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Theatre Addresses Health & Safety Concerns To Reopen

Posted: 08/11/2016

A theatre in Wales which closed at the beginning of October amid health and safety concerns reopened last weekend (28th October) after taking steps to tackle the issues.

Cambrian News reported that Theatr Ardudwy will be allowed to reopen after an investigation revealed that the problems are with the facade rather than being structural issues.

Further investigations are now due to be carried out to determine the extent of the problems and to decide what the next steps should be.

Ben Rosen, a Theatr Ardudwy board member, released a statement explaining that measures are being taken to ensure public safety when the building reopens.

He told the newspaper that there had been extensive consultations with WEA YMCA Community College Cymru, the site managers, and as a result “the facade area has been sectioned off and access to the theatre will be through the main college entrance to the courtyard”.

Mr Rosen added that the capacity for screenings will also be restricted in order to comply with health and safety regulations.

No doubt the theatre’s management team will be making sure they have a robust incident response plan in place in case anything should happen.

Located just beneath Harlech Castle, Theatr Ardudwy boasts stunning views from its foyer across Snowdonia and Cardigan Bay, and hosts meetings for the local film society.

Earlier this year, the theatre installed a new £100,000 digital camera, funded by donations, the Arts Council of Wales, Cist Gwynedd and the Gwynedd Volunteering Scheme, the Cambrian News reported.