Security tightened at Waterside in wake of Paris theatre attack

The Waterside Theatre
The Waterside Theatre

The most deadly of the Paris attacks was a massacre at the Bataclan Theatre.

During the attrocity terrorists burst into the venue which was packed for a rock concert, shooting dead 89 people and leaving others injured.

Around Europe venues have stepped up security, and many touring acts including Foo Fighters and Prince have cancelled performances.

The Waterside is no exception, and while no performances are cancelled, deputy general manager Simon 
Maples said: ‘The safety of our audiences, visiting companies and staff continues to be absolutely paramount, and we’d like to reassure our visitors that it is business as usual.

“We’d also like to thank our customers for their patience, cooperation and understanding with the security procedures in place at the venue.”

Security measures have been reviewed across the venues run by Waterside mangers ATG in wake of the tragedy.