Stroud Town Council is launching a campaign to get people involved in safeguarding the future of the Subscription Rooms.
It wants to hear from people in the town and beyond to find out what people want to happen to the facility.
Stroud District Council is carrying out a review of the Sub Rooms as part of its asset review.
It is the only district-council run arts and entertainment venue in the district. Last year it spent £415,000 subsidising the running costs of the venue.
Among the possible options are transferring the management of the Sub Rooms to a community-based group or trust or closing the venue and selling the property.
A report will be considered by the district council’s strategy and resources committee in January. The committee will then approve a shortlist of options to investigate in more detail to come up with final proposals.
The Town Council applied for the Sub Rooms to be registered as a community asset and have included a policy for retaining it as a community venue in the recently adopted Neighbourhood Development Plan, a blueprint for the future of Stroud.
The district council’s entire review is expected to take well over a year.
The Town Council is working with the district council to ensure as many of the community are consulted as possible.
“The Sub Rooms are an important community resource so the Town council is acting as a voice for the community,” said Town Mayor Kevin Cranston.
“We’re keen to consult as widely as possible about the future of the Sub Rooms, to hear ideas about how it could be made even more popular, changes to facilities or the building layout that would improve visitor experience. Ideas for what sort of events it should be hosting would be welcome.”
Cllr Cranston said that it was vital for people interested in safeguarding the Sub Rooms as an arts venue to get involved.
“When the Town Council came to the rescue of Lansdown Hall, a trust was set up to run the venue with the Town Council as owners. If the Sub Rooms follows a similar route it will need people who are willing to put their conviction for safeguarding the venue into action.”
The Town Council is considering holding a public meeting to discuss the future of the Sub Rooms.
People can leave their comments and register their interest in being involved in the consultation for the Sub Rooms on: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SubRooms.