Bournemouth Council has approved Â a change of use for the Pier Theatre.
This means that the theatre will close.
A condition is thatÂ the operator must keep a photographic record of the theatre and that any significant fixtures Â should be rescued for re-use.
This is important as the theatre was designed by Elisabeth Scott who was brought up on the West Cliff. He first job as a young architect was to design the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon.
Bournemouth is losing something very special.