Rotherham Visitor Centre links up with Makers EmporiumPublished Friday, 4th May 2018
Rotherham’s Visitor Centre and Civic Theatre Box Office are relocating to the Makers Emporium on High Street this month, in a move set to benefit businesses.
The Visitor Centre and Box Office will take retail space within 26 High Street, sitting alongside the popular retail venture where local artisans, crafters and makers come together to provide quality homeware, clothing, jewellery, accessories, artwork, gifts and textiles.
In addition to offering a range of Rotherham and Yorkshire souvenirs, the Visitor Centre promotes attractions and events around the borough and has a large reference collection of area and accommodation guides, maps, and books on special interest holidays. The Box Office will continue to sell tickets for performances at the Civic Theatre.
Rotherham Council's Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment Damien Wilson said the move made perfect sense given the complementary services provided by the two businesses, and will help to secure the long-term future of the Visitor Centre in the town.
He said: “Local authorities are under continuing financial pressures and as the lease on the Bridgegate building was coming to an end, the Council took the opportunity to assess various options for where the Visitor Centre could go.
“The Makers Emporium was perfectly suited to creating a shared retail and information space, and we very much look forward to seeing both businesses benefit from the move in the future.”
Moving the Visitor Centre and Box Office will not affect the services currently offered or staffing levels.