Apollo Theatre Latest: Safety Checks All 'Up-To-Date'

December 20
2:36 PM 2013
Apollo Theatre Latest: Safety Checks All 'Up-To-Date'

Westminster City Council, in charge of licensing in Theatreland, have confirmed that the Apollo Theatre's health and safety paperwork was up-to-date prior to last night's ceiling collapse.

Cllr Philippa Roe, Westminster City Council leader, said to BWW:UK: "Our teams have been on site at the Apollo Theatre last night and again this morning and will remain on site until all checks are complete. As the investigation is ongoing, we are unable to comment further on specifics.

"However, we can say that the Apollo's health and safety checks are up to date.

"Each historic theatre is unique and we have no reason to believe this is other than an isolated incident. We have confirmed with the Society of London Theatre that all theatres' safety checks are up to date, however as a precaution, all historic theatres are carrying out further safety checks today."

This follows SOLT's statement this morning assuring theatregoers that all venues were rigorously tested, and the Mayor of London's plea for visitors to continue their trips to the city and its theatres.

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