Newcastle City Council have released the following statement in response to reports that Newcastle's City Hall, which had been under fear of closure, is safe and that it has a new owner.
"We can confirm that we have been in discussions with the Theatre Royal Trust with a view to the theatre taking over the management of the City Hall.
Conversations are still at an early stage and a lot more work has yet to be done but we remain optimistic about a positive outcome.”
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