THE IMPACT of a major blaze has left Glasgow’s Pavilion Theatre (cap. 1,449) unable to open, causing shows to be cancelled for at least the next two months.
A huge fire at Victoria’s nightclub, which the theatre backs onto, on 22 March has left the 114-year-old Pavilion badly smoke damaged. At one stage it was feared the theatre may also be engulfed in flames as they threatened to spread while being battled by more than 100 firefighters.
“This was probably one of the worst and most complicated fires in Glasgow for a long time and it was only due to the dedicated and experienced Fire and Rescue staff that the Pavilion survived,” says general manager Iain Gordon.
“The amount of smoke that entered the building could possibly take weeks to clear.”
Staff at the theatre have been told by Glasgow City Council Building Control they will not be able to access the venue for around two months, as nearby buildings need to be pulled down.
Among cancelled shows included Suggs, A Vision of Elvis and Rumours of Fleetwood Mac