St Ives Theatre Regeneration

Led by Kidz R Us, the refurbishment and upgrade of the existing theatre will provide an extended auditorium and new cafe / bar and reception area to support the future sustainability of the theatre.

As well as saving a historic building, the project will help to develop the existing theatre into a leading tourist attraction for the town, lengthening the season with more performances, daytime workshops and outreach programmes for schools.

It will also provide a facility for touring theatrical companies; improve the visitor experience and support the further expansion of theatre opportunities for local children and young people.

This will help to provide more permanent jobs and support the charity in its aims of introducing young performers and young audiences to the performing arts.


The  building has been handed over to contractors, with work now well underway on the refurbishment project.  

The work is due to be completed next year, with the first production in the theatre due to take place at Easter. 

The company celebrated its 30th anniversary with a production of Joseph and the Technicoloured Dreamcoat at the Minack in May 2024. Not only did this showcase the wonderful young people who are part of Kidz R Us today but also some of past members who returned for the anniversary.