IT is great to see the Majestic Theatre finally coming under a new ownership and management team who seem determined to bring some stability and creativity to compliment Darlington’s existing arts and theatre.

The Hippodrome will continue to get the headline productions but the Majestic, a totally independent venture run by volunteers, is destined to show some of the smaller and more niche acts.

This new team are working hard to demonstrate they are not going to make the same mistakes as the previous owners so it would be great if the people of Darlington get behind them and go visit the wonderful art deco bar and theatre.

Patrick Church, Darlington