The Electric Theatre is a
theatrelocated in Guildford, Surrey, England, which has gained a widespread reputation for promotion of the musical arts at all levels from community workshops to concerts by internationally well-known artists [ [http://www.thestage.co.uk The Stage / The website for the entertainment industry / Theatre, performing arts, TV and radio ] ] .
The theatre is housed in a former electricity works which used to provide power to Guildford town centre. The works lay dormant from 1968 until the building’s potential as a theatre was recognised; 1997 saw the opening of The Electric Theatre in the converted premises.
The Theatre is funded and managed by Guildford Borough Council using professional staff with physical and financial support from volunteers. The Electric Theatre has become a major regional attraction [ [http://www.ukattraction.com/south-east-england/the-electric-theatre.htm The Electric Theatre, Guildford - South East England - UK Attraction ] ] , hosting a youth theatre and festivals such as the Guildford Book Festival and the International Music Festival which alternates years with the Guildford Spring Music Festival.
In 2008 a Family Festival in conjunction with the
Prince of Wales' "Prince's Foundation for Children and the Arts" is taking place. The annual Film Festivals show a variety of classic, art house and world cinema. [http://www.guildford.gov.uk/GuildfordWeb/Leisure/ElectricTheatre/10thBirthdayCelebrations/ Guildford Borough Council website]
Additionally, The Electric Theatre has hosted numerous concerts by Folk and acoustic musical acts including the late
Eric Rochewho recorded a live DVD here. ["Eric Roche in concert at The Electric Theatre" Acoustic Masters AMDVD003 PAL or NTSC DVD-R] These concerts continue under the "Electric Voices" brand and include world-renowned acts such as Dick Gaughan, the Copper Family, Ashley Hutchings, Bill Caddick, Coope Boyes and Simpsonand many other leading musicians in this field.
* [http://www.guildford.gov.uk/GuildfordWeb/Leisure/ElectricTheatre/ Official Website]
* [http://homepage.ntlworld.com/borodance/evhome.htm Electric Voices]
* [http://www.gsmf.co.uk/index.html Guildford Spring Music Festival]
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