Taunton Theatre Association gets green light to reopen Brewhouse

This is The West Country: The Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton. The Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton.

THE Brewhouse Theatre, which has been closed since February, is to be reopened by a community group.

Taunton Deane Council's executive committee agreed last night (December 4) to grant a five-year lease to Taunton Theatre Association (TTA).

Members of TTA previously showcased their plans to the council in the hope of taking over the day-to-day running of the 352-seater venue.

The not-for-profit organisation was set up after the sudden closure of the Brewhouse, which rocked the county town.

In its online application to run the Brewhouse, TTA says the yearly running costs of the theatre are an estimated £350,000.

It says 400 people have registered an interest in volunteering and it would employ ten to 12 people in a variety of roles, from a chief executive to café staff.

Taunton Deane acquired the 61-year lease of the theatre building in October after reaching agreement with administrators BDO.

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2:16pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Mi_Coc says...

Waste of money!
Waste of money! Mi_Coc

8:01pm Thu 5 Dec 13

FreeSpeech? says...

"Not for profit" I was under the impression that's how it was run before it went t*ts up.
"Not for profit" I was under the impression that's how it was run before it went t*ts up. FreeSpeech?

2:15pm Sat 7 Dec 13

duckface08 says...

"Not for profit" How can it make a loss when the local taxpayers are going to pick up the bills. I hope the council don't load me with a bigger council tax bill as it appears they already have more money than they neeed.
"Not for profit" How can it make a loss when the local taxpayers are going to pick up the bills. I hope the council don't load me with a bigger council tax bill as it appears they already have more money than they neeed. duckface08

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