In 2011 Bruce and fellow performer Jane Scott began volunteering time to re-opening Spilsby Theatre. It had been closed for more than 2 years. Neither of them had run a venue before, they didn't know the locality at all, and they began with nothing more than a set of keys and some dreams!
In 2013 they were awarded the East Lindsey Culture in the Community Award and The Community Champions Award for the voluntary time spent reviving the venue with a programme of music, community events and theatre.
Behind the scenes the theatre had problems. The building, a grade II listed former courthouse (Spilsby's Sessions House), was in serious need of maintenance. In 2015 the auditorium had to close due to structural issues with the roof.
Spilsby Session House is now working on a major restoration project that will transform the theatre into Community Arts facility. Bruce supports this work in his role as Managing Director of the Sessions House CIC.
Spilsby Theatre is on The Theatres Trust -
Theatre Buildings at Risk Register.
Venue Management 2011 -15