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Saturday, 19 January 2008

Bowing out?


The Advertiser this week reports that a shadow is hanging over the future of Tameside Hippodrome. [see report]

The 1200-seat theatre, on Oldham Road, Ashton, belongs to Tameside Council but has been managed for them by Live Nation since 1993. Live Nation. which also runs the Palace, Apollo and Opera House in Manchester, is not renewing its contract.

The future of the theatre depends on whether the council is able to attract another agency to manage it.

The theatre opened in 1904 as the Empire Theatre. These days many people's idea of an entertaining afternoon out seems to be a visit to IKEA just along the road!

1 comment:

  1. hi i would not like to see tameside theatre close it would be a great loss to ashton and tameside

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