Please see below our statement following the recent news report from our friends at the Isle of Thanet Gazette.
“Your Leisure has been very pleased to have been able to assist with the rescue of the Theatre Royal preventing its closure nearly 3 years ago. The significant increase in both the programme and audiences whilst receiving much reduced financial support from Thanet District Council has only been possible with the help of the theatres dedicated staff, volunteers, valued customers/supporters and the efficiencies achieved through a partnership with the Winter Gardens under the Margate Theatres brand.
This now needs to be developed through a much longer partnership with the Council involving the much needed investment in the theatres infra-structure making it more sustainable for the future benefit of the local community and visitors.
Your Leisure intends to put forward proposals to the Council and very much hopes to continue to be involved in the theatre for many years to come and would like to thank everyone for the support it has received”
Your Leisure Managing Director
Over 30,000 visitors attended the Theatre Royal Margate in 2014 (25% increase on 2013). 155 public performances took place in 2014.
Our 2014 pantomime ‘Beauty and the Beast’ saw over 6000 people attend.
We continue to successfully collaborate with Fuel Theatre, Turner Contemporary and House theatre to bring you some of the best shows including Red Ladies, The Roundabout and The Herring Project / Coat for a Boat.
We will do our best to keep you updated on the tender process being led by Thanet District Council.