There will be four making tables in our Costume Workshop, allowing us to make more of our own costumes on-site.

Saving the Company as much as £100,000 each year, we will reinvest this in the quality of our costumes and a new training and apprenticeship programme for new makers.

Our work is very varied – one day we can be working on refurbishing a 40-year-old costume, the next dying and cutting fabric for a newly commissioned piece. We need a space that will give us the time and energy to think creatively and bring the designs to life.”