Theatre Alterations Gainsborough Old Nick Theatre

A feasibility study to investigate potential reuse/redevelopment options for the grade 2 listed former police station and magistrates court in Gainsborough. Consultations were held with community, local government and potential funding/user groups in developing the options. Options were drawn from conversion of the existing ground floor for theatre, bistro and multi-purpose workshop use, as well as retaining the original cells for heritage tours etc. Disabled access alterations and re-working of the auditorium and back-stage facilities provide flexible and accessible spaces suitable for a range of theatre, conference and internet broadcasting uses.

The yard and outbuildings to the rear of the site are used for a business incubator facility, with individual studio/offices and communal reception, meeting, and informal break-out spaces.