The Majestic Theatre shuts its doors ‘until further notice’

The Majestic Theatre has announced that the venue will close to the public “until further notice”, although shows and classes will still go ahead.

Posting on their Facebook page, a statement from the theatre read: “We would like to announce to the public that the Majestic Theatre will be shutting their doors until further notice.

“The business that ran the theatre has now moved. The Majestic Theatre is now undergoing a period of refurbishment ready for a new business, with a new management team to settle in.”

The venue reassured that the venue will be reopening “real soon” and that the scheduled shows and classes, including “Peter Pan”, “Uneducated” and “A Night Amongst The Stars”, will go ahead as advertised.

The statement added: “We are asking events managers and companies that have bookings at the theatre to contact us regarding their event so we can inform the new business to ensure a smooth transition.”

The Majestic Theatre initially opened in December 2015, with the restoration of the 280-seat theatre being completed in spring 2016.

In November 2016, the theatre launched a crowdfunding campaign to fit a stairlift in the venue. However, the campaign proved unsuccessful, having only raised £35 of its £10,000 target.

Magic and Mayhem, the soft play centre located on the theatre’s ground floor, is unaffected by the closure.

Source: The Majestic Theatre

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