Despite the challenges of the past 18 months and delays caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, we have 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 in mid-September 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 work is 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.