Scarborough’s Futurist on ‘at risk’ list

100332d''The Futurist Theatre
100332d''The Futurist Theatre

The Theatres Trust has revealed its annual ‘at risk’ list today and it, again includes the Futurist on Scarborough seafront.

The overall number of buildings on the list has reduced from 56 to 49 in the past year.

The trust said the theatre’s on thelist are “at risk of being lost unless owners recognise they are responsible for community assets and work with trusts and local communities to secure their future.”

It also highlights how a lack of care and investment leaves theatres particularly vulnerable to neglect while opportunities to harness the social and cultural value of theatres are being lost.

THere are currently plans to develop the prime seafront site on the south side, but not necessarily as a theatre.