Whitby Pavilion Update
Tuesday 7 July 2021
Whitby Pavilion WILL NOT be closing permanently.
Very regrettably, we have this week (6th July 2020) begun consulting with staff on the possible need to make redundancies in order to reduce the operating costs for our venues across SIV's entertainment venue portfolio.
We can confirm categorically that there is no plan for the permanent closure of both Whitby Pavilion & Scarborough Spa.
SIV are currently working closely with Scarborough Borough Council during these challenging times to ensure that the Scarborough Spa and Whitby Pavilion are sustainable for the future.
We are working with the industry and event organisers and promoters to plan for a very exciting future and look forward to welcoming you back to both our venues as soon as possible.
All updates regarding our upcoming events will be posted on our Social Media outlets and our website.
Statement from Andrew Snelling chief executive of Sheffield City Trust:
“Clearly these are very challenging times for all organisations operating in the leisure and entertainment industry as we await government guidance on how and when we can open our venues.
“Working closely with Scarborough Borough Council, Sheffield City Trust runs a variety of arts and entertainment facilities. It has become apparent that concerts, shows and large attendance events will not be possible in the short and medium term, so this leaves us with decisions to make regarding how we sustain venues such as Scarborough Spa and Whitby Pavilion".
“We have written to employees who are affected by the venues they work at being unable to open and explained we have begun a consultation process which may lead to redundancies".
“It is not a decision that has been taken lightly but venues that are generating no income will only need a much-reduced workforce to carry out essential maintenance while they are mothballed awaiting a change in circumstances".
“The UK Government’s announcement regarding a support package for the arts, entertainment and music industry is welcomed. We await further detailed information regarding funding availability for our venues and will ensure that everything is done to protect jobs".
“We are working closely with Scarborough Borough Council during these challenging times to ensure that the Scarborough Spa and Whitby Pavilion are sustainable for the future.”