Decision details

Beck Theatre, Hayes: Management Contract Extension

Decision Maker: CABINET

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes




That Cabinet:


1.     Agrees the extension of the existing contract to ensure the continued delivery of high-quality theatre and cultural offer at the Beck Theatre, Hayes, until July 2024 with a 6-month break clause.


2.     Agrees to renew the lease at a peppercorn rent for this extension period on similar terms as current arrangement.


Reasons for decision


Cabinet agreed the extension of the existing contract held by HQ Theatres for the management of Beck Theatre, noting this would enable the Theatre to continue its annual programme of professional theatrical productions, as well as contributing to the Borough’s broader cultural offer. The Cabinet Member for Families, Education and Wellbeing informed Cabinet of the wider economic impact the Theatre delivers to the local economy.


Alternative options considered and rejected


Cabinet considered other options as set out in the report.


Relevant Select Committee

Families, Health and Wellbeing

Expiry date for any scrutiny call-in / date decision can be implemented (if no call-in)

5pm, Friday 1 April 2022

Officer(s) to action

Darren Deeks





Whilst the Cabinet's decisions above are always made public, the officer report relating to this matter is not because it was considered in the private part of the meeting and contained information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the Authority holding that information) and the public interest in withholding the information outweighed the public interest in disclosing it in accordance with Section 100(A) and paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12 (A) to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).



Publication date: 25/03/2022

Date of decision: 24/03/2022

Decided at meeting: 24/03/2022 - CABINET

Effective from: 02/04/2022

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