Poll results: 61% of users think Exeter needs a new theatre
The results have been finalised in our poll ‘Does Exeter need a new theatre’ and votes have shown that the majority of users feel that Exeter does need a new theatre.
Hundreds voted in the poll that started in early Decemeber with 60% voting yes and 40% no.
In another poll in October we asked what would you like to see in the redevelopment of the bus station site. This resulted in many readers contacting us to suggest a new theatre. In the same poll 47% said a swimming pool and 16% said new shops.
In September more than 300 people signed a petition calling for a theatre in the centre of Exeter and in early December a meeting was organised by Exeter Civic Society on the matter.
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The civic society, which has made it clear it is neither for nor against a new theatre, has agreed to host further meetings.
The initial meeting arose following discussions about the re-development of Exeter's bus and coach station, which many see as being a great location for a new 1,200-seat theatre.
The city council takes the view it would rather have a new swimming pool as part of the redevelopment.