1970 – Should the Theatre Royal Survive?
As the twentieth century wore on the Theatre Royal was now resembling a battered relic from its Victorian bygone age. With a vision to refurbish the venue, Nottingham City Council created plans for a new modern Festival Hall complex. However, during a time of austerity in the 1970s such a scheme was deemed highly controversial. Listen on to hear the arguments that raged in both the Council House and on the letters page of the Nottingham Evening Post.