Thursday, 29 January 2015

Royal Victoria Hall Theatre

Southborough Town Council meets tonight.  A petition calling for the retention of the Royal Victoria Hall Theatre has attracted over 5,000 signatures.  It will be a lively meeting.

It is reported that the Council is looking at the possibility of retaining the existing building in the proposed 'Hub'. Should it be decided that is not possible a new theatre will be part of the Hub.  The theatre will not be simply a hall with a stage at one end but a functioning theatre building.

Let us hope that some clarity will be forthcoming at the Council meeting.  The important issue is the provision of a theatre.  The form such provision takes - retention of the existing building or new build is a secondary consideration.

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