A new theatre is set to open on Hope Street opposite the famous Everyman to develop new theatrical talent in Liverpool.
The Hope Street Theatre will be created later this year inside the old Masonic Lodge.
And the 130-seat theatre will focus on encouraging new performers, directors and theatre companies in Merseyside.
The theatre project is being led by Sam Donovan, who’s also a director at two theatre schools in the building.
He said: “We’ve been very lucky that we’ve been in contact with the Everyman, the Unity, the Empire, who’ve agreed to form and advisory board to help us cultivate young companies so that they can support their progress once they’ve developed and gained an audience in our venue and so they can move on to those bigger venues, those curated spaces in Liverpool.