Theatre launches surprise ‘Christmas season’ following lifeline recovery grant
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A coastal theatre will be opening for an unexpected Christmas season after a government grant offered a last-minute “lifeline”.
The Pavilion Theatre in Gorleston has been closed since March, but will reopen in November for a series of ‘Covid-secure’ Christmas shows after receiving nearly £72,000 as part of a nationwide cultural recovery fund.
Director Stuart Malkovich said: “We decided earlier this year to cancel all performances because ther was no way we could go ahead with them in a safe way without losing money.
“The grant has given us the breathing room for planning how we can reopen safely next year.
“Our limited Christmas season is a great way for us to test that process.
“We can’t wait to have our audiences back in the Theatre where they belong.”
And not only that - but the Pavilion is set to be the new home of Centrepin TV - an arts TV channel which found success streaming live music on Saturday nights during the lockdown period.
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Staff have hailed it an “exciting opporunity”.
Book tickets at: gorlestonpavilion.ticketsolve.com/shows