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Cost of saving Gwent theatre which once hosted The Beatles rise by £1m

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THE cost of refurbishing a popular theatre which once played host to The Beatles has risen by more than £1 million – but councillors have pleaded for the investment to be made to save the venue.

Monmouthshire council has been left with an outstanding bill of £1,042,624 to refurbish Abergavenny’s Borough Theatre, on top of an initial estimate of £197,309 which has already been paid.

Funding of £278,000 is still to be found, and an extraordinary meeting with Abergavenny Town Council has been called to discuss a solution.

Closing the theatre, which has been in use for more than 100 years, is an option which has been included in a Monmouthshire........

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