The Monmouth Savoy is a listed building that has been a centre of community life and entertainment since 1850. Initially it was known as the Theatre Royal and staged touring variety shows as well as plays. In the years since, the theatre has gone through several incarnations, becoming a skating rink, bingo hall, cinema and magic lantern theatre. It has also spent many years in darkness
The Savoy building of today opened on March 5th, 1928 and contains all the lavish decorative characteristics of a fine city centre theatre, with elaborate plasterwork, gilded decoration, comfortable seating with excellent legroom, and great sightlines from both the stalls and the balcony. It also has outstanding stage acoustics.
In today’s commercial climate all theatres have a hard time surviving. In the summer of 2008 the Savoy had reached a stage where it seemed it would have to close again due to financial pressures.
The Savoy is one of the few traditional theatres still operating in this part of the country. It helps to make Monmouth unique and will only remain open with your support.