During a feature on Onda Azul Radio, the councillor for Culture, Alejandro Blanco, confirmed that Torrevieja theatre is closing.
The theatre, located on Plaza Miguel Hernández in Torrevieja, has been trading illegally without the correct licences. The councillor indicated that it had serious safety issues that need addressing before any permission to reopen would be given.
This is hoped to be a temporary closure, allowing the theatre management to carry out necessary activities to bring the building in line with current legal safety requirements, particularly fire safety systems. The interior stairwells are considered to be at most risk, and could cause a chimney-like effect in the event of a blaze.
Blanco went on to explain that the property had no business license although he said this could be reversed if the necessary works are undertaken to ensure the safety of staff and the public.
Work is expected to begin from the first day of closure. Blanco added that while a useable theatre offers numerous spaces and opportunities to offer a cultural program to respond to the needs of the town, it will have to wait until all the necessary renovations are complete.
The plans for the work are expected to last until January 2016 so for the moment all activities and ticket sales are on hold until further notice. Events have already been removed from the majority of online ticket sales outlets.
Spain Buddy would advise you that if you do stumble across any online tickets for the theatre in Torrevieja, to hold back from booking anything until closer to year end when an official opening date should be announced by the powers that be.