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Llandudno’s Venue Cymru in line for £3 million refurbishment

Venue Cymru. Photo: Steve Daniels/Creative Commons

Venue Cymru in Llandudno, Wales is to undergo a £3 million redevelopment.

Planning permission has been granted by Conwy Council for the redevelopment, which will see a new dance studio and conference centre added to the existing 1,500-seat theatre, 1,500-capacity arena and conference rooms.

The redevelopment will also see improvements made to the venue’s foyer, and a new entrance will be created.

Conwy Council will match the £1.5 million provided by the European Union and Welsh Government.

A council cabinet report, which recommended the expenditure, said: “Tourism is a significant sector of the local economy, indirectly accounting for more than 12,000 jobs in Conwy county, which is 30% of the total jobs available.

“Tourism brings in £740 million to the local economy each year, and the improvements to Venue Cymru can only enhance activity within the sector.”

Work on the venue is due to start in September and is expected to be completed in summer 2019.