Latest: Roof Checks Begin On Theatres Around The UK

December 20
10:12 AM 2013

Following last night's ceiling collapse at the Apollo Theatre, theatre owners around the UK are carrying out emergency extra checks to ensure their venues are safe.

Nimax, who own the Apollo, have already said the incident is "shocking and upsetting".

ATG, who own theatres around the UK, told BWW:UK: "ATG is deeply saddened by last night's tragic incident at Nimax's Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.

"The company's thoughts are with everyone that has been affected and wishes those that were injured a full and speedy recovery.

"All ATG theatres are properly licensed, have appropriate ceiling certificates, receive regular building inspections and have recently undergone full satisfactory condition and structural surveys. ATG continually makes significant investments in the maintenance, upkeep and improvement of its venues to ensure the safety and comfort of its audiences as a top priority.

"As an extra precaution and in order to reassure our customers, ATG's ceiling contractors have begun additional ceiling and roof surveys within the company's theatres.

"ATG is firmly committed to the best health and safety practices throughout the company and follows strict industry guidelines.

"ATG's staff all receive regular training in emergency and evacuation procedures.

"ATG's West End theatres will be operating as normal today and performances will go ahead as planned."

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