Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council


The Princess Theatre and Arts Centre hopes to reopen January 2021.

The Princess Theatre and Arts Centre hopes to reopen January 2021.

Princess Theatre Auditorium

Saturday 15th August brought much delight to audiences all over the country, when venues were once again allowed to open their doors to the public.  However, many theatres and arts centres still remain closed as it is not financially viable for them to reopen under the current social distancing rules.

The Princess Theatre, Burnham on Sea, will reopen no earlier than January 2021.  Beccy Armory, Business Development Officer at the Princess said, “We have made the difficult decision to remain closed until at least January 2021.  COVID-19 has dealt the cultural sector a huge blow and, like many theatres up and down the country, we have been carefully navigating our way through the mess it has caused.  It has not been an easy decision but it is the right thing to do.”

Cllr Louise Parkin, Chairman of the Princess Committee said, “We know that this is disappointing for many, as it is for us, but we are committed to the health and safety of our staff and community, as well as the theatre and arts centre. 

Whilst social distancing measures remain as they are we must remain closed.  The Princess is grateful to so many for their support and kind donations especially our loyal audiences and the Arts Council.”

The Princess team are working hard behind the scenes to keep customers and colleagues up to date with developments and in the coming weeks will set out their new programme for 2021. 

During this period of closure, the arts centre will carry out statutory health and safety work and the planned refurbishment work funded by the EDF Community Impact Mitigation fund. 

2021 events can already be booked online and with acts such as Dom Joly, Lost Voice Guy and Absolute Bowie, next year is set to be an exciting change of direction for the Princess.

Click the link to visit the website; https://www.theprincesstheatre.co.uk/

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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. 

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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.
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