Spilsby Theatre auditorium closed down on safety grounds

Spilsby Theatre
Spilsby Theatre

The auditorium of Spilsby Theatre has been closed down on safety grounds following a building survey.

The theatre bar will remain open and it it hoped peformances can be staged there or in other parts of the building.

Volunteer theatre manager Bruce Knight said: “Trustees of the Dandelion Trust, the organisation running the theatre, have had to take this decision in the interest of public safety following the results of a building survey.

“At this stage we do not know how long the auditorium will be closed. We will be doing everything we can to reopen as soon as possible. I am exploring possibilities of how events can take place in the bar or other parts of the building and talking to artists to to ensure we can avoid cancelations. The show must go on.”

The news follows an announcement in March that the Dandelion Trust will disband, with a meeting on Saturday deciding on a new management structure. A CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation) The Sessions House will run the theatre programme, with a separate organisation responsible for the building.

The theatre is holding two events this week:

Norsesome from Temple Theatre a Monty-Pythonesque comedy about Viking gods is on Friday, (May 8) 7.30pm. Tickets £12/£10

Local with Bruce live music fundraiser in aid of Drugs in Lincs takes place on Saturday from 8pm. The line up includes Autumn Storm (classic rock), cool jazzy vocals and ukulele combo The Outdoor Cats and folk singer/songwriter Greg Hulks. £6 entry.

Booking is recommended as the seating capacity will now be reduced. For more information visit www.spilsbytheatre.com