Cast has been a long held ambition of the borough and is the cultural anchor of Doncaster’s landmark Civic and Cultural Quarter.
In becoming a vibrant town centre meeting place, it will provide a catalyst for the redevelopment of the Waterdale area in much the same way as the Dome became the catalyst for the regeneration of the Lakeside area. It will be a key driver for the creative industries and evening economy and by adding to the town's growing portfolio of visitor attractions people will have even more reasons to visit and enjoy what Doncaster has to offer. This will be a welcome boost to the local economy.
Cast has been developed in partnership with Doncaster College, the Doncaster voluntary arts sector and Arts Council England.
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Why is it called Cast?
It’s the middle 4 letters in ‘Doncaster’
It references theatre (a cast of actors)
It references Doncaster’s industrial heritage
It references the coming together of people – the success of the venue depends on people wanting to play their part; to be part of the cast
It enables wordplay: Join our cast, At the heart of Doncaster, A Cast of thousands etc.
It's specific to the town
It’s something different – it will get people talking and encourage opinions
The venue includes:
A main auditorium with a 600 plus capacity ideal for high level theatre and music
A 200 seat/400 standing barn style performing space designed for the ultimate in flexibility
A good sized modern, dance studio
A drama studio
Rehearsal, workshop and teaching spaces, which can also be used as meeting rooms
A main foyer area
A café and bar