Fisher German is excited to present the Citadel Arts Centre in St Helens, a former arts venue on Merseyside which hosted music, comedy and theatre. The four-storey building features an auditorium, rehearsal spaces, offices, meeting rooms and a bar – and has been put on the market for £325,000.
The seller, The Rainford Trust, would like the building to be used for the benefit of the town’s community. Simon Geary, associate director at Fisher German, said: “This is a great opportunity for a forward-thinking buyer to acquire a building steeped in history and to continue to use it for the good of St Helens. The Citadel Arts Centre has been a focal point for music, comedy and theatre since the 1860s, and The Rainford Trust would ideally like this to carry on once it has been sold. We anticipate a lot of interest, so we would encourage any buyers to get in touch as soon as they can.”
The Rainford Trust was set up by the Pilkington family, the former owners of Pilkington Glass, to give grants to various charitable projects in the region. The Citadel was founded as the Theatre Royal in 1861 before being sold to the Salvation Army in 1889. The Rainford Trust then bought the building in 1986, turning it back into a performing arts centre and changing its name to The Citadel Arts Centre in 1988. Comedian Johnny Vegas, a St Helens native, became patron of the centre in 2003 to coincide with the centre’s 15th anniversary. The building has 8,205 sq ft of floor space, and is very well-located on Waterloo Street in the centre of St Helens.
If you’re interested in finding out more about the Citadel Arts Centre, or are looking for alternative premises in the North West region, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our commercial or residential agents
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