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The Princess Theatre, Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset

The Princess, built in 1869 has seen many guises; an old Market House, Town Hall, a Council Chamber and a Fire Station. The Theatre is now owned and run by Burnham on Sea and Highbridge town council and is the only Theatre and Arts Centre in Burnham on Sea.

In 1994 the owners, Sedgemoor District Council embarked upon a major refurbishment programme, renovating the venue internally, taking out the first floor theatre to provide a spacious auditorium and a proscenium arch theatre with a fly tower.

Officially reopened by HRH Princess Alexandra on the 8th June 1995. The Princess Hall, as it was known, was re-named The Princess to herald its renaissance and indicate it was not only a hall, but also a theatre, conference centre and more.

In 2006, due to financial pressures, Sedgemoor District Council announced its intention to find alternative organisations to run The Princess as it was no longer able to support the facility. Local groups rallied to gather support for the theatre
Open between Tuesday and Sunday
The Princess Theatre, Princess Street, Burnham-on-Sea, TA8 1EH, Somerset TA8 1EH
Contact telephone: 01278784464 Call to check latest times or cancellations.