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Decision over Workington's Carnegie Theatre this month

An £180,000 plan to revamp Workington’s Carnegie Theatre is likely to be decided by the end of this month.

Allerdale council is waiting for the Coalfields Regeneration Trust to say whether its £80,000 bid for funding has been successful.

The cash would be used along with £100,000 of council funds to improve the Finkle Street theatre and arts centre, which has become rundown in recent years.

A report to Wednesday’s council meeting by Councillor Mark Fryer, executive member for economic growth, said the cash would provide new seating and allow key areas to be refurbished.

Council officers held a workshop to discuss potential future funding, and a similar workshop for regular users of the theatre will be held on March 24.

The council is also considering options for the theatre’s long-term management.

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£180,000 will do nothing to make the theatre better when the money is spread around the whole building. It would take millions to make the theatre suitable. Then they might as well reopen the Opera House. It is in the same state of repair.

Posted by bob on 1 March 2012 at 21:39

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