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Councillors vote to buy bankrupt Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton

24th July 2013

Councillors in Somerset have voted in favour of buying and re-opening the bankrupt Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton.

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Press release: Third round of Small Grants announced by The Theatres Trust

24th July 2013

The Theatres Trust is pleased to announce its third round of small capital grants to theatres across the nation, including one of the smallest theatres in the UK - the Tom Thumb Theatre in Margate, and the most northerly theatre in the mainland – the Mill Theatre in Thurso.

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Camberwell's theatrical history

24th July 2013

Camberwell – one of London’s most vibrant theatre districts? SE5 once thronged with music halls and attracted big-name celebrities to live locally. Now Camberwellian Michael Armstrong is bringing his neighbourhood’s variety show past into the present. Not known however for a night out at the theatre.

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Keswick Theatre oral history project secured HLF grant

24th July 2013

A project documenting an oral history of professional theatre in Keswick has been boosted by a grant of £33,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. ‘Talking Tales’ was conceived by the Friends of Theatre by the Lake, a group of passionate supporters who have raised more than £390,000 for the theatre since it opened in 1999.

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Leeds Grand Theatre receives a blue plaque

23rd July 2013

Leeds Grand Theatre has received a Blue Plaque from Leeds Civic Trust to honour its heritage. Local writer, director and producer, Kay Mellor, unveiled the plaque today (Tuesday 23rd July) in the Dress Circle Bar at the Theatre.

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Theatre group 'very angry' over register office sale in Guisborough

23rd July 2013

Campaigners have failed in an attempt to turn a Teesside register office into a community theatre.

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The best theatres beyond London's West End

23rd July 2013

While London‘s West End may be famous for its playhouses and musicals, some of this thriving theatre city’s most exciting productions take place not in big-name theatres, but in quirky non-traditional spaces. These alternative London theatres offer more than just a great evening out—they deliver a shot of nightlife that’s way off the tourist trail.

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Application to demolish Manchester's Odeon Cinema Building

23rd July 2013

Application: 102840/CC/2013/C2

Manchester City Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application to demolish the former Odeon Cinema building and replace it with a 14 storey commercial office building. The Trust has urged Council to consider the theatre building’s potential use as a cultural asset/theatre/community building and its significance within the conservation area.

The Theatres Trust did not support the application. Read the Trust’s response

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


Harold Pinter Theatre to increase the space available for upstage scenery

23rd July 2013

Application: 13/00807/BC3

The City of Westminster has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application for the Harold Pinter Theatre to install an additional fire rated door between the stage and the dressing room wing. The new door is essential for the efficient operation of the theatre, as the existing fire-resisting pass door constitutes a hindrance to the setting of the stage as no props or items of scenery may be allowed to block free access to the door which reduces the space available for upstage scenery.

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.


Upgrade proposed for the Westcliff-on-Sea Palace Theatre foyer.

23rd July 2013

Application: 13/00807/BC3

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application to upgrade and replace the Palace Theatre’s glass lantern, making the atrium water tight and improving ventilation in the foyer.

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.


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