Theatres Trust comments on decision to approve demolition of Futurist

At a planning meeting today (20/10/17) Scarborough Councillors voted in favour of demolition of the Futurist Theatre. The Futurist is on our Theatres at Risk Register.

We are extremely disappointed that Scarborough Borough Council has decided to approve the demolition of the Futurist Theatre.

Retention and reuse of the landmark Futurist as a performance venue had such clear public support, and was a real opportunity for the Council to listen to the wishes of its community.

We have requested that the planning application be called-in by the Secretary of State, and are awaiting their decision on the matter.