THEATR Clwyd and Glyndŵr University are working in a new partnership to secure the the future of Wrexham’s William Aston Hall.

A number of events at the venue have been cancelled due to the collapse of VMS Wrexham - which ran events at the facility.

The company was liquidated late last year - leaving uncertainty over the venues future, and questions whether people get money back on cancelled events, such as a Jason Manford stand-up gig.

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But on Wednesday (February 23), Theatr Clwyd announced it is working to secure the future of the venue, in partnership with Glyndwr University - where it is based.

Theatr Clwyd said it is "building for the long-term" to ensure its programme "grows in harmony" with Wrexham. It said things will be taken slowly - "step-by-step working to rebuild trust"

The theatre said it will be running a limited programme before a full roster of events returns in 2023.

Liam Evans-Ford, Theatr Clwyd’s executive director, said: “We’re excited to be working together in partnership with Glyndŵr University to inject new life into this vital venue for both Wrexham and North Wales.

"We are building for the long-term and while we won’t be offering a full programme of events until 2023, we will make sure that this partnership and the work we present delivers for our communities in Wrexham and beyond and strengthens Wrexham’s City of Culture bid, but also the broader North Wales arts scene.”

Lynda Powell, Wrexham Glyndŵr University’s executive director of operations, added: "Following a robust tender exercise, the university is delighted to announce Theatr Clwyd as the new operator of the William Aston Hall.

"A new lease agreement will be signed by April 1 and this will enable us to enhance and expand the events programme within William Aston Hall as well as provide opportunities for our students, who will benefit from Theatr Clwyd’s industry knowledge. William Aston Hall is a key part of our university and we can’t wait to see what 2023 brings.”