Powys council backs Brecon theatre

Councillors agree £157k one off payment

Powys County Council is to throw a financial lifeline to Theatr Brycheiniog in Brecon.

The council plans to pay £157,920 towards the £356,752 of maintenance and repair costs on the building, which is owned by the county council.

The council is also in talks with the theatre and the Arts Council of Wales to look at a “sustainable solution for the building going forward”.

It is understood that building could face closure without the proposed help of the county council.

Local councillors have backed the decision. Cllr David Meredith, who is a former trustee of the Theatr, said that major defects had been found in the building fabric that need to be put right,

"The Theatr plays a major part in Brecon and this would put right what is wrong with the building," said Cllr Meredith.

Cllr Iain McIntosh said: “It is highly important that Theatr Brycheiniog continues to contribute around £1.5million to the local economy in and around Brecon. I fully support Powys County Council’s help in making sure we don’t lose such an important facility in our town and look forward to Theatr Brycheiniog, the Arts Council of Wales and Powys County Council joining forces to make sure a sustainable solution is achieved.”



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