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Assembly Rooms in Derby closed for 18 months

The Assembly Rooms in Derby will be closed for a minimum of 18 months following a serious fire just over a month ago, the city council has confirmed.

Customers who have purchased tickets for shows later this year at the Assembly Rooms will be reimbursed.

The fire at the car park next to the Assembly Rooms broke out on Friday 14 March Credit: Mark Lilley

Adam Wilkinson, Chief Executive, said: “The Council is committed to a significant cultural facility in the city centre but due to the on-going assessment of damage after the fire, it has become clear we cannot re-open the building as quickly as we would like."

"We are continuing to work through the various options open to us, based on either refurbishing or replacing the current building.”

Street reopens after major Assembly Rooms blaze

The fire at the car park next to the Assembly Rooms broke out on Friday 14 March Credit: Mark Lilley

A street closed since a blaze on the roof of a multi-story car park at Derby's Assembly Rooms will reopen later.

Full Street is due to reopen to traffic today, following the major fire on Friday 14 March.

The venue itself will remain closed until May 11th. Nine shows had to be cancelled, and 6 have been rescheduled.

The road was closed over concerns the fire had left the car park structurally unsound.

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Fire service encourages smoke alarm test when clocks change

People are encouraged to check smoke alarms when they change clocks Credit: PA/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging people to test their smoke alarms when they change their clocks on Sunday.

The service says the 'tick-tock test' will help to protect people and prevent deaths. 211 people died in fires in the home last year.

Assembly Rooms reveal full extent of closure

A fire swept through the car park of the Assembly Rooms on Friday Credit: Derby City Council

The Assembly Rooms in Derby have revealed they will be closed until Sunday 11th May after a fire broke out in the car park last week.

Nine shows have been fully cancelled as a result, but six have been rescheduled.

Check out the full list of cancelled and rescheduled shows here. Customers will be given the choice of attended the revised date for the show or being given a full refund.

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Advice for customers over Assembly Rooms closure

Assembly Rooms closed for eight weeks after fire in car park Credit: ITV News Central

More than forty shows have had to be cancelled at Derby's Assembly Rooms following a fire last week.

Customers are being contacted by Derby Live after it was confirmed the Assembly Rooms in the city will be closed for at least eight weeks.

Events are being cancelled as there is all major services to the concert venue have been cut off following the fire which started in the plant room, located in the car park.

All events will go ahead as planned at the Guildhall Theatre.

Customers will be offered a full refund or given tickets to other shows when they are rearranged.

Car collection continues tomorrow after fire at Assembly Rooms

Images of the fire at a concert venue in Derby Credit: Amandeep Sagoo
Yesterday's blaze at the Assembly Rooms in Derby Credit: Brett Hannon
Fire at the Assembly Rooms in Derby Credit: Amandeep Sagoo

Drivers have been advised that they can continue to collect vehicles from car parks between 10.00am and 2.00pm tomorrow.

This comes after over 60 firefighters worked to tackle a huge blaze in the Assembly Rooms in Derby.

The blaze started yesterday evening.

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