Decision details

Decision Maker: Assistant Director (Economic Growth & Leisure)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Princes Theatre was last redecorated in 2011, over 12 years ago. Due to heavy wear and tear, over time the aesthetics of the interior of the Theatre has declined in line with its usage. In addition to this, the Essex Hall was last redecorated in 2016, due to its use as a welcome area and bar, the quality of the décor has also declined consistent with usage.


To use the Restoration Fund to facilitate the Princes Theatre and Essex Hall redecoration.

The Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Public Realm was consulted and has concurred with this decision being made.

Alternative options considered:

Option -1 Not to redecorate. This will make it harder to be attractive to potential Hires, Acts and weddings
Option -2 To redecorate as per the decision made. This is the chosen option.

Publication date: 15/11/2023

Date of decision: 15/11/2023