The Theatres Trust

Refurbishment of Theatre Royal Drury Lane lower rotunda (The Three Graces) and installation of additional lighting

2nd May 2013

Applications: 13/02527/LBC

The City of Westminster has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application for the location of a new statue in the lower rotunda (The Three Graces) and installation of additional lighting at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

The Theatres Trust supported the application. Read the Trust’s response.

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


Local residents reclaim Bexhill's Redstack Playhouse as a community asset

1st May 2013

Local residents have become the first in the country to use the Localism Act, which came in to force last year, to save the last remaining cinema in the area and reclaim it for the community. Due to campaigning from Friends of Bexhill Cinema over the last year, the cinema has now successfully become an addition to the Register of Community Assets.

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Arts Council England Grants for the arts changes

1st May 2013

From 1 July 2013 the application and assessment process for Grants for the arts will be changing in order to help us streamline our investment process.

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European arts funding: why don't more UK cultural organisations apply?

1st May 2013

UK success rate is high and yet we put in fewer applications per capita, says Yvette Vaughan Jones – what are the barriers? in The Guardian.


Reading Station Hill development

1st May 2013

Applications: 13/00462/OUT

Reading Borough Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above outline application for a mixed use redevelopment of the above site involving the demolition and alteration of existing buildings and erection of new buildings/structures to provide Offices (Use Class B1), a range of town centre uses including retail and related uses (Use Class A1-A5), leisure (Use Class D2) and residential units, associated infrastructure, public realm works and ancillary development (all matters reserved).

The Theatres Trust did not comment on the application as it did not fall within our remit.

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


Theatres it's time to register for Heritage Open Days!

1st May 2013

Heritage Open Days will take place from 12-15 September and all are invited to start registering events.

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South London Theatre wins HLF Support

1st May 2013

The South London Theatre Building Preservation Trust (SLT BPT) has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund to restore its home in West Norwood’s Old Fire Station. A development grant of £157,800 has been awarded to help the SLT BPT progress its plans to apply for a full grant of £1.5million for the project at a later date. The project aims to rescue this important Grade II listed building from the At Risk register and place it at the heart of the community that it was originally built to serve.

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SOLT’s Mark Rubinstein says economic case for arts already proven

30th April 2013

Mark Rubinstein, president of the Society of London Theatre, has said that the theatre industry can make the economic case to the government “100 times over, in so many ways,” to justify public funding because it has already shown that investment in the arts brings “huge returns”.

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Refurbishment of Theatre Royal Drury Lane Front of House areas

30th April 2013

Application: 13/01684/LBC

The City of Westminster has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application for internal alterations to the Rotunda and staircases at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

The Theatres Trust supported the application. Read the Trust’s response.

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


Temporary open-air theatre proposed adjacent reading’s railway station

30th April 2013

Applications: 13/00459/FUL

Reading Borough Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application for the demolition of Station Hill Retail Parade (including 26 to 58 Station Hill) to create a multipurpose area to be used for holding temporary events as well as works of hard and soft landscaping and other incidental work.

The Theatres Trust raised ‘no comments’ on the application but offered further advice. Read the Trust’s response.

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


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