Oldham’s council leader says the Coliseum theatre building couldn’t have been saved despite a new report suggesting it could reopen.
The Fairbottom Street venue closed at the end of March after the theatre was dropped from the Arts Council England funding portfolio despite a passionate campaign by actors, the union Equity and residents to keep it operational.
Oldham council says that it had reached an agreement with the theatre ‘more than ten years ago’ that the building was ‘not fit for purpose’.
The Coliseum theatre company has been chosen as the ‘anchor’ tenant for a £26m new theatre in the town in the former Post Office and Quaker meeting house on Union Street.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk
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