Temporary Closure of The Forum Theatre, Romiley

NK Theatre Arts and Stockport Council have taken the difficult decision to temporarily close The Forum Theatre in Romiley

Temporary Closure of The Forum Theatre, Romiley

This is following the revised guidance, issued on the 31st August 2023, by the UK Government on the treatment of Reinforced Aerated Autoclave Concrete (RAAC) in education settings.

The presence of RAAC in The Forum Theatre has been known about since roof repairs were undertaken in 2017 and since then it has been managed in accordance with industry standards.

As a precautionary measure and to ensure the safety of our staff, performers and visitors, we have taken the decision to close the theatre to the public in line with Government guidance to undertake further investigations. This approach is also being taken by other theatres and performance spaces as you may have seen in the press.

We realise this will be very disappointing to our patrons and our performers but our priority is to make sure the building is safe. Anyone who has purchased tickets for immediate events impacted will be contacted by the box office with information on refunds or alternative dates should performances be rescheduled.

We are in the process of contacting producers to discuss the implications for them.

A further update will be issued next week.

NK Theatre Arts and Stockport Council

Please direct further media queries to:
Darren@nkta.co.uk and communications@stockport.gov.uk