A MUCH-loved arts centre in Falmouth has launched a Crowdfunder campaign in order to help it fund vital repairs and re-open fully.

The Poly, is launching Save Our Stage (SOS), a Crowdfunder campaign to raise the money needed to fully reopen its theatre for the community.

It’s hoped the campaign will raise £15,000 to complete vital repairs to this area of the Grade II listed building.

During its Covid-enforced closure, some much-needed renovation works took place, including removing and safely disposing of asbestos materials recently identified in the backstage area of the theatre.

While much of this work was funded through Poly reserves and assets, the venue needs support to complete the restoration of the area behind the scenes, including the changing rooms.

These include replacing curtains, ropes and fixings, repairing walls where asbestos boards have been removed, re-installing sound and lighting equipment and upgrading necessary electrical systems in the theatre.

Unfortunately, the theatre is unable to reopen for full stage performances until this important work is completed.

To achieve these goals, the venue is hoping to raise the required funds from its friends, supporters, associate artists and customers.

You can donate to the crowdfunder campaign by clicking here.

The Packet sat down with The Poly's manager, Ed Cartwright to find out more about the Crowdfunder.

Ginny Button, The Poly’s Chair said: "The Poly is very much about bringing families and our community together, with an emphasis on growing local talent.

"Our theatre allows us to fulfil our commitment to nurture performance skills within our community.

"Many of our children and young people have possibly made their first appearance on stage at The Poly, allowing them to build their skills and confidence, with the support of a warm and receptive local audience cheering them on.

"We very much want to see our theatre space back open for the community as soon as possible and all donations, however big or small, will help us complete the much-needed work."

Ed Cartwright, The Poly’s Manager said: "The Poly's theatre has a vital role to play in reinvigorating the high street, bringing people into the town during the evenings and encouraging important secondary spend in the cafes, bars and restaurants nearby.

"It's important for the community and the town that it re-opens as soon as possible so any donations, whatever size, would be fantastic."