A thousand sign up to save Brighton Hippodrome

The Argus: A thousand sign up to save Brighton Hippodrome A thousand sign up to save Brighton Hippodrome

A campaign to retain a historic venue for live performances has more than 1,000 signatures.

Last year developers unveiled a £35 million plan to renovate the Hippodrome in Middle Street, Brighton, creating an eight-screen cinema and restaurants.

But campaigners want to see the historic venue, which has previously hosted performances by The Beatles and the Rolling Stones, used as either a proscenium theatre, a theatre-in-the-round or for circus performances, similar to the Roundhouse in London.


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6 It claimed it would help to make Brighton the “principal cultural hub of the south-east region”.

A petition launched in October received more than 1,000 signatures – just short of the 1,250 needed to trigger a debate at full council.

It will be presented to the council’s economic development and culture committee on January 23.

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8:48am Sat 11 Jan 14

jillyb1 says...

Time to move on ; far better to make use of a building than watch it become dilapidated .
Time to move on ; far better to make use of a building than watch it become dilapidated . jillyb1

9:33am Sat 11 Jan 14

upsidedowntuctuc says...

9000 (and counting ) lees than saving the Speed Trials Greens will ignore both...
under 16 months to go...
9000 (and counting ) lees than saving the Speed Trials Greens will ignore both... under 16 months to go... upsidedowntuctuc

4:12pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Take it Personally says...

wasn't aware of the petition! Would have definitely signed it!
wasn't aware of the petition! Would have definitely signed it! Take it Personally

1:54pm Fri 24 Jan 14

jo_brown says...

lets get on with it before we have a west pier on our hands! looks like a beautiful resoration with some added new contemporary architecture..
lets get on with it before we have a west pier on our hands! looks like a beautiful resoration with some added new contemporary architecture.. jo_brown

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