Peterborough theatre removed from At Risk list

Exterior of the New Theatre, Broadway EMN-190909-153210009Exterior of the New Theatre, Broadway EMN-190909-153210009
Exterior of the New Theatre, Broadway EMN-190909-153210009
A Peterborough theatre has been taken off the ‘at risk list.’

Peterborough New Theatre - previously known as The Broadway Theatre - has been taken off the Theatres Trust At Risk List.

The former Odeon cinema had been through hard times over the past decade, with a fire causing significant damage, proposals to turn it into flats submitted, and even a former boss, Paul Parker, jailed for fraud.

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But it is now under the management of Selladoor Worldwide and the new era started when the building re-opened in September 2019 with a programme of quality large-scale theatre productions.

There are 30 theatres on the at risk list across the country.

Actor and musician Gary Kemp said it was vital to look after the country’s theatres. The Spandau Ballet star said: “Having access to live performance venues around the country is vital – for audiences to have a good night out but also to provide places for performers starting out to learn their craft and for communities to come together. I have been fortunate enough to perform in amazing theatres throughout my career.

“There are some truly stunning and unique buildings on the Theatres at Risk Register but importantly none of them are lost causes. With the right level of support and the expertise provided by the Theatres Trust all have the potential to be restored and enjoyed by their communities for generations to come.”

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