Become a Member with community shares

We’re asking for your help to finish the job and open Bovey Paradiso

The future of the King of Prussia is a place of fun, imagination and togetherness, right on our doorstep. With lots of local help, we’ve done the difficult bit - now it’s time to finish the job. This is your chance to be part of the future of this historic building, and of Bovey Tracey.

Click here to go straight to the online application form, or find out more please read below.

What’s the project?

The vision for this iconic Bovey building is to create a lively community cinema, theatre, arts, restaurant and entertainment centre in Bovey Tracey. Located at the top end of Fore Street, the 16th century King of Prussia will be given a new life and purpose for everybody to enjoy. 

Why are you asking for more money?

With lots of local help, we’ve done the difficult bit - but now its time to finish the job. We asked the local community to help us save the building, and to start work making it structurally ready for the future. We’ve also been very lucky to secure generous grants from funders who back our vision. The next phase of development, which is the focus of this share offer, is to build a café bar/restaurant serving locally sourced food on the site and connected to the historic building. The cinema/theatre, with close to 100 seats, will follow in 2022, funding permitting. By pledging today, you’ll be helping to open the doors to an amazing space that will be owned by the community. HMRC has given Advanced Assurance for this share offer for Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR).  New shares allocated at the end of the current share offer could qualify for tax relief from HMRC, which is currently set at 30%. For more information please refer to the Share Offer Document which also contains a link to the relevant government website. 

What’s happened so far?

Behind closed doors we’ve been busy making the building structurally sound and safe. We’ve uncovered history and made sure historic features are now front and centre for future generations to enjoy. We’ve created the art gallery, community meeting space and artist studios. Everything we’ve done so far has been getting the building ready, but we have the restaurant and the theatre, cinema left to build. We’re so close to having this amazing place on our doorstep, but still need your help to finish the job. 

What happens if I become a Member?

By becoming a community shareholder you will be playing a crucial role in providing the town with new cultural opportunities and experiences for people living in and visiting Bovey Tracey. This is an exciting new space for everybody in the town to love and enjoy, and by becoming a Member with community shares you will be helping with the plan to be fully open in 2022. You can find all the information you need about becoming a Member with community shares here, including terms and conditions. The minimum share value you can apply for to become a Member with community shares is £100. If becoming a Member isn’t for you but you still want to help us finish this exciting project, you can donate here

Click here to go to online application form 

Lets make it happen together: become a Member with community shares today and own a little slice of the Paradiso.

You can view or download our business plan and other helpful documents using the download links lower on this page and you can read more about the future of Bovey Paradiso.

Don’t want to apply online? Download the appropriate form below (PDF) and post it to us.

For payments by bank transfer please use the following details:

Bank: The co-operative bank
Account name: Bovey Tracey Paradiso Arts Limited
Sort code: 08-92-99
Account number: 65986871      (Please enter your surname or family name in the banking reference field)

If you would rather send us a cheque you’ll find the payment details here. And if you have any further questions or need any help, please call 07762 396 475 to talk to our administrator.

Documents to download

  1. PDF Document

    BTPA Community Share Offer June 2021

    Added: 06 July 2021
    Filesize: 0.48MB

    Download here

  2. PDF Document

    Community share offer application form for an individual

    Added: 11 January 2021
    Filesize: 0.1MB

    Download here

  3. PDF Document

    Community share offer application form for an organisation

    Added: 11 January 2021
    Filesize: 0.13MB

    Download here

  4. PDF Document

    Bovey Tracey Paradiso Arts Limited Business Plan January 2021

    Added: 12 January 2021
    Filesize: 8.98MB

    Download here

  5. PDF Document

    BTPA Limited Subsidiary Business Plan January 2021

    Added: 13 January 2021
    Filesize: 0.65MB

    Download here

  6. PDF Document

    Community shares - application and payment methods

    Added: 11 January 2021
    Filesize: 0.14MB

    Download here

  7. PDF Document

    Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR): HMRC advance assurance

    Added: 25 November 2020
    Filesize: 0.16MB

    Download here

  8. PDF Document

    Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR): Guidance - how to claim tax relief

    Added: 25 November 2020
    Filesize: 0.16MB

    Download here

  9. PDF Document

    Nomination form - holding of shares upon your death

    Added: 11 January 2021
    Filesize: 0.18MB

    Download here