St George's Theater

This Grade I listed chapel, which was completed in 1714 by the Corporation of Great Yarmouth, was made redundant in 1971, and was officially closed in 2006 due to significant structural problems.

The repairs and transformation into an arts centre and theatre by architect Sir Micheal Hopkins was the flagship in a multi-million pound conservation-led regeneration scheme. The Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust and the Borough Conservation team played a key role in the repair by providing technical advice and supervision, as well as helping to secure the funding.

During the works, historic paint, which was of national significance, was discovered. The Preservation Trust managed over this particular conservation work, as well as contributed towards the cost of it.

Thanks to the repairs to the chapel, the building was removed from the buildings at risk register.

The total cost was £3.8 million provided by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Townscape Heritage Initiative, English Heritage, East of England Development Agency, CABE, Great Yarmouth Borough Council, Norfolk County Council and the Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust.