THE Brunton's theatre auditorium has been closed until further notice after "structural issues" were discovered following roof inspections.

The Musselburgh theatre, located on the town's Ladywell Way, regularly hosts film screenings, theatre productions and comedy among other entertainment.

Planned inspections carried out today identified issues with the roof above the theatre auditorium, with survey work now extended to investigate the areas above Venue 1, Venue 2 and the Esk Rooms.

Those with tickets to events that have been affected by the closure have been contacted to "discuss options".

However, East Lothian Council also confirmed that the "arts service team are working with bookers of the theatre from now to the end of June to look at possible options including alternative dates and venues."

An East Lothian Council spokesperson added: "During planned roofing inspection works, structural issues have been identified within The Brunton theatre, Musselburgh.

"As a result, the theatre auditorium will remain closed temporarily whilst more detailed inspections are carried out.

"Customers or groups with existing bookings have been contacted to discuss the options available.

"The survey work will be widened to Venues 1 and 2 and Esk Rooms as these are covered by the same roofing structure.

"Further information about this and any impact for upcoming planned events within Venues 1 and 2 will be made public as soon as possible.

"The office areas within the building have been inspected and remain unaffected, and public access will be maintained to the cafe and reception area.

"Further information will be available when the survey work is completed."