Plans unveiled for £5m refurbishment of Skegness Embassy Theatre

Fresh pictures of what Skegness’ Embassy Theatre will look like once it’s been refurbished have been release. The redevelopment is part of a £5 million funded culture regeneration scheme in the town.

Widely regarded as the Lincolnshire coast’s premier live entertainment venue, the Embassy Theatre in Skegness has put on shows for over a century. Now, it hopes to mould into the modern era with a major refurbishment.

A planning application submitted by East Lindsey District Council seeks permission to extend the courtyard area to the south elevation and the car park area to the north elevation of the building on Grand Parade.

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It would also give a facelift to the Embassy Theatre’s main entrance, with new signage and canopy areas, alongside “minor landscaping” to improve its external appearance.

It is set to be funded by some £5 million from Arts Council England’s Cultural Development Fund, granted to East Lindsey District Council last year for a refurbishment of the Embassy Theatre, and regeneration of the Skegness Pier.

Inside the Embassy Theatre’s planning application, there are details for upgrading seating in the theatre itself, an extension to the stage store, and more multi-use areas. Plans were submitted on June 14, and the council’s planning officers will consider the proposal in the coming weeks.

The plans will be considered in the coming weeks
The plans will be considered in the coming weeks

If approved, the extension would cater for the creation of four additional full-time jobs at the Embassy Theatre, bringing the total employment opportunities at the site to 17.

At the time of reporting, no planning application has been submitted for the works at Skegness Pier, which include potentially improving accessibility, renewing lighting and furniture, and the construction of a new multi-use amphitheatre space for seating and public events.

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