Derby’s Assembly Rooms will be closed until May due to the huge fire in the venue’s car park.
Shows will be cancelled, up to and including Sunday, May 11.
A spokesman for the venue said: “The damage caused by the major fire in the plant room on the roof of the Assembly Rooms car park on Friday evening, is extensive. At present, the site is structurally unsound making any work to assess the total damage a high risk and therefore time consuming. To ensure safety of the public the car park and Full Street will remain closed until further notice.”
All of the services that supply the Assembly Rooms were in the plant room and have been destroyed.
The plant room will have to be demolished before being replaced.
While the clean up operations get underway and initial works are undertaken thevenue will be closed for at least the next eight weeks.
The Derby LIVE Box Office team will be contacting all customers as soon as possible to arrange either an exchange to a new date or full refunds.
Shows hit included Anton du Beke and Steve Tilston Trio on Friday, Beyond the Barricade on Saturday and Grimethorpe Colliery Band on Sunday.
Dates featuring top TV comic Sarah Millican (inset picture) yesterday, today and tomorrow, and Friday’s Evening of Burlesque (main picture) and Julian Joseph Trio in the Darwin have also been hit.
Also hit are Paul Carrack on Sunday.
All other scheduled Derby LIVE events in the Guildhall Theatre, on the Market Place and elsewhere, will go ahead as planned.
To read the full list of cancelled shows go to www.ripleyandheanornews.co.uk.
The cancelled shows include:
Friday 14 March Anton du Beke and Steve Tilston Trio
Saturday 15 March Beyond the Barricade
Sunday 16 March, Grimethorpe Colliery Band
Monday 17 March the Tea Dance
Tuesday 18, Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 March Sarah Millican
Friday 21 March An Evening of Burlesque and Julian Joseph Trio
Saturday 22 March Paul Carrack and Interrobang
Sunday 23 March Derbyshire Music Education Hub’s Celebration Concert
Monday 24 March Tea Dance
Tuesday 25 - Saturday 29 March New Jersey Nights
Thursday 27 March Andy Kirkpatrick
Friday 28 March Andy McKee
Saturday 29 March An Evening with Michael Dodd
Monday 31 March Tea Dance
Tuesday 1 April The Good Old Days of Music Hall & Variety
Wednesday 2 April Sinfonia Viva
Thursday 3 April Charlie Landsborough
Friday 4 April A Night of Dirty Dancing
Saturday 5 April Joel Dommett and Gala Concert
Monday 7 April Tea Dance
Friday 11 April Kerry Godliman
Saturday 12 April Funhouse Comedy Club
Monday 7 - Saturday 12 April Buddy - the Buddy Holly Story
Monday 14 April Tea Dance and Russell Brand
Tuesday 15 April Hot Flush
Saturday 19 April Monsters of Mock, Interrobang and EPD Championships
Tuesday 22 - Wednesday 23 April Peter Pan
Thursday 24 April That’ll Be The Day
Friday 25 April Nights on Broadway and European Jazz Ensemble
Saturday 26 April Dave Swarbrick & Said the Maiden
Monday 28 April Tea Dance
Tuesday 29 April The Hallé
Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 April Aliens Love Underpants
Friday 2 May Pasadena Roof Orchestra
Saturday 3 May Son Yambu and Jane McDonald
Sunday 4 May Championship Boxing
Tuesday 6 May Return of the Grumpy Old Women
Wednesday 7 May The Solid Silver ‘60s Show
Thursday 8 May Matt Richardson
Friday 9 May Singalonga Grease and England Away
Saturday 10 May Feast of Folk and Interrobang
Sunday 11 May Evolution