THE closure of parts of The Brunton has been extended following the confirmation that a second hall inside the theatre is affected by "structural issues" in the roof.

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

It was announced yesterday by East Lothian Council that the theatre auditorium was to close until further notice after planned roofing inspections identified problems with the structure.

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However, it has been announced today that Venue 1 has also been closed, with all events that were due to take place cancelled until survey work is completed.

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."

No timescale for the reopening of the auditorium and Venue 1 has been declared, with council officials waiting on the results of the survey work before making an announcement.

Other parts of the building remain largely unaffected, with offices, cafe and the reception area remaining accessible to the public.

An East Lothian Council spokesperson said: “All events that were due to be held in Venue 1 have been cancelled until the survey of the roof is completed.

"The survey work is currently being carried out and will continue into next week.

"The arts service team are working with groups that have booked the theatre to assist with securing alternative venues or dates and updates on these will be provided in due course."

Jeremy Balfour, MSP for Lothian, shared his disappointment that such a vital cultural space in the town had been forced to temporarily close.

He said: "It's unfortunate to hear that the theatre auditorium at The Brunton in Musselburgh has been temporarily closed.

"This closure will likely have an impact on the local arts and cultural scene, as well as the venue's staff and patrons.

"It's important that the necessary repairs and improvements are made to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all when the auditorium reopens.

"I look forward to the reopening of The Brunton theatre."