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.”

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Derby Assembly Rooms closed for 8 weeks after major fire

Derby Assembly Rooms will be closed for 8 weeks, after a major fire at the car park next door.