After terminating its lease on the Ground Floor in 1977, the theatre was homeless for a few years, and plays had to be staged at Heptonstall Church, the Birchcliffe Centre and the Picture House, until the Garage Theatre was opened in 1983.

Darling I’m Home, The Real Inspector Hound, Stringer’s Last Stand, and Blithe Spirit, were performed at the Birchcliffe Centre.