The privately owned International Centre, Telford, has invested £395,000 in a new auditorium.
The new tiered theatre has been installed in one of the largest event suites at The International Centre and has the capacity to host up to 1,450 delegates.
The auditorium seating unit is retractable, enabling complete flexibility for a variety of event formats including the option to have a ready-to-go auditorium and the potential to convert day theatre space to an evening cabaret gala dinner.
The new auditorium will also have built-in audio visual production systems, a high-definition projector, advanced full line array sound system and LED lighting with control desks.
Tom Gray, chief executive of TIC says: “Our aim at The International Centre has always been to keep our space simple so it can flex to meet the needs and imagination of event organisers.
“However, for our association and corporate markets we saw the potential to further enhance our Ironbridge Suite to offer comprehensive plenary packages to include production as well as a, ‘click and play’ option for quick turnaround events; those which require minimal rehearsal. Our business purpose with this development is, not only to yield the space well, but also to enhance the number of event options the suite can offer.”
Sammy Williams, relationship and business Mmanager for UK Stroke Forum adds: “We are looking forward to hosting our 2018 and 2019 events at The International Centre, Telford. The new auditorium is a fantastic addition to the venue and this, alongside the existing facilities, offers the flexibility we need to deliver our main plenary sessions along with multiple seminars and training workshops.”
The Ironbridge Suite Auditorium will be open for full use from December 2016.