Organisers of an alcoholic event have moved its dates because of objections from the festival theatre.
Tom Kerridge presents ‘Pub in the Park’ applied for the licence for its event at Oaklands Park to be held for three days on May 29-31.
The licence included indoor and outdoor films, recorded music, live music outdoors and sale by retail of alcohol.
Following a period of working alongside the Chichester Festival Theatre regarding their concerns about the disruption of their planned production schedule, the organiser have decided to move Pub in the Park forward to Saturday, May 23 to Monday May 25 to keep any disruption to a minimum.
Steve Lane, managing director of Pub in the Park said: “Pub in the Park is committed to bringing the finest food, music and chefs to the heart of local communities and to become a welcome and complementary addition to the local events calendar.
“In recent weeks, we have been working closely with the Chichester Festival Theatre to address their concerns about the potential noise disruption to their planned productions during our event.
“To minimise any potential disturbance to visitors to the theatre during our festival opening times, we have taken the decision to bring Pub in the Park Chichester forward.”
The representation by Chichester Festival Theatre included objection to the noise which may be deemed as disruptive to those watching plays.
It read: “…we welcome and support the idea of an event such as this in Chichester. However… the noise bleed from the live music into the theatre auditoriums could be hugely disruptive and is highly likely to lead to complaints from our audience and demands for ticket refunds…”
Councillors at the Chichester District Council’s alcohol and entertainment licensing sub-committee held yesterday granted the proposals out forward by event organisers.
Tickets to Pub in the Park Chichester go on general sale at 10am on Friday, February 7.