Future of Felixstowe theatre to be reviewed

Spa Pavilion Theatre in Felixstowe The Spa Pavilion Theatre hosts about 130 shows a year

Related Stories

The future of the Spa Pavilion Theatre in Felixstowe is to be looked at by councillors.

A consultant will be brought in to consider options for the 905-seat venue, if the plan is backed by Suffolk Coastal District Council next week.

A council report says the number of people attending shows dropped from 47,644 in 2007 to 35,662 in 2009.

The firm which runs the venue for the council has made a loss over the past two years, says the report.

Mary Neale, the council's cabinet member for leisure, said in the report that a consultant should look at whether the theatre met the needs of local people.

They should also look at whether there should be a private/public partnership to redevelop the site or a partnership with the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft.

She said another option was to combine the theatre with a local academy school or leave it as it is.

The report, which goes before the council's cabinet on Tuesday, asks the council to spend £40,000 to hire in a consultant to look at the theatre's future.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Suffolk

Weather

Ipswich

15 °C 12 °C

Features

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.