Felixstowe Spa Pavilion: Deal expected on venue

Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe
Image caption The seafront venue has been boarded up since it closed in January 2013

A deal to reopen a Suffolk theatre, which closed two years ago, is expected in "a few weeks".

Felixstowe's Spa Pavilion was closed after Suffolk Coastal District Council said it could no longer pay £250,000 a year to keep it open.

The council, which owns the building, has been searching for a new owner.

Ray Herring, council leader, said: "We have a business interest who's put forward a proposal and we're finalising an agreement to sell."

The 800-seat venue on the seafront closed in January 2013 after the council ended its subsidy to the private operator which was managing the theatre.

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