A venue near Glasgow is to reopen soon with a special Easter pantomime.

Airdrie Town Hall will welcome visitors again in April, promising a full program of drama, music, comedy and cinema.

The building's new lease on life will start with the Easter pantomime, Rumpelstiltskin.

After being used by the NHS in recent years, the hall can now welcome up to 600 people in the main room.

Councillor Jim Logue, leader of North Lanarkshire Council, said: "The reopening of Airdrie Town Hall marks a significant milestone for our community. We're thrilled to be able to unveil a vibrant new programme of entertainment for 2024, showcasing the diverse talents of our area."

Provost Kenneth Duffy added: "The revival of Airdrie Town Hall as an arts and entertainment venue will be hugely welcomed by our residents.

“Audiences will really enjoy the enhanced facilities and with so many great live shows coming up, visitors will be in for a treat.”

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Craig Smart, creative resources and assets manager at North Lanarkshire Council, said: “The venue had a full refresh in recent months to prepare for a packed programme of performing arts and entertainment events.

"We have made improvements to the PA, sound, and lighting systems, to ensure a high-quality experience for our audiences, and relocated our box office team to be on-site for customer enquiries and to welcome the residents of North Lanarkshire and beyond.

"We can’t wait to fill the venue once again with comedy, family entertainment, music and more.”

The panto, starring Ian ‘Sheepie’ Smith, will run from Wednesday, April until Sunday, April 14.