Sight Out Of Murder
Thurso Players present Out Of Sight Out Of Murder at the Mill Theatre.   21st, 22nd, 23rd March.  

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