Camberley Theatre’s appearance is to be transformed after the Council’s Executive approved remedial work to its damaged frontage.
Following a number of tiles coming loose and falling off the Theatre in August 2018, a temporary protective netting was installed around the external frontage of the building. The tiles have been in place since the 1970s.
Upon expert investigation, the concrete beneath the tiles was deemed to be unstable and for health and safety reasons all of the tiles will now be removed and replaced with a modern render.
This work will also require the removal and replacement of the existing canopy, which will provide this important town centre facility with a much-improved and updated appearance.
The costs of the works will be recovered over a 5 year period by continuing to charge a £1 restoration levy as part of our advertised ticket prices. The levy was first introduced in 2015 to pay for the upgrade to the Theatre seating.
Camberley Theatre’s Manager, Andy Edmeads said:
“I’m really pleased that we are able to carry out this much-needed restoration work during our current closure and we all look forward to welcoming our customers to the Theatre again soon.”
Business & Transformation Portfolio Holder, Councillor Colin Dougan added:
“I’m delighted the Executive has approved the recommended remedial work and am sure the new render finish will provide an up-to-date look, ready to welcome customers when the Theatre can open its doors again.”
Subject to planning permission being granted, the works are due to start later this Summer. The building work will be completed in time for the Theatre to re-open its doors when current restrictions are eased.