A production company has pledged its support to the restoration of Unity Hall.
LS-Live has joined a community share issue which it is hoped will raise £150,000 towards development at the historic Westgate venue.
The company, which also runs industry training from its Backstage Academy centre in South Kirkby, will provide consultancy on the technical specification of the venue.
And it will support the venue’s events programme with staff and students.
Unity House Wakefield Ltd has managed to raise £4m to restore the structure of the venue, but was declined a £300,000 Arts Council for England grant to finish the interior of the building.
LS-Live managing director and Backstage Academy founder Adrian Brooks said: “It is with some considerable pride that these businesses are able to take a leading role in restoring this once great and iconic building.
“Buildings are only buildings of course, and at the end of the day it’s what goes on inside them that really counts.
“This is where I hope we are really able to make a difference to the Unity project, by helping to create wonderful spaces where musicians can perform, students can learn, people can meet, ideas can be shared, and some great times can be had by all.”
A fundraising event will be held at The New Inn, in Walton, on Thursday from 6pm.
Unity House Wakefield director Chris Hill and Mr Brooks will lead the event and share their latest plans for the restoration of Unity Hall.
To take part in the share issue, visit www.unity hallwakefield.co.uk/commu nity-share-issue