Why was the The Public made?


The Public was a vibrant, much loved and high profile cultural venue at the heart of a regeneration area in England. The Public welcomed over a million visitors, nearly four hundred thousand in the last year.


In November 2013 the Leader of Sandwell Council closed The Public to 'save money'.


Many people thought that was a terrible, short-sighted and wasteful mistake.


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This website is a record of the achievements of The Public and the thousands of people who worked so hard to make it such a success.

The Public

In loving memory of The Public