Haymarket Theatre (Leicester)
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The Haymarket Theatre was a theatre in Leicester, England, based in the Haymarket Shopping Centre on Belgrave Gate in Leicester city centre. The theatre closed at the end of 2006 and has been replaced by the Curve Theatre. The last show on was Wizard of Oz starring Helena Blackman and Ceri Dupree.
The venue has had a mixed history of successes and failures, suffering a brief closure from 2003 to 2004 due to financial problems. However, it is understood that the theatre drew a net profit in its final season two years later.
Leicester Theatre Trust
The Leicester Theatre Trust (LTT) formed in 1973 as an independent charitable body, it is a regularly funded client of Arts Council England and receives annual revenue funding from Leicester City Council. From 1973 to 2007, the organisation programmed and operated the Haymarket Theatre, which closed at the end of January 2007, with a varied offer, aimed at attracting a broad and diverse audience, reflecting the nature of the city and its surrounds. The LTT offices, previously based in the Haymarket, moved to Rutland Street, next to the new theatre named "Curve", which opened on 11 November 2008.
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