Cromer Pier to welcome audiences back on Thursday

Just Regional
Dec 9, 2013 3 mins read

The Pavilion Theatre, Cromer Pier will once again be welcoming audiences to the Cromer Christmas Show from Thursday 12 December when the theatre re-opens after the damage caused by the storm surge last Thursday.

A weekend of hard work by members of the Cromer Pier Staff, North Norfolk District Council and the Contractors FPE Global has seen a remarkable transformation from a scene of almost total devastation.

General Manager Rebecca Wass said “I would like to say an enormous thank you to everyone who has worked so hard over the weekend to get us up and running again, I can not praise the North Norfolk District Council enough they have been brilliant and understood the urgency to get the theatre open” She continued,  “my thanks also to FPE Global who gave up their weekend to undertake the repairs to the bar and theatre and to the theatre staff who have rallied round.

I also have to mention the many offers of help we have received from members of the public and to Barry Parsons of Ardvac for his help with cleaning in the bar.”

At present the Box Office, gift shop and Coffee Reef remain closed as they were hit the hardest by the surge. A temporary Box Office has been set up in the Pavilion Bar, which at present has only one telephone line in. Anyone who has already purchased tickets for shows from 12th December will not be affected and should arrive as normal for the shows.  At present the Box Office can only issue tickets for performances of the day but it is hoped that by the end of the week a fully function Box Office will be established so that tickets can once again be purchased in advance. Rebecca Wass has asked all those who have tickets for shows that have been cancelled to wait for the Box Office staff to contact them personally to arrange to discuss their purchase. It is hoped that the new computer system will be up and running next week and that the data can then be retrieved so that all customers can be contacted.

North Norfolk District Council has surveyed the pier and found no major problems and have declared it safe for members of the public to use. However they ask that everyone who visits the pier stay within the designated areas while repair work continues. The promenade will be open to taxis and mini coaches to drop off and pick up as normal in front to the pier.

For further information please contact Bruce Stratton CTIS Ltd

01263 515900 – 07850 050715


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