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New Dumfries theatre space is Big Burns Supper legacy

theatre Image copyright Electric Theatre Workshop

Plans for a new theatre and performance venue have been unveiled in Dumfries.

Studio 1 will hold audiences of up to 100, as well as having a rehearsal space.

It will be used initially as a venue for shows and events during the Big Burns Supper festival at the end of January.

Festival organisers, the Electric Theatre Workshop, said it will then be made available to the community as a legacy of the 2015 event.

The theatre space will be created from part of the ground floor of the Munches Street building, which is used as the festival's base.

Graham Main, director of the theatre group and artistic director of the Big Burns Supper, said: "We needed an extra venue for Big Burns Supper events and it made sense for it to be something that could benefit the community all year round.

"It'll be great for Dumfries to have a brand new space for shows and events right in the heart of the town."

He hopes to organise a year-round programme of events in the space, as well as opening it up for other groups to use.

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