Colman Getty to handle launch of Canterbury's newly rebuilt Marlowe Theatre

Canterbury City Council has called in Colman Getty to handle PR for the October reopening of the city's newly rebuilt Marlowe Theatre.

Marlowe Theatre: artist's impression
Marlowe Theatre: artist's impression
The old Marlowe Theatre was demolished in 2009 and after its £25m reconstruction will be able to host major touring shows in its new 1,200-seater layout. The project was backed by a mix of public and private funding.

Colman Getty won the project in a competitive pitch. The agency will work with Canterbury City Council and architects Keith Williams Associates on the campaign.

Colman Getty has been tasked with establishing the Marlowe Theatre as a national and international centre, and promoting it as a multi-purpose venue supporting arts in the community.

Dotti Irving, chief executive of Colman Getty, called the project 'a brilliant example of a new approach to funding the arts'.

Celia Glynn-Williams, head of communications at Canterbury City Council, added: ‘The opening of this theatre is terrific news in a difficult time for arts funding across the country and will provide a huge boost to the arts and the communities in Kent and the South East.‘

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