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.

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Taunton Council sets aside cash for Brewhouse Theatre

Taunton Deane Borough Council is setting aside £35 thousand to help the Brewhouse Theatre, which closed last week. Campaigners fighting to get it re-opened lobbied councillors last night.

The extra cash will be spent on maintaining the property, legal fees and getting advice on the types of arts projects that could be held there in the future. and comes on top of 152 thousand pounds already allocated to the theatre in the Council budget.


Brewhouse supporters asked to speak up

A candlelit vigil was held at the theatre when the closure was announced. Credit: ITV News

Former employees of the Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton are urging people to attend a full council meeting tonight to speak out about its closure.

The Somerset venue went into administration last week making more than 50 members of staff redundant.

Supporters say anyone who "cares' about the effect it will have on the community should have their voice heard

Over a hundred at Brewhouse Theatre vigil

More than a hundred people attended a candlelit vigil outside the Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton tonight. The theatre says it was held to remember the "good times". The venue has gone into administration after suffering financial difficulties.

More than 50 members of staff are being made redundant. The Somerset venue has been the stage for musicians, actors and comedians for 35 years.


Brewhouse administrators look to sell the lease

BDO LLP business restructuring partners Simon Girling and Graham Randall have been appointed joint administrators of The Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre.

The business has stopped trading and all 48 employees have been made redundant before they were appointed.

As administrators, our first step will be to investigate any and all options which would allow theatre to continue at the Brewhouse in the immediate future. This could potentially involve granting a license to a third party or a community organisation to operate the Brewhouse for a specified period.

“BDO, with Savills, will also immediately commence the search for a purchaser for the Brewhouse lease in order to secure the long term future of the theatre.

– Simon Girling, BDO

People who have tickets for future shows can find out more on the Brewhouse website

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