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Ion Development has completed works to Rhyl’s Pavilion Theatre, transforming the look of the seaside entertainment venue. The £2.4m project included a full remodelling of the front and rear entrances, an over clad, and an upgraded extension to the east car park increasing the capacity to 96 spaces with an additional 158 in an overspill area.

Prior to the Pavilion Theatre, the Liverpool based developer was also responsible for refurbishing the sky tower further down the waterfront, incorporating feature lighting.

The refurbishment of the theatre is part of Denbighshire County Council’s work on developing Rhyl’s waterfront which includes a brand-new waterpark opening in 2019. Denbighshire have also been responsible for the refurbishment of the façade and internal fittings in the theatre as well as the concept and delivery of the recently opened restaurant, 1891, located at the Pavilion Theatre.

Steve Parry, managing director of Ion Development said: ‘The Pavilion Theatre has been a brilliant example of how to restore and remodel an entertainment or leisure area using the core of the original structure. The re-model and the new restaurant will breathe new life into the theatre and the waterfront in Rhyl.’

Cllr Hugh Evans OBE, Leader of Denbighshire County Council, said: ‘The refurbishment of the Pavilion Theatre has improved the offer and ensures this fantastic theatre will remain a first-class venue for many years to come. Along with other developments in the town, the refurbished Pavilion Theatre is enhancing the draw for visitors to the town and provides residents with great facilities as well.’

Councillor Bobby Feeley, lead member for Well-being and Independence, said: ‘It is great to see the excellent refurbishment work has now been completed at the Pavilion Theatre. The exterior of the theatre now forms part of Rhyl’s illuminated waterfront which is already proving popular with residents and visitors. The Pavilion Theatre will continue to offer theatre-goers a wide range of entertainment for years to come.’