The Hermitage Site ... a thumbnail history
The main Hermitage building became a listed building on 21st October 1958. The building was constructed in the early 18th century and was known from the outset as "The Hermitage - Roman Road House". It later became part of Brentwood School and later still became an Essex County Council Education Centre. ... More content to follow ...
The Hermit Studio
The building which now houses the Hermit Studio was built in ... potted history to follow ...
Brentwood Theatre – the community theatre for Brentwood, Havering and beyond – opened in December 1993 following fifteen years of campaigning and fundraising by a dedicated core of theatre followers who collectively realised that Brentwood was the largest town in England without a dedicated theatre space.
Brentwood Theatre aims to provide the people of Brentwood and the surrounding areas with a vibrant, artistically challenging community theatre offering a wide-ranging programme in the performing arts.
The theatre now regularly sees over 17,500 visitors every year, coming along to see a wide variety of productions. Most of the shows are performed by non-professional (‘amateur’) companies who rehearse in local halls, arrange costumes, build scenery etc etc and bring in their finished production to us for local entertainment. Over forty groups regularly use Brentwood Theatre for their shows, and many of them now consider the theatre their ‘home’.
The Theatre’s diary of events is constantly changing, please call 01277 200305 or click on www.brentwood-theatre.org for more details