We were wondering just recently what was happening with Ryde Theatre after the sale to Platform One had fallen through.
Lo and behold, appearing as a new entry on the Forward Plan today is the Disposal of Ryde Theatre/Town Hall.
According to the paperwork a decision on the disposal of the venue will be made at the August Cabinet meeting.
History of the sale
It was way back on 19th January 2010 that the Cabinet agreed to sell both Shanklin and Ryde Theatre after first appearing in council papers in April 2009.
It’s over a year since Platform One pulled out of deal to take over the venue and subsequently offers had been invited for Ryde Theatre.
It will be interesting to see what comes of the iconic venue.
Why not listen to our interview with Jazzie B back in 2008 on the subject of the closure to hear what he has to say about it.
Image: © Ryde Theatre Militia – Save Ryde (and Shanklin) Theatres – used with the kind permission of Contrast TV