Revamped 850-seat theatre to open at Westlands Leisure Complex, Somerset
A revamped 850-seat theatre and entertainment venue is set to open next year in Somerset.
Westlands Leisure Complex, which houses a leisure centre and a large entertainment space, was closed by the local council in September 2015. But after a major redevelopment by the council the venue will open once more for theatre, music, comedy and film events at the end of March 2017.
The new entertainment centre, known as Westlands, will have capacity for 850 people at theatre or seated events, and room for 1,000 for standing shows.
Sightlines on the flat floor seating have been improved, and there have been significant upgrades to the decor.
Among the first shows at the venue will be cinema screenings of the West End show The Importance of Being Earnest, as well as of two Royal Opera House shows.
Adam Burgan, the arts and entertainment manager for Westlands, said: “The programme is shaping up nicely and we are pleased that now the opening dates have firmed up we are actively taking bookings for regular hirers and working with promoters to present a vibrant entertainment programme.”
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