The Royal Porcelain Works 

A home for the arts in the heart of Worcester

The Royal Porcelain works, originally founded by Robert Chamberlain in Severn Street, is being redeveloped by the Bransford Trust to create a new centre for the arts in Worcester - featuring the Henry Sandon Hall. The 1852 showroom is at the heart of the development, refurbished to become a 140 seat capacity venue, equipped with the latest audio visual technology; operated and programmed by Worcester Live - alongside the historic Swan Theatre and Huntingdon Hall. The Henry Sandon Hall, modern ancillary spaces and newly developed courtyard will host an eclectic mix of events; including theatre, cinema, talks, antiques fairs, farmers markets and art exhibitions.

The Bransford Trust is a long standing supporter of the arts in Worcestershire. With the creation of the Henry Sandon Hall, the Trust will provide a flexible facility in the heart of the city to encourage increased participation in the arts - via engagement of the local community and the encouragement of tourism. In addition to creating an exciting new future for this celebrated location - so important to the region’s cultural identity - the re-development initiative seeks to raise the profile of the fantastic level of artistry and craftsmanship that exists locally, helping ensure these skills remain relevant to future generations and that traditions for which the city of Worcester is renowned live on.

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