Expected to open in August 2012, it will be known as The Beacon Arts Centre. This new arts centre will build on the impressive track record of Greenock Arts Guild which has been successfully delivering high quality arts in Inverclyde for 60 years. It will be sited on a prime location of a former dockyard in Greenock, adjacent to the historic Georgian Custom House, with superb views over the River Clyde. The new building will form a key community focus as part of the wider regeneration of former industrial land along the Inverclyde waterfront.
The new building will house a 500 seat main auditorium together with a 130 seat studio theatre, three large rehearsal rooms and a riverside restaurant and bar with outstanding views over the Clyde.
It is anticipated that the success and profitability of the new restaurant and bar will bring a significant new income stream to the Guild for reinvestment in its social objectives of working with youths at risk, broadening participation in the arts and developing the employment prospects of people with ongoing mental health problems.