South Ayrshire Council Report on Gaiety Theatre Progress

A Community Engagement Event held within South Ayrshire Council’s County Buildings attracted an impressive array of key representatives from the Arts and Culture Community, to provide them with an update on progress and to enable them to help shape the future strategy for the Gaiety Theatre in Ayr.

The purpose of the evening was to provide members of the Arts and Culture Community with a first hand opportunity to hear about progress regarding the Gaiety Theatre and to enable them to contribute to and comment on the proposed process to be used to identify the correct partner to secure the long term future of the Gaiety.

Councillor Margaret Toner, Depute Leader of the Council and Portfolio Carrier for Arts and Culture said: “Vital to this process is developing a future strategy that takes into account community aspirations for the provision of arts, culture and performance. Securing a commitment from enthusiastic parties to work in partnership with the Council is crucial to its success.

“We want a preferred bidder to be nominated who would work in partnership with the Steering Group to establish a sound business case, an appropriate legal entity and a robust plan of action.”

In order to ensure that the future of the Gaiety is closely aligned with community aspirations the Council will continue to engage with key community organisations and others through this complex process.

Contact: Murdoch MacDonald
Phone: 01292 281498