Rejuvenate The Dome

by thedomegrandcentral in Renshaw Street

Not quite
Unfortunately this project was not successful.

This project is intended to breathe new life into a 110 year old event space in Liverpool City Centre.

by thedomegrandcentral in Renshaw Street

Hello Crowd funders

"We are Jenny and Sean owners of the dome we started in 2011 on a mission to create a venue that's a more accessible platform for up and coming artists, theatre, live music and numerous community based projects.

We need your help We need your support no matter how little it all counts."

The Dome at Grand Central Hall is an 1175 capacity theatre, music and live event venue in the heart of Liverpool's historic city centre. The Dome is the centre-piece of the iconic Grand Central Hall, a former Wesleyan Mission Central hall. Built in 1905, the building has had many uses, including use as a cinema and retail premises. In the mid-1930s it was the home of the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra during the period of the Philharmonic Hall's renovation.

In October 2011, an event space, christened The Dome, opened in the heart of the building and in the last 3 and a half years has proved a popular venue for all kinds of acts and performances. Run by partners Jennifer and Sean, The Dome has hosted everything from live music events, like Britain's Got Talent favourites Bars & Melody, to theatre shows like the hugely popular "Mam, I'm Here". It is also the residence of popular UK wrestling promoters Infinite Promotions. 

The Dome has proved a successful venture since its opening, but it could be so much more. The age of the venue and its varied level of use over the last century means that a lot of work is required to get it to it's potential best. Disused rooms are in need of renovation, the electrics and plumbing need an overhaul and the scale and acoustics of the building mean that the sound equipment and heating need addressing. Jenny and Sean have the passion to get The Dome to where it needs to be but the scale of renovation, they fear, is beyond their financial capabilities. With two young children to support alongside the expense of the day to day cost of living, there's no way they can do it alone.

That's where you come in. 

Liverpool has always been a hotbed for live entertainment and the Dome in its previous guises plays a huge part in that history. With your help it can be a huge part of the scene's future.

The breakdown of the costs* of rejuvenating The Dome are as follows:- Conversion of disused rooms into additional dressing room facilities - £7200- New PA & Sound systems (including an induction loop for those using hearing aids) - £7000- Refit and renovation of toilet facilities (plumbing and aesthetics) - £6300- Refit of backstage area (separate from the larger cost of total renovation of disused rooms. This money will be used to better equip the existing areas to  better cater to acts and performers. The backstage area is often the most neglected part of a performance space) - £4400- Venue heating - £4000- New stage - (Replacing the current, plywood stage) - £4000- Refit of three bars - £4500- New Signage on the exterior of the building - £3100- Contingency fund for unforseen expenditure - £4500

* All costs are rounded to the nearest hundred. Some up, some down.

As with any renovation project of this magnitude, there are risks involved. Skilled tradesmen will be needed to ensure all work done to the building is sound. Any equipment purchased will need to be of a high standard to ensure longevity of use and value for money.

There is the danger that the cost of renovation would go over-budget. We have accounted for contingency funding in case this happens. The Dome will, also, remain open as best it can during the work, ensuring continued cash-flow for the duration of the project.

The biggest threat to any project of this size is a loss of interest or passion from those behind it. This will not be a problem at The Dome. Since taking over the venue in 2011, the team have worked incredibly hard to make it a success, making personal sacrifices along the way. The team have an intimate bond with this project and would not give it up lightly.

[More information to come]

please watch thanks for your support 

http://youtu.be/my95S9xnMtE

---Testimonial:"There is no doubt in my mind that the team at The Dome are committed to this project. Jen and Sean have been fantastic help to our firm since we began in 2012. Without their passion to make sure the events they hold at The Dome are the best they can be, we wouldn't be where we are today"- C. McConnell, Infinite Promotions (Promoter)

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

a note of thanks in the next official dome program

£10 or more

£10 Reward

half price entry for 2 people to any music event at the dome note of thanks in the next official dome program

£15 or more

£15 Reward

- Free entry to one event held at The Dome valid for 2 years (for up to 2 people) - note of thanks in the next official program

£25 or more

£25 Reward

- Free entry to 3 events held at The Dome for two people - A note of thanks in the next official Dome program Estimated delivery: May 2015

£50 or more

£50 Reward

- Free entry to 5 events held at The Dome for two people - A note of thanks in the next official Dome program Estimated delivery: May 2015

£100 or more

£100 Reward

- Free entry to every event held at The Dome for 1 year for two people - Inclusion on all Dome literature, advertising and social media for 1 year

£250 or more

£250 Reward

- Free entry to every event held at The Dome for 1 year (for up to 5 people) - Inclusion on all Dome literature, advertising and social media for 1 year

£500 or more

£500 Reward

- Free entry to every event held at The Dome for 1 year (for up to 5 people) - Inclusion on all Dome literature, advertising and social media for 1 year

£1,000 or more

0 of 25 claimed

£1,000 Reward

- Free entry to every event held at The Dome for 1 year (for up to 10 people) - Inclusion on all Dome literature, advertising and social media for 1 year - 1 seat dedication - The Dome will produce a plaque including your chosen name and message and affix it to a seat in our balcony for no less than five years. This is an ideal gift for a loved one with a love of live entertainment or for yourself.

£2,000 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£2,000 Reward

- Free entry to every event held at The Dome for 2 years (for up to 10 people) - Inclusion on all Dome literature, advertising and social media for 2 years - Up to 10 seat dedications - The Dome will produce a plaque including your chosen name and message and affix it to a seat in our balcony for no less than five years. This is an ideal gift for a loved one with a love of live entertainment or for yourself.

£5,000 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£5,000 Reward

- Free use of The Dome for personal, corporate and commercial events (including staffing -security, technicians etc.) for 1 year. - Free entry to every event held at The Dome for 2 years (for up to 25 people) - Inclusion on all Dome literature, advertising and social media for 2 years - Up to 10 seat dedications - The Dome will produce a plaque including your chosen name and message and affix it to a seat in our balcony for no less than five years. This is an ideal gift for a loved one with a love of live entertainment or for yourself.

£10,000 or more

0 of 4 claimed

£10,000 Reward

Free use of The Dome for personal, corporate and commercial events (including staffing -security, technicians etc.) for 2 years Free entry to every event held at The Dome for 3 years (for up to 25 people) Inclusion on all Dome literature, advertising and social media for 3 years Up to 10 seat dedications - The Dome will produce a plaque including your chosen name and message and affix it to a seat in our balcony for no less than five years. This is an ideal gift for a loved one with a love of live entertainment or for yourself.

£20,000 or more

0 of 4 claimed

£20,000 Reward

Naming rights to an audience block in our upper balcony, including the production of relevant signage for 2 years Free use of The Dome for personal, corporate and commercial events (including staffing -security, technicians etc.) for 3 years Free entry to every event held at The Dome for 3 years (for up to 25 people) Inclusion on all Dome literature, advertising and social media for 3 years Up to 20 seat dedications - The Dome will produce a plaque including your chosen name and message and affix it to a seat in our balcony for no less than five years. This is an ideal gift for a loved one with a love of live entertainment or for yourself.

£45,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£45,000 Reward

Naming rights to the venue including the cost of producing exterior and interior signage, rebranding and advertising the change, for two years. Free use of The Dome for personal, corporate and commercial events (including staffing, security, technicians etc.) for 3 years Free entry to every event held at The Dome for 3 years (for up to 25 people) Inclusion on all Dome literature, advertising and social media for 3 years Up to 20 seat dedications - The Dome will produce a plaque including your chosen name and message and affix it to a seat in our balcony for no less than five years. This is an ideal gift for a loved one with a love of live entertainment or for yourself.

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