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Kids Week 2013 reports more than 100,000 tickets sold so far

21st August 2013

Kids Week 2013, a month-long initiative run by the Society of London Theatre that allows children to go to the theatre for free with a paying adult, has sold more than 100,000 tickets in a month, its organisers have revealed.

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The Herald sponsors door at new-look Theatre Royal Plymouth

20th August 2013

The Herald has given its support to the Theatre Royal appeal – by sponsoring a doorway at the new-look venue. The sponsorship of one of the main entrances into the auditorium is a contribution to the £7-million regeneration project.

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King's Head Theatre looks for new owner or partner

19th August 2013

The owner of the King’s Head Theatre in north London is looking for a buyer or partner to secure the venue’s long-term future. As part of its plans, the 120-seat fringe theatre is hoping to double its capacity but needs additional financial investment before this can happen.

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Club to open new Covent Garden cabaret venue

16th August 2013

London’s burgeoning cabaret scene is set to be boosted by the opening of a new 125-seat space that will also host rehearsed play readings and other live events. The space, called the Oak Room, is part of private members’ venue the Hospital Club in Covent Garden, and will open next month. It follows the launch of spaces including the Crazy Coqs, part of Brasserie Zedel, and the Matcham Room in the London Hippodrome.

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900 online Bugle readers comment on Dudley Hippodrome decision

15th August 2013

A story last week about the ‘stay of execution’ for the Dudley Hippodrome has cased a stir among Bugle readers with more than 900 people reading about the news on our web pages. Several were moved to post a comment as the story has revived many happy memories of the old theatre for them.

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Royal Opera House on the hunt for new costume store architect

15th August 2013

The Royal Opera House has begun the search for a design team for their costume store in Purfleet, Essex.

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Arts Council England welcomes grant applications from new organisations

15th August 2013

Arts Council England (ACE) has announced its spending plans from 2015 to 2018. The overall budget for national portfolio organisations and major partner museums is expected to be reduced by around five per cent, with applications for funding to be submitted during a three-month window from early January 2014.

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Colchester's Mercury Theatre to update its brand with new signage

15th August 2013

Application: 131560

The Colchester Borough Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application for the Mercury Theatre to replace and update existing identification signs with the Theatre’s new branding, and to install 4 new changeable banners on the Theatre’s eastern elevation.

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.


Derby Hippodrome report brings hope of revival

15th August 2013

Campaigners wanting to see Derby Hippodrome reopened as a performance space have welcomed a report suggesting the venue could be rebuilt as a theatre.

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Brighouse Pub's theatrical past is honoured

15th August 2013

The Calder pub in Brighouse town centre is the latest building to be recognised with a blue heritage plaque.

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