A council is revisiting its plan to hand a leaky theatre to a community group.
Bath and North East Somerset Council says transferring Mission Theatre into the care of Next Stage Theatre Company would mean the loss of £1.5m over the course of the 99-year lease.
The decision was signed off by Deputy Leader Richard Samuel but has now been challenged by other councillors.
While repairs, which Next Stage has already raised £30,000 for, would have cost £110,000, the council says the building's value would fall from £695,000 to £152,500 under the deal.
The Mission Theatre has received £71,000 in grants since it closed in March 2020.