Churchgate Showcase is launching its 2014 programme with a look at the Unitarian Meeting House’s past, present and future.
A free evening at the meeting house, built in Bury St Edmunds’ Churchgate Street in 1711, will begin at 7pm on Wednesday April 2 with local historian Clive Paine bringing its past to life.
A present day committee member will explain the challenges of maintaining a listed building.
Committee member Marian Shaw said: “Being Grade I listed it needs specialist paints and specialist this and that, so repainting is going to cost £13,000.”
The audience will then be invited to ask questions and suggest future uses. There will be a chance to see its rarely open gallery with its theatre-style family boxes.