CGC Event Caterers and Castle Rock brewery have jointly signed a £6m, five-year deal with the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall Nottingham.
The two firms will run all the Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall's bar and restaurant facilities when they reopen at the end of September.
As part of the Royal Transformation Project, the Green Room Restaurant has been transformed to accommodate more diners and has seen the re-opening of the roof terrace.
The refurbished bar area in the Stalls level of the Theatre Royal will be rebranded as Yarn, and will offer casual dining. Brewery and pub chain Castle Rock will bring real ale to the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall for the first time.
Robert Sanderson, managing director of the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall, said: "I'm absolutely delighted that we've attracted not one but two major operators to work with us to deliver our new catering offer."
Tom Lynch, director of business development of CGC Event Caterers, said: "The team at CGC Event Caterers are delighted to be awarded the contract to operate catering and hospitality services at Nottingham's Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall. Our partnership with Castle Rock Brewery combines our international expertise in venues and events with their unrivalled knowledge and passion for craft beer, great pubs and Nottinghamshire hospitality. Together we have created an exciting new café bar concept, Yarn; a destination food and drink experience for theatre-goers and locals alike, right in the heart of the city.
"Our plans involve the introduction of new restaurant menus and a major enhancement of the food and drink proposition across the site. We will also launch new facilities and packages for corporate hospitality and conferencing as part of a stunning redevelopment of the onsite facilities. We all look forward to working with the fantastic team at the Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall and contributing to the continued success of these iconic venues."
Colin Wilde, managing director of Castle Rock, said: "Forming a partnership with a business of the pedigree and calibre of CGC Event Caterers and to service the exciting new provision at the historic Theatre Royal all in our home city of Nottingham are both amazing opportunities for Castle Rock Brewery. We are delighted to be able to contribute our own extensive experience into the partnership and confident that we will jointly deliver a first class facility to not only serve the existing clientele but also to reach out to a much wider audience made up of Nottinghamshire residents, students and visitors to the city."
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