A theatre in Barking has been forced to reschedule some shows amid concerns over crumbling concrete found on site. 

The Broadway Theatre made the announcement over their social media platforms, adding change would be implemented with "immediate effect".

The move comes after a building survey at the theatre, which uncovered the presence of reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC). 

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A spokesperson for The Broadway Theatre said: "Following the discovery of RAAC at our Broadway Theatre, we are awaiting a full structural survey, due to take place within the next few weeks.

"At this time, we believe it will be necessary to reschedule any shows up until the end of February.

"All ticket holders for affected shows will be contacted with rescheduled dates at the earliest opportunity.

"The Broadway is sorry for any inconvenience caused to our valued audiences and stakeholders.  We will share further information as soon as we have it.”

It is unclear as to when the theatre will welcome audiences back.