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Preston Playhouse gets grant funding to hit roof repair total

Posted on - 28th July, 2013 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Arts, News
The Playhouse has needed urgent repair work to its roof

The Playhouse has needed urgent repair work to its roof

Preston’s longest running theatre will continue to provide performances after extra funding arrived.

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The Preston Playhouse has been campaigning to get its roof restored.

A new round of small grants by the Theatres Trust has given £5,000 to the Playhouse’s Raise the Roof project.

It aims to seal and insultate the roof.

Alex Tagg, chairman of the trustees of the theatre, said it was the final step in securing the funding they needed.

He said: “This £5000 brings the current total of the ‘Raising the Roof’ campaign to some £23,000, which will enable us to complete the whole of the planned work to seal and insulate the roof.

“Individuals and societies have been most generous with their donations, time and energy in ensuring the success of our project to preserve the Playhouse as a home of live theatre in Preston, and this grant is the icing on the cake. A big ‘Thank you’ to everyone.”

The Playhouse on Market Street has been hosting shows since 1949.

Lancashire Police are still appealing for information about the theft of lights from the theatre which is still being renovated.

Do you use the theatre? What do you think about the funding? Have you donated? Let us know in the comments below

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