The Theatres Trust

The Old Vic to get new rehearsal rooms

1st December 2016

Application: 16/06172/FUL

The Theatres Trust supported the above application for the redevelopment of the OCCC Estate near Waterloo East Station, which will include theatre rehearsal space and offices for The Old Vic.

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To view the planning application online, please click here and enter the application number, then click search.


New Kitchen and Rehearsal Studio for the Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park

30th November 2016

Application: 16/10489/FULL

The Theatres Trust supported the above planning application for the development of a new one and two storey building containing a new kitchen, rehearsal space and ancillary facilities at the Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park.

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Theatres Trust in partnership with the Wolfson Foundation announces Urgent Repairs Scheme

28th November 2016

Theatres Trust has announced an Urgent Repairs Scheme , a new fund set up in partnership with the Wolfson Foundation. Theatres in need of immediate repair and maintenance, and which could otherwise face closure, will be able to apply for grants of up to £15,000. The scheme is open to all theatres operating a year-round programme of live performance. Theatres that are not statutory listed will need to demonstrate the architectural significance of their building. Two funding rounds will take place in 2017, closing on 15 March and on 16 September.

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Prince of Wales Theatre to upgrade ventilation system

23rd November 2016

Application: 16/08241/LBC and 16/08237/FULL

The Theatres Trust supported the above planning and listed building applications for the installation of new ducting and additional ventilation diffusers in the auditorium of the Prince of Wales Theatre.

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Changes to the new facade for the Bristol Old Vic

23rd November 2016

Application: 16/05945/LA and 16/05944/F

The Theatres Trust supported the above applications for changes to the proposed King Street façade, currently under construction, at the Bristol Old Vic/ Theatre Royal.

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Campaigners joy as Burnley Empire Theatre project is viable

21st November 2016

Volunteers fighting to save Burnley’s 122-year-old former theatre said they are ‘jumping for joy’ after surveyors gave their hopes a massive boost. The Burnley Empire Theatre is currently on our Theatre Buildings at Risk Register – read the full story with Lancashire Telegraph

Campaigners joy as Burnley Empire Theatre project is viable

Published 21 November 2016


Palace Theatre to undertake temporary remedial and maintenance work

11th November 2016

Application: 16/05585/LBC

The Theatres Trust supported the above listed building application for temporary remedial and maintenance works to the Stalls Bar at the Grade II* listed Palace Theatre.

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New Vauxhall home planned for the Above The Stag Theatre Company

11th November 2016

Application: 16/06253/FUL

The Theatres Trust supported the above application to change the use of Arch 72 and 73, Goding Street, in Vauxhall, from a D2 use to a theatre, to create a new, larger home for the Above The Stage Theatre Company. The theatre is currently located off nearby Miles Street.

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First look at £8m arts venue set to change face of Sunderland culture

7th November 2016

Work has already begun on the £3million transformation of the Old Fire Station off High Street West into a restaurant, cafe, heritage centre and dance and drama studio due to open next autumn – read the full story with Sunderland Echo

First look at £8m arts venue set to change face of Sunderland culture

Published 07 November 2016


Southborough Hub verdict to be delivered this week by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council

7th November 2016

Plans for the proposed Southborough Hub are due to be considered by borough council planning bosses again this week. The Southborough Hub development will replace the Royal Victoria Hall, which is currently on our Theatre Buildings at Risk register – read the full story with Kent Live

Southborough Hub verdict to be delivered this week by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council

Published 07 November 2016


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