The Muni Arts Centre in Pontypridd, whose management company went bust earlier this year, looks set to reopen after the council confirmed it is in talks with a proposed new operator.
The venue’s closure in December was not the first time it had shut its doors – it previously closed and then reopened in 2014.
The converted church has not been in operation since the end of last year, but Rhondda Cynon Taff council has now said it has agreed to enter into formal negotiations with Awen Cultural Trust “to secure a positive future for the Muni Arts Centre as a cultural venue”.
A statement from the council said: “The council recognises the significant public support for the Muni as an arts venue and the council is working, within the financial restraints we face at this current time, to support a viable future for the facility.”
Five expressions of interest were submitted earlier this year, after which two formal business plans for the Muni were then reviewed by council officers, and the preferred operator chosen.
It is not yet known when the arts centre could reopen.