We are hoping to be able to open the most versatile performance space in the island by the end of 2015. Based in the former Art School, the new space would be a theatre in the round, suitable for dance, promenade performances with viewing accessible from all angles. It will have state of the art light and sound equipment, flexible staging and be totally separate from the rest of the building allowing for two different performances to be occurring at the same time.

With its two foot thick walls, triple glazing and separate entrance onto Kensington Road, the new theatre is suitable as a venue for all kinds of music as there would be minimal disruption to neighbours through noise.

It will be suitable for art exhibitions with its high walls and large empty space and the YAC can create temporary walls for visual art to be displayed as well as providing space for sculptures and 3D artwork including projected images and films.