Worthing Theatres and Museum became an independent charity on 1st November 2019. Over the last two years we have continued to deliver our mission to enable everyone to access arts and heritage by creating shared experiences that entertain, educate and inspire. Bringing you an exceptional programme of events, exhibitions and films, as well as engaging community projects including Worthing Creates, the Digital Open20, Cutting Edge and We Are Worthing outdoor exhibition at the Pavilion Theatre.
CEO Amanda O’Reilly says ‘We want to take a moment to celebrate the work of the last two years and say thank you to our audiences for their continued support. Despite the challenging circumstances we are thrilled that our vision to enrich people’s lives through arts and heritage is still very much on track’.
As always we have endeavoured to ensure that everyone has opportunities to access Arts and Heritage and have been working even closer with our community to develop our programme and produce projects such as Worthing Creates, the Digital Open20 and We Are Worthing Community Heroes exhibition that celebrate our community and everything they do.
Over the last year we have opened our venues at every opportunity afforded by government legislation and have welcomed audiences to see incredible events, exhibitions and films; including Rhum and Clay’s War of the Worlds at the Connaught Theatre, Hercule Van Wolfwinkles Pet Portraits in our Garden Gallery and James Bond in the cinema to name but a few!
This year also saw the return of Spin Out, our annual programme of free outdoor events. Which offered new and existing audiences the chance to engage with exceptional dance and circus pieces; including work from renowned circus company Ockham’s Razor, Aca Theatre, Inverted Theatre and incredible choreographer Joseph Toonga among many others.
While at Worthing Museum the biennial Open exhibition returned in its physical format celebrating an outstanding selection of work from amatuer and professional artists, of all ages, from across Sussex. With 160 pieces across 2 galleries, WTM’s Open21 exhibition runs from Saturday 2 October 2021 – Sunday 30 January 2022.
Looking forward, we have lots of amazing films, exhibitions and events coming up over the next year, and cannot wait to welcome new and existing audiences to enjoy the best of Arts and Culture in the heart of Worthing. We continue to focus on the safety of our audiences and staff. Not only are we following all government guidance, but have gone further introducing additional procedures, such as regular venue cleaning and fogging, staggered start times and the installation of a state of the art ventilation system in the Connaught and Pavilion Theatres.’
As a charity WTM relies on the support of audiences to make our work possible enabling us to continue bringing you an exceptional programme of events, films and exhibitions in the heart of Worthing. You can support WTM today by:
Becoming a Member – By joining as a member you get exclusive access to priority booking, discounts and money can’t buy experiences and are supporting WTM to bring the very best of arts and heritage to Worthing. Find out more about becoming a Member.
Making a donation -Your gift will bring amazing live events, exhibitions, films and so much more to the Worthing community. Help us continue to make memories in Worthing for years to come. Make a donation here.