Pre-show lunches offered to Melton Theatre customers at Brooksby Melton College’s new £2.5m Rural Catering Centre

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Melton Theatre customers will be among the very first members of the public to get a taste of what a new £2.5m Rural Catering Centre in the town has to offer.

The state-of-the-art facility, which is situated adjacent to the theatre, aims to provide the very best facilities for the training of catering and hospitality skills to Brooksby Melton College (BMC) students as well as the local community.

The centre, built on the corner of Wilton Road and Asfordby Road, will also open its doors to the public providing a range of restaurant type services, demonstration events and promoting locally sourced produce.

And Melton Theatre-goers will be among the very first public customers to sample what the exciting new facility has to offer.

The theatre is now offering pre-show meals at the centre for selected events (currently aimed at customers with tickets for shows).

Sunday lunch sittings are available for ticket-holders between 12.30pm and 1.30pm on Sunday, April 26 (before the Vienna Festival Ballet’s 35th Anniversary Gala show which starts at 3pm). A two-course meal will be available to theatre patrons at a discounted £16.50 (£9.50 for child diners aged 14 and under). Reservations must be between 12.30pm and 1.30pm. Due to high demand the full price of your lunch must be paid in advance when booking.

Spaces are also available for a pre-show supper between 5.30pm and 6.30pm on Saturday, May 9 (before the Henning Wehn: Eins, Zwei, DIY show starts at 7.30pm). A two-course meal will be available to theatre patrons at a discounted £16.50. Reservations must be between 5.30pm and 6.30pm. Due to high demand the full price must be paid in advance when booking.

Pre-theatre meals (menus to be finalised) will also be available before the two performances of The Basil Brush Show on Tuesday, May 26 (11am and 2.30pm shows) and the BMC Musical Theatre final major project show on Thursday, June 4 and Friday, June 5 (7pm starts).

The pre-show meal spaces will be limited so book your table now by calling (01664) 851111. For more, including menu options, you can also visit www.meltontheatre.co.uk

Theatre co-ordinator Michael Harris said: “We’re delighted to be able to offer pre-theatre meals for selected events. The college can benefit from testing their brand new facilities at the centre as well as offering our customers a brand new experience when visiting us.”