It is with a heavy heart that we have learned of the passing of our good friend Kay Mellor. Leeds born and bred, Kay was a pioneer of northern drama and real-life stories, going where no other female writer, director, or actor had gone before. We’re deeply proud and humbled to have been chosen as the home venue for her two stage premieres, Fat Friends The Musical (2017) and Band of Gold (2019) – both of which were huge success stories, as was everything that Kay turned her hand to. The hearts and thoughts of our theatre family are with her family, who we are also blessed to call friends of our theatres.

The outside of Hyde Park Picture House

Treasure Trash

As many of you will be aware, our very own Hyde Park Picture House is currently undergoing some exciting development work courtesy of the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

All we expected to find when tearing back the carpets was a few pence and some out-of-date popcorn! However, we’ve been blessed with some far more interesting discoveries…

Written by Ben Palmer.

These are just some of our findings as redevelopment work continues at our beloved Picture House. To keep up to date with our latest discoveries, follow Hyde Park Picture House on InstagramTwitter, or Facebook.