Some of you may have read aghast yesterday of the news that the Rhyl Pavilion Theatre is set for closure amidst turmoil for many other attractions in the seaside town. NorthWales.com is able to tell you that this is simply not the case.
In the aforementioned article by The Daily Post, it states that the theatre would have to cease operations as the Sun Centre is ceasing operations. However, contrary to those reports, Rhyl Pavilion has a bright future ahead of it.
The facts are anything but worrying and are actually a reflection of Denbighshire Leisure’s desire to push the Pavilion forward as a contemporary and modern venue for people of all ages. Rather than facing “the threat of closure”, the Pavilion faces only the possibility of closing temporarily as it undergoes refurbishment. A struggling business would not be able to expand so Rhyl Pavilion doing just that indicates that there is no threat of permanent closure, despite misleading headlines.
In the face of the recent closures forced upon the Rhyl Sun Centre and the Nova in Prestatyn, many people have been pushing the panic button for the attractions of many seaside towns throughout North Wales. News circulating lately has proven that although the future of the Nova and Sun centre remains unclear, the measures being taken behind the scenes could lead to a positive future for the businesses after Clwyd Leisure were forced into closure after going into administration.
Denbighshire Council has released the following statement “The developments are intended to enhance the theatre. In the short to medium term, the council will be looking to tidy up the theatre and continue a programme of improvements, which have recently seen new dressing rooms, procuring better sound and lighting and tidying up the main entrance.
“The council is fully committed to keeping and improving the current theatre offer.”
Plans for Denbighshire County Council’s vision for leisure and tourism have now been approved by the Council’s Cabinet and include a new Aquatic Centre as well as a range of developments along the coast.
Despite the present state of Denbighshire’s seaside attractions being decidedly unsettled, the future looks very prosperous for many, including the town of Rhyl and its famous theatre.