Here at Number 8 we are determined to see the centre’s success continue and are always looking at ways to improve the experience of customers. To this end we are investing in Number 8’s future this summer by undertaking a significant refurbishment of the Foyer including the Box Office and Coffee Bar.
The improved space will enable us to showcase more local talent and develop a whole new strand of events including small-scale performances. The aim is to create a venue in its own right, a place where you want to come for a relaxing drink whether you are going to see an event in the auditorium or not.
To transform this space we will:
- relocate the staircase to open up the whole area
- re-site the Coffee Bar/Bar and the Box Office to make them more user-friendly for customers and volunteers
- increase the number and comfort of the seats
- re-design the lighting to create different moods for daytime and evening
- create space for small scale performances, such as music, drama, poetry and comedy nights
Play Your Part
Whilst we shall partly fund this work from our reserves and the After 8 charity shop we are seeking donations to help us. If you are able to make a donation, small or large, this will be greatly appreciated. Donations may be made at Box Office or the After 8 charity shop, by sending a cheque made payable to Number 8 or you can donate online
Whilst this work will be partly funded from our reserves and the Just After 8 Charity Shop, we are seeking donations to help us. If you are able to make a donation, large or small, it will be greatly appreciated. Anything you can contribute will bring us a step closer to achieving our goal!
Please donate now online at or make a donation at Box Office (cheques should be made payable to Number 8).
Thank you for your support!
Coffee Bar & Exhibition Space Closure
The redevelopment work will be taking place from Monday 24 July through until mid-September. During this time our Coffee Bar and Exhibition space will be closed and the Box Office will be temporarily relocated to The Courtyard Room which is accessed from the rear of the building (through the archway on Broad Street at the side of Just After 8).
Our programme of films and events will not be disrupted – it will be ‘business as usual’ in the Auditorium with access through the rear entrance. There will only be one week, Monday 31 July to Saturday 5 August, when we will be totally closed for annual maintenance.
During the redevelopment a limited range of refreshments will be on sale prior to events but customer seating will be somewhat reduced, so come early for your drinks!
We ask you to bear with us during these temporary arrangements and look forward to welcoming you to the new and improved foyer space this autumn.