Trafalgar Leisure, the corporate based and operated by Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire, has acquired the foremost UK regional theatre operator HQ Theatres.
Panter and Squire’s new enterprise, which they launched in 2016 after stepping down from Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG), has grown at a speedy tempo. This 12 months it should unveil the redeveloped Trafalgar Theatre within the West Finish in addition to the newly refurbished Theatre Royal Sydney.
HQ was based as a part of Nick Thomas’s Qdos Leisure Group. It operates 11 venues within the UK together with Southend Cliffs Pavilion, G Dwell in Guildford, Bromley’s Churchill Theatre and the Orchard Theatre, Dartford.
Rosemary Squire mentioned: “HQ Theatres is a incredible enterprise and on behalf of the staff at Trafalgar Leisure, we’re thrilled to be partnering with them for the longer term. It is a credit score to the entire staff that they’ve navigated the latest closure interval so efficiently and are poised to emerge intact and properly positioned for future progress because the sector rebuilds.”
Julian Russell, CEO of HQ Theatres added: “In the present day’s announcement is a vote of confidence for our enterprise and for the sector as an entire. It’s also an acknowledgment of the extraordinary dedication, dedication and laborious work of all the HQ staff. After a tumultuous 2020 this partnership will assist to fast-track our restoration plans and provides a variety of thrilling alternatives for the event of HQ Theatres sooner or later.”
Additional particulars of the deal, which was accomplished on 27 March, weren’t disclosed.