The project develops


In our last blog we showed you behind the scenes of what the building looked like before the construction team started on site.

Now we invite you to have a look through our development album which will be updated as the buidling work progresses. There are some interesting finds as well as some areas which you might not even recognise!

Click on the photo below which will take you to our flickr album.



The Assems behind the scenes - Pre-construction phase


Take a look around behind the scenes of Tamworth Assembly Rooms before it was handed over to start it's big makeover.

This video will take you on a journey from the foyer, along the corridor to the auditorium and even backstage to areas which you may have never seen before!

Keep following the blog as we will be sharing the journey with you as the development continues...



Latest pictures reveal progress on Tamworth Assembly Rooms refurbishment project

Work to transform Tamworth Assembly Rooms into a modern theatre fit for 21st century audiences is progressing well as the historic building’s interior is cleared to make way for a new design and layout.

Many noticeable changes have taken place since the official appointment of principle contractors Novus Property Solutions at the end of last year, who have been busy removing all fixtures and fittings inside the Corporation Street venue.

The Bar area.


The Beatles 55 year anniversary

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February 1st 1963. 55 years ago The Beatles played Tamworth Assembly Rooms

As work progresses on the redevelopment and the next phase of Tamworth Assembly Rooms future, we take the time to reflect on one of the venues most celebrated past memories, the night of February 1st 1963 when The Beatles played the historic venue.


Construction phase to begin on iconic Tamworth Assembly Rooms refurbishment project

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A multi-million pound project to transform Tamworth Assembly Rooms into a modern theatre fit for 21st century audiences is about to get underway in earnest, with construction work due to start in the next few weeks.

Although much work has been carried out internally to survey and prepare the Grade II listed building for its £4.8m makeover, the construction phase of the project can now finally begin.

Interesting Finds


There are always stories steeped in mystery and legend when it comes to places which have stood for over 100 years. It goes without saying that if the walls of Tamworth Assembly Rooms could speak; they would have a tale or two to tell. One such tale from 1963, when The Beatles were in town legend has it that they signed a wall somewhere backstage. These writings on the wall are yet to surface and for the time being remain shrouded in mystery as the search continues...


Tears shed and flags waved during special fundraising concert


Tears were shed and flags waved as hundreds of people enjoyed an evening of remembrance which saw Tamworth’s choirs coming together to perform under one magnificent roof in the first instalment of a new two-year arts project.

Organised by Tamworth Borough Council’s Arts and Events team, We Will Remember saw 200 choir members performing in St Editha’s Church alongside talented young singer Matilda Pratt and Staffordshire’s first ever Poet Laureate Mal Dewhirst.