Morecambe theatre high up on at-risk list

THE Winter Gardens is high up on a list of at-risk theatres in the UK.

The Theatres Trust 2011 Theatre Buildings At Risk register (TBAR) has mentioned the Grade II-listed Morecambe venue as one of the most “at risk” in the country, alongside the Brighton Hippodrome, Plymouth Palace, Burnley Empire and others.

The trust, the national advisory body for British theatres, has 58 UK theatres on the list which face threats from demolition, neglect, local development, funding cuts and/or closure.