Councillors vote to save Brewhouse

Taunton's Brewhouse Theatre. Credit: ITV News West Country

The Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton has been saved after councillors voted tonight to buy the lease from administrators.

The Brewhouse closed suddenly in February after 35 years as an arts centre. More than 50 people lost their jobs.

The council will now hand over the running of the venue to a community arts group.

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First show at Brewhouse Theatre

Taunton's Brewhouse Theatre has opened its first show under new management. It closed last February after it ran out of money but has been taken over by a team volunteers, the Taunton Theatre Association.