Decision details

The Capitol - Recovery Plan

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The Cabinet Member for Leisure & Culture confirmed that the Capitol would reopen on 4 December with a Christmas programme of live performances, which were selling well. The challenges and uncertainty caused by the pandemic would continue into next year and programming had been adapted to take into account the lack of new film releases. The Head of Leisure & Culture advised of the need for flexibility to maximise customer experience while limiting costs. 




i)        To delegate authority for the decision on reducing opening days at The Capitol to the Director of Community Services, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture.




i)        The Covid 19 pandemic has disrupted The Capitol’s business model and severely reduced its ability to gain income from ticket sales. Government restrictions combined with the lack of available product (particularly film), mean that it may be necessary to vary the opening hours in the future.

Report author: Vicky Wise

Publication date: 27/11/2020

Date of decision: 26/11/2020

Decided at meeting: 26/11/2020 - Cabinet

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