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On 8th November 2004, Next Stage Theatre Company took possession of the ‘People’s Mission’ in Corn Street, Bath and soon transformed this derelict chapel into The Mission Theatre, adding an intimate, attractive and versatile performing space to the city’s rich cultural heritage.

The building is a 200 year-old Grade II listed structure originally built as a place of worship, but it ceased to be a working church in 1998. It is now owned by the Bath & North East Somerset Council, who have granted Next Stage Theatre Company a lease to occupy and use the building as a theatre, arts centre and multi-purpose facility for community activities.

After an extensive programme of renovation, the building now houses a 150-seater auditorium downstairs and a smaller 50-seater performing space upstairs with a fully licensed bar. Also included is full disabled access to the Main Auditorium complete with toilet facilities.

The Mission Theatre is now a vibrant and busy venue for all manner of events such as plays, concerts, festivals, dance, workshops, educational initiatives, live music and film shows.