|About||Theatre Place is a facility available for the presentation of plays, concerts, films ect.|
Theatre Place is registered with The Companies Office of Jamaica. It is operated by Derrick “Pablo” Hoilett, a veteran theatre and television practitioner. The operation of Theatre Place has been authorized by The National Environment and Planning Agency. The theatre is located at 8 Haining Road, New Kingston. Theatre Place is constructed in a warehouse made of concrete and steel. The warehouse was extensively renovated and made sound proof adequate for the purpose for which it is used.
Theatre Place has a seating capacity of 300 and offers a comfortable fully air conditioned auditorium with wheelchair access for users of wheelchairs. The seats are the spring powered flip-up customized type normally used in cinemas and are arranged to give a panoramic view of the spacious 41’ x 23’ stage. Amenities include male and female restrooms, a foyer and ticket office, refreshment area, backstage dressing rooms with toilet and shower.
The plays put on at Theatre Place are at the higher end of the theatre fare in Jamaica. The works of our distinguished practitioners; Trevor Rhone, Debra Earhart, Gloria Lannaman, David Heron, Basil Dawkins, Oliver Samuels, Dahlia Harris, The Area Youth Foundation to name a few, have been staged there. Theatre Place has staged fund-raisers for the charitable endeavors of The Press Association of Jamaica, various Lions, Kiwanis and other social clubs, churches, lodges, The University Hospital and Parent–teachers Associations of various schools. Use of the facility has also been made by The National Health Fund and The Jamaica Observer. The list of sponsors of various events at Theatre Place include: The Chase Fund, The RJR Group, CVM and The Gleaner. Patrons of some of the events held include former Prime Minister P. J. Patterson, Mrs. Lorna Golding, various Government representatives at Ministerial and other levels, numerous corporate leaders and embassy officials.
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