Newark Palace Theater launches new fund to support local talent as part of centenary celebration

A beacon of arts and culture in Newark, the Palace Theater has entertained audiences across the neighborhood for over 100 years.

Now, as a thank you to the community and to celebrate its centenary in 2020, a new fund supporting local talent of tomorrow has been launched.

Applications for the Our Past, Your Future fund are now open through Saturday April 30 for people aged 16-25 living in Newark and Sherwood who wish to pursue a career in the arts, whether performers, writers , directors or techniques.

Palace Theater manager Carys Coulton-Jones with Tallents Solicitors partner Alistair Millar.

Theater sponsors Tallents Solicitors said: “The Palace Theater has been an important part of the Newark community we have all lived in for over 100 years, with an exceptional pedigree to both welcome, encourage and inspire creative talent in our town. Tallents Solicitors are very proud to have been a major sponsor of Palace Theater Newark for many years and to be their Centennial Sponsor as they continue to bring entertainment to our community.

“With our continued support, we are delighted to be able to help the Palace Theater reach out to the community and encourage applications from anyone in need of a grant to enable them to engage in the wonderful world of the arts.”

The fund will award a grant of £1,500 each year to a successful applicant to cover course fees or living expenses, with the possibility of a second discretionary scholarship of £250-£500. It is hoped that the legacy will also return to the city, with a stipulation that the successful candidate is able and willing to offer something to other young people in Newark after their course ends.

To learn more and to apply for the Our Past, Your Future fund, go to

In the photo above are Carys Coulton-Jones, director of the Palace Theatre, and Alistair Millar, partner of Tallents Solicitors.

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