Regeneration company Wykeland Group is behind the Stage @The Dock project which is being built ahead of the city’s year as UK City of Culture in 2017.
The 350-seat amphitheatre will be managed and operated by Freedom Festival Arts Trust, the organisation behind Hull’s premier arts and culture event.
It will provide a unique new platform for artists to perform and will be the only new permanent venue created in the city before Hull’s year as the UK’s capital of culture.
Wykeland managing director, Dominic Gibbons, said: “We are pleased to become a major partner of Hull 2017, whose expertise will be crucial to ensuring Stage @The Dock is fit for purpose for arts performances and events.
“The @TheDock development is transforming a long-neglected site into a thriving hub of business, innovation and creativity. Now this new venue will add culture and art to the mix.
“We believe it will be a major asset and opportunity for the city as a whole and make the Fruit Market a place where people love to live, work, visit and spend their leisure time.”
The facility forms part of Wykeland’s £15m @TheDock development, which has the Centre for Digital Innovation (C4DI) tech hub as its centrepiece.
When not in use, Stage @TheDock will be a public space for local workers, residents and visitors to enjoy, with spectacular views of the river, estuary and The Deep.
The redevelopment of the Central Dry Dock will also bring environmental benefits, through the creation of reed beds within the basin, either side of the stage and spectator seating.
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