Not something you hear every day in the office but a colleague and I are indeed setting up a new Community Interest Company which is anticipating signing the lease on the Palace Theatre in Paignton, Devon in 2018.
In these cash-strapped times and with many other priorities to juggle, the theatre’s owners and operators, Torbay Council, are no longer able to continue and so the challenge is falling into the world of the private sector, or more accurately the not-for-profit sector.
It’s a wonderful theatre with 380 seats, recently refurbished and with an exciting programme of drama, music, opera and dance and an amazing backbone of community and am-dram groups keeping it very busy through the year.
The plans are evolving but please do take a look at the theatre’s website and sign up for news of future events. Looking forward to curtain-up on this new venture!