The £1million replacement of Harrogate Theatre’s ageing roof is well underway in preparation for the hopeful return of live shows this year.
A temporary roof structure has been erected over the building to keep out water and protect against wind during re-roofing and external works.
The project is due to be completed by the end of September with performances returning soon after, subject to covid restrictions.
Harrogate Borough Council has released some images of the works, which you can see below:
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Conservative councillor Graham Swift, deputy leader of the council and cabinet member for resources, enterprise and economic development, said:
“Our investment in this local asset will allow the fantastic performances to continue, promote cultural activity in the town, attract visitors and support the local economy at a time when it is needed the most.”
David Bown, chief executive of Harrogate Theatre (White Rose) Theatre Trust, added:
“Harrogate Theatre is a much loved local venue and we’d like to thank Harrogate Borough Council for investing in the building. This will allow us to put on performances, and connect with our audiences for many years to come.”
Harrogate Theatre is operating a summer season programme in various venues around the town while the theatre is out of use. Further details are available here.