IMG_1844 Guild Hall Youth Theatre at Lancs Archives

The ambitious ‘Preston 2112′ project will be Guild Hall Youth Theatre’s biggest production to date and includes several performances presented in local areas across the city.

Using genuine moments of Preston’s heritage, this exciting set of new theatre commissions attempts to reconnect us with our past and presents a possible vision for our future, looking one hundred years from now toward Preston 2112. Working in partnership with the Lancashire Archives and the Harris Museum, members of GHYT undertook six months of research and investigation into past Preston Guilds and from this research developed a series of theatrical installations and a major new production. We hope the project will allow other young people the opportunity to learn about Preston’s wonderful and diverse heritage.

‘Preston 2112′ is entirely created and performed by children and young people aged 6 – 18 years old and is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Young Roots programme, Preston Guild 2012 and Lancashire County Council.

We would like to thank our primary sponsor Mark Oughton of Burnt World and all our supporters including John Frewin, Phil Eke of Mail Boxes Etc in Preston, Lancashire Archives, the Harris Museum and Museum of Lancashire for all of the time and support they gave to the project.

Thanks also to Wooden Spoons theatre company, OffOffOffBroadway and Bordello Theatre for their creative input and support.