In 1996 the Zap won £145,000 of Heritage Lottery funding to extend and improve its premises. It also secured a further £84,000 grant for Zap Arts to take its free outdoor performances across the UK.
In 1997 this funding enabled the first National Street Arts Meeting to be held in Brighton during the Brighton Festival. This proposed a co-ordinated national programme of street theatre that was launched as the National Street Arts Festival in 1998.
Meanwhile, the second major Zap Club extension - to include a gallery space and an extra bar area - opened. This was to host new club nights such as the gay and lesbian Club Bent and the usual impressive line up of contemporary bands such as the Chemical Brothers.
> ART of ’96 Transmutations
> Art in the Square
> Zap Club May Listings
> 2nd Streets of Brighton
> 2nd Kings Hill Festival
> Sheffield Plays at Home Festival
> 2nd Streets of the South
> 4th Streets of London
> 2nd StreetFeast
> 1st Darlington Festival
> 2nd Streets of the South West
> 1st Streets of the East Midlands
> Zap Club October Listings
> Shine On Glasgow