Despite the challenges of the past 18 months and delays caused by the COVID-19 outbreak – we have finally begun construction work on our exciting multi-million pound expansion project to become a four screen cinema, complete with a new art gallery, a fabulous roof terrace, and more spaces for making and learning. It’s all part of our ambition to make inspiring film and art available to all.
Construction started on 13.9.21 and will last for around 12-15 months, with the venue remaining open to the public for much of the build.
Phase 1 will see the creation of a dedicated digital learning suite, which will be opened in early 2022; the new cinema screens, art gallery, Café Bar and roof terrace will be unveiled in early 2023.
Though building will is now under way, we still have a remaining fundraising target of £210k to support the fit-out and user experience aspects of the project. So far over 200 individuals and small businesses in Leicester and Leicestershire have generously donated to the Phoenix 2020: Be Part of It campaign, but we’re still actively seeking donations and sponsorship to reach this target.
Find out more about Phoenix 2020 below and how you can help.