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Taunton Theatre Association gets green light to reopen Brewhouse

It's been closed for almost a year but now the Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton will open in the New Year after a community group was granted the lease.

Taunton School's production of Cats at the Brewhouse Theatre

The Brewhouse was shut after going into administration in February, but last night the borough council agreed to lease it a not-for-profit organisation set up to try to save it.

Val Hammond, Taunton Theatre Association: thrilled the theatre has a future "The cheers went up and it was just wonderful"
Mark Cracknell, Director of Music, Taunton School: Taunton "needs somewhere where the arts are on display all the time"

The council is putting in £152,000 a year, but the theatre directors will need to raise £250,000 a year putting on a mix of amateur and professional performances.

David Woodland reports:

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