Pioneering Theatre, Music and Community Arts

 In Wolverhampton from 1980 to 2013


1982 - 2013

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Lesley Beaumont in The Wolverhampton Mystery Cycle
Zip Goes a Million!
It is with great regret that we announce
the closure of Zip Theatre from the end of August 2013.

Founded in Wolverhampton in 1980, after working successfully in the community for over 30 years, we can no longer sustain wages for the 10 core professional members of the company.

We thank colleagues, friends and clients for their support and good wishes. We thank all customers, commissioners, funders and others for their business. We thank Wolverhampton Council for consistent and long term financial support of our community arts activities.

Most of all we thank the people of Wolverhampton for their loyal support, interest and enthusiasm for the many arts projects that we have enjoyed delivering over the lifetime of Zip Theatre.
0 professional theatre companies in Wolverhampton when Zip started (Grand Theatre was closed).
33 years of Zip in Wolverhampton.
80 young people in Wulfdance at the Millennium Dome.
123 professional plays produced.
179 combined years at Zip for the current 10 core staff.
300 local people on stage at the Grand Theatre for The Wolverhampton Mystery Cycle finale.  
432 actors, musicians, designers, writers, directors, composers, stage managers, technicians, tutors, administrators and other professional staff have been employed by Zip.
517 participants in the Low Hill Story and Low Hill & Park Village Festivals.
5,662 performances of a play – excluding music performances, accredited training, workshops, etc.
1,056,000 people have seen a show, made music, completed training or enjoyed a workshop with Zip.

Tim Hubball, Music Director
Dyll Ferreday, Technical Director
Jon Lingard-Lane, Artistic Director.