We are but players on a stage it has been said. It’s strange how the word ‘but’ is used here. Lesson: remember that a lot of the language we used is expression-based and falls under the evil spell of cliche very easily.
There is a need in Dumfries and Galloway, and Dumfries in particular, for the development of a quality theatre.
A venue that can reach out to the local community and encourage participation with the performing arts as a way point for the talented children of the area, and a theatre performance area that can attract shows to the region during the Arts Festival and throughout the year.
The current venue is that closest fits this bill is the ageing Theatre Royal. We are now in a period of consultation on how best to deliver this, whether by building a new venue or by overhauling the existing theatre. Either way funding will have to be secured.
Callisti supports the performing arts and original artists.