1 Nov 2020

Last chance to have say on Hamilton's Founders Theatre

9:43 am on 1 November 2020

Time is running out for the public to have their say on the future of the Founders Theatre site in Hamilton.

Founders Theatre - modern.

Redeveloping the Founders Theatre is estimated to cost $20 million. Photo: Supplied: Hamilton City Council

The 58-year old building was closed four years ago due to safety concerns.

Three options are on the table, with two involving the demolition of the theatre and turning the site into a park.

The third option is for any group wanting to use part of the building for community purposes to come up with a business plan and a long-term funding proposal that doesn't include council money.

Public submissions close on Tuesday.

A new theatre is planned for the city's Victoria Street.

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