Developers interested in theatre
Several potential developers have expressed an interest in taking over a disused theatre.
Leicester City Council is selling a 66-year lease on the Haymarket, with a guide price of at least £500,000.
A spokeswoman for the council's property department said "four or five" people had called to find out more about the property or to lodge an interest.
She said: "Things are in the early days at the moment so we are unable to say what the interested people have proposed they would do with the theatre.
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"But we can say we have had a mix of potential commercial and community uses proposed.
"The people who have got in contact have now to go away and put together detailed plans.
"Then, in consultation with the landlord of the theatre, the best one will be chosen. That is some time off."
The theatre has been empty since January 2007.
Plans to convert the building into a youth centre were abandoned this year after the council said it could not afford them.
City mayor Sir Peter Soulsby said: "I have a very open mind when it comes to what this building could be used for and I'm sure it will be an attractive proposition."
The council, which is selling the lease through estate agency Lambert Smith Hampton, said it has not imposed a cut-off date for expressions of interest.