Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council

Press Release – Princess Theatre 20/03/2020

Press Release – Princess Theatre 20/03/2020

Princess Theatre & Arts Centre closed until further notice

Following Government announcements today, the Council has taken the decision to close the Princess Theatre and Arts Centre to the public until further notice. 

Throughout the week staff and volunteers have worked tirelessly to fairly prioritise communications chronologically to both ticket holders and incoming shows, artists and companies.  

It is recognised that this has been a difficult week for the entertainment industry across the country.  Beccy Armory, the Princess Business Development Officer stated that putting up postponed and cancelled signs has been “heart-breaking,” even though staff and volunteers know it is the right thing to do for the safety of the community.

This year had got off to a strong start for the Theatre, seeing greater audience numbers than ever before, with a busy café space and a full calendar of activities secured for the coming months.  The Council will now work with staff to plan ahead for a future point when it can pick up the momentum once again.

The Princess is appealing to ticket holders to be patient and to please wait for contact from the theatre rather than getting in touch.  We are working towards postponing all shows where we can and in that instance all tickets purchased will be valid for subsequent future dates.  Where events are cancelled you will receive a refund.   Alternatively, you might choose to donate the cost of your ticket to The Friends of the Princess who work with the theatre to improve facilities for the benefit of all.  

The Council and Princess staff are grateful to the loyal audiences for their support. Thanks go out to the dedicated volunteers for their tireless support. We look forward to seeing you all again in the future.


Notes for press: Unless specified otherwise, this press release is a statement sent on behalf of the Town Council and should not be attributed to any person.

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Financial Risk Management Policy - March 2023

Grant Application Kings Coronation Form

The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III will take place on Saturday 6th May 2023, with an additional bank holiday on Monday 8th May 2023.

We are keen to hear from groups/organisations in Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge that are looking to celebrate the Coronation. The Town Council has £1500 available to allocate to events being organised to celebrate the Kings Coronation. The maximum grant to be allocated per event will be £500.

You must meet the following criteria for your application to be considered:

– The event will be open to all members of the public

– The event will be free of charge

– The event will take place within the Coronation weekend

– The event will take place within Burnham on Sea or Highbridge


Applications will close on Monday 6th March at midday. 

Your organisation and contact details

What happens next....
Applications will be considered at the Finance and Resources Committee Meeting on Monday 13th March 2023. You will be notified after this date whether your application has been successful.
Burnham & Highbridge Town Council takes your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information for the purposes of contacting you about this grant. The Council’s privacy notice can be found here.

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