June 2, 2011
name and look unveiled for Burnham-On-Sea theatre
Burnham-On-Sea theatre has this week been given a new name as
a major programme of improvements is kicked off.
'The Princess Theatre and Arts Centre' is the new name for the
facilities, which were previously called The Princess Hall.
Members of the committee who are overseeing the building on behalf
of the Town Council, which took control of it earlier this year,
met on Wednesday (June 1st) to finalise a programme of improvements
to the property.
The committee's chairman, Cllr Peter Burridge-Clayton, pictured,
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "A large number of improvements
has been agreed this week and are being put into priority order."
"The work includes modernising the bar and kitchen, carrying
out external decorations and making some structural changes to
the roof. We also want to introduce a new illuminated sign outside
to draw more attention to the building at night."
work will run into several thousand pounds. It will be partly
funded from the £90,000 that Sedgemoor District Council
allocated to the improvements when we took over earlier in the
He added that the new name has been unanimously backed by members
of the committee, explaining: "The new name puts more emphasis
on the events that will be held here - especially theatre and
arts performances - rather than the old name of The Princess Hall."
Burnham-On-sea.com first reported earlier this year on the transferal
of ownership of The Princess from Sedgemoor District Council
to Burnham and Highbridge Town Council. The District Council sold
The Princess for the nominal sum of £1, as we covered here.