The Friends of the Leas Pavilion (FLP) was established in March 2015 as a community group campaigning to save the Leas Pavilion in response to local concerns. Its purpose and aims are to restore the Grade II listed building as a thriving creative space, supported by an income stream from complementary commercial activities, and put to uses which take into account its heritage significance and its place in the local community and economy. In 2018 the FLP became a Community Benefit Society, the Leas Community Trust.
The FLP and its many supporters, including local people with fond memories of happy times spent at the Pavilion, visitors to the town and prominent members of the acting profession do not believe that a building of such architectural merit and an important heritage asset for the town should be allowed to fall into continuing disrepair and disuse without strenuous efforts being made to save it. Our aim is to restore the Pavilion and return it to the place in the heart of the community that it held for so many years. Our determination to work for this conclusion is unabated.
To join the Friends or for further information, images and interviews please contact Liz Mulqueen, Chair of the Friends of the Leas Pavilion via our contact page.