FAULTY heating turned Huddersfield Town Hall into a sauna, according to a woman who performed there.
Eileen Broadbent, who sings with Slaithwaite Philharmonic Orchestra, suffered as radiators were on full blast during her concert.
The Honley woman said: “When I arrived for rehearsal at 1pm last Saturday (June 19) the ladies dressing room was like a sauna. The radiators were on full belt.
“While there wasn’t a heatwave outside that day, it certainly wasn’t cold. I found the rehearsal very difficult because of the heat.”
Mrs Broadbent said the evening performance was even more unpleasant. She said: “The concert at night was worse. I had to sit down for the last piece to prevent myself from falling as I felt faint from the heat.”
Mrs Broadbent added: “I thought the council were trying to get everyone to save energy.”
A Kirklees Council spokesman said: “The temperature in Huddersfield Town Hall is usually regulated to make sure the organ is kept at the right temperature.
“This is done by computer, but there has been an unfortunate problem with the heating occasionally being on when it should be off.
“The main hall is regulated by the energy unit Trend and, although it’s hard to say exactly when the problem will be resolved, we are meeting with them to ensure it is dealt with as a matter of urgency.”