Welcome to Bovey Paradiso

Our vision is to create a lively community cinema, theatre, arts, and entertainment centre in Bovey Tracey. Located at the top end of Fore Street, the King of Prussia Arts Centre will give a new lease of life to this 16th century building, offering an art gallery and four artists' studios, a cinema / theatre with almost 100 seats, a café bar and a high-quality restaurant. For more detail select top menu ‘About us’ and select ‘Plans’.

Bovey Tracey Paradiso Arts Ltd. is a Community Beniefit Society owned by 322 shareholders, including donors more than 500 people in our community are stakeholders. Huge thanks go to our shareholders, donors and volunteers for giving their time to make this project possible.

Become a Shareholder

We are planning to launch a second community share offer in the next month or two to raise further funding. This would enable us to complete this exciting project and provide sufficient working capital to commence operations.

If you would like to read a little more on this planned share offer, please click this link: find out more on becoming a Shareholder.

Should you not wish to become a Shareholder you may wish to help us by donating, if so, please click the button on the right.

In addition to our community supporters, we have received support from 'Big Society Capital' and generous funding from the grant organisations shown below.

Funding

If you would like to help us raise the funding that we need to complete this exciting project as soon as possible, then just click the 'Go to Donate page' button below. You will then be transferred to the donation page and our secure payment gateway.

Your help is much appreciated.

  1. AHF
  2. Foyle Foundation
  3. Greater Dartmoor LEAF
  4. The Headly Trust
  5. Heritage Fund

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Latest News

  1. Tasmin Little concert postponed

    Tasmin Little concert postponed

    It is with regret that we will be postponing the Tasmin Little concert that was due to take place on 2 April.   The ongoing situation with Covid-19 and the possibility of further government advice regarding mass gatherings and events means that we have taken the difficult decision in postponing the concert.   We are in conversation with Tasmin’s agent regarding an Autumn performance, possibly in October.

  2. The King's Chronicle - April 2020

    The King's Chronicle - April 2020

      From the Chairman Dear Reader,   The building work and other installation work for the restoration of our Tudor building are nearly done. Running a little later than the  previously stated programme, but our enthusiastic volunteers should be able to start on the interior decorating and other finishing off jobs in the next three or four weeks, with a view to be ready for opening second week in April. This programme will complete phase 1 of our project - the restoration of the Tudor building sufficiently to open the Art Gallery and let out the four Artist Studios upstairs.

  3. Report from the 2019 AGM

    Report from the 2019 AGM

    Bovey Paradiso AGM 2019 The Annual General Meeting of Bovey Tracey Paradiso Arts AGM took place on 25 November at Cafe 3 Sixty.   Once again there was a great turn out of member shareholders.   In addition to the Chairman's report from Stephen Willmore, presentations were given on the Finance Report by David Alexander, heritage projects and the Art Competition by Susan Bradshaw and a report from the Architect, Dawn Presland.