THE curtain came up on the new look Wharf Theatre, Devizes on Friday when a gala evening was held to launch a major revamp.

Deputy Mayor Andy Geddes cut a ribbon to mark the occasion watched by supporters, sponsors, members and friends of the theatre.

Wharf Theatre chairman Sarah Williams said: “The Wharf Theatre has undergone a major refurbishment to the front of house, cloakrooms and green room areas.

.”The refurbishment has built upon the hard work of previous trustees who have made improvements to the infrastructure of the theatre and means the building is now fully modernised providing a warm, welcoming environment to theatre goers, actors, volunteers and the backstage crew.

“After people had a good look round at the hugely improved front-of-house area and toilets, they all attended the first night of Quartet, which they thoroughly enjoyed.”

There have also been improvements to the theatre’s website and Facebook page and Twitter account has been created as part of a rebranding project.

The theatre has also introduced a new on-line booking system TicketSource. But customers who prefer to book their tickets in person can do so by ringing 03336 663 366.

A new logo and typeface now appears on all artwork and is showcased on the theatre’s autumn/winter brochure which is available free of charge from outlets all over town

The Wharf’s Christmas offering this year will be the pantomime Treasure Island. It had been planned to stage Yeomen of the Guard but this has now been swapped for the more traditional festive show complete with pirates and intrigue.

Anyone who wants to get involved either on-stage, back-stage, front of house or as a member of the theatre can get in touch via the website