Major boost to creative industries

The new Performance Hub will act as a creative focal point for the cultural regeneration in Walsall and the wider region.

The creative industries currently contribute 8% of GDP to the UK economy, and this figure is predicted to rise to 20% by 2012. The multi million pound performing arts centre, taking shape on the University of Wolverhampton’s Walsall Campus, will provide state-of-the-art facilities – making Walsall a destination of choice for those seeking opportunity and excellence in the performing arts.

The centre will provide state-of-the-art teaching and performance space for dance, drama and music students. It will incorporate a black box performance space with flexible seating, capable of hosting small-scale student, community and professional performances. This offers the opportunity to create and deliver courses in tune with the Creative Industries Agenda – enriching the cultural experience for future students and the wider community.