Barnyard closes smoking lounge

2010-10-28 00:00

THE Barnyard Theatre at Gateway is back up and running following a fire on Thursday last week.

Owner, Debbie Davidson, said that while the fire was contained thanks to the smoke alarm and sprinkler system being triggered, the full extent of the damage amounts to around R600 000.

The popular supper theatre venue, which is staging the tribute show Absolute 80’s until January next year, had to cancel five shows while they worked around the clock to get the theatre back in running order in time for Tuesday night’s performance.

Last week’s fire apparently started in the venue’s smoking lounge when one of the leather couches caught alight after the theatre had closed. To prevent this happening again, The Barnyard has taken the decision to make the venue fully non-smoking.

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