The Old Court reopens after facelift

Published: Thursday, 15th March 2018

An arts venue in the heart of Windsor has reopened following a major refurbishment.

An arts venue in the heart of Windsor has reopened following a major refurbishment.

Facilities at the Old Court were refreshed as emergency maintenance and other improvements were carried out.

Cllr Samantha Rayner, cabinet member for culture and communities, said: “The Old Court is part of the heritage of the town and it’s important we maintain it for future generations.

“This project saw facilities at the main cultural centre in Windsor refreshed and essential emergency maintenance carried out.

“Martin Denny, his team and the Windsor and Eton Brewery have done an excellent job since they took over the management of the venue and I look forward to enjoying the wide variety of performances they have lined up.

“The Old Court is an outstanding venue and I’m glad the council-funded refurbishment will help keep this treasured facility running.”

During the refurbishment performances were helped to find an alternative venue.

The Royal Borough covered the cost of the emergency works which saw lighting replaced throughout the building as well as changes to flooring, stairs, walls and toilets.

The Old Court reopened on Thursday 8 March ahead of the Windsor Festival.

The performance space on St Leonard’s Road, Windsor, hosts a broad range of artistic and community events.

Martin Denny, director of the venue, said: “We are very excited to return to the refurbished Old Court, and to have restarted our programme of events.

“The work which has taken place in two months has been enormous, and while most of it will be unseen there are significant changes to flooring, stairs, toilets and walls which will make the building even more welcoming.

“The effort of the Royal Borough and the contractors has been tremendous and we are looking forward to doing justice to their work.

“I’m delighted to be back in the venue and working alongside the Windsor and Eton Brewery who return to run the bar.”

Will Calvert, one of the founders of the Windsor and Eton Brewery, said: “I’m delighted to be back in the Old Court and able to serve our distinctive range of beers in one of the town’s most memorable venues.

“The Old Court is a fantastic place people will be enjoying for years to come.”

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