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Churchill Theatre joins HQ Theatres and Hospitality and starts ‘an exciting chapter’

PUBLISHED: 09:58 05 April 2016 | UPDATED: 09:58 05 April 2016

Chris Glover (second left) will be the theatre director

Chris Glover (second left) will be the theatre director

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They joined HQT&H this week.

The Churchill Theatre in Bromley joined the HQ Theatres and Hospitality (HQT&H) group of regional theatres this week.

Those behind the running of the theatre say that this marks ‘an exciting chapter in its 39-year history’.

The venue is situated on the High Street and it was opened by the Prince of Wales in 1977.

HQT&H is a leading operator of a number of theatres, restaurants, rooms and cultural venues.

The Churchill Theatre will be operated under the stewardship of theatre director Chris Glover and a local management team.

Mr Glover joined HQT&H in 2012 as the theatre director of Dartford’s Orchard Theatre.

A number of popular musicals, dramas, comedies, dance and family shows are now scheduled to take place at the venue over the course of the year.

A pantomime will also be taking place at the end of the year, which will be produced by HQT&H’s sister company - Qdos Entertainment.

Theatre director Mr Glover is positive about the new plans that are in store for the theatre.

He said: “This is a hugely exciting time for the Churchill Theatre, its audiences and the local community.

“As well as revitalising the front of house areas to enhance the customer experience we plan to restore the Churchill Theatre’s past reputation as the starting point for UK tours, enabling local audiences to see productions first.

“Strengthened relationships with local community and amateur groups will ensure that the Churchill remains the focal point of arts development in the Bromley area and beyond,” he added.

Julian Russell, chief executive of HQT&H agreed.

“HQT&H has a proven track record of successfully managing and operating theatres and other cultural venues, delivering first-class hospitality and customer service alongside unmissable live entertainment,” he said.

“We are delighted to welcome the Churchill Theatre to the HQT&H family,” he added.

The future is very bright for this fantastic venue and we look forward to welcoming both existing and new audiences through the doors.”

To find out more about upcoming shows which are taking place at the theatre you can visit www.churchilltheatre.co.uk.

Alternatively you can call the ticket office on 0203 285 6000.

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