The Theatres Trust

Stanford Hall Theatre to become a Defence & National Rehabilitation Centre

15th March 2013

Planning and listed building applications: 12/02070/Hybrid and 12/02071/LBC

Rushcliffe Borough Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above applications for repairs, alterations and extensions to Stanford Hall, estate and the Stanford Hall Theatre for use as a Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC).

The Theatres Trust did not object to the applications but raised concerns for the Council to address. Read the Trust’s response.

To view details of the application online, please click here and enter the application number, then click Search.


Local Government Association report reveals economic benefits of art funding

14th March 2013

A new report released by the Local Government Association (LGA) reveals for every pound spent by councils on the arts, their investment is matched four-fold by grant aid and partnerships, and this funding is needed to stimulate local economies.

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Blog: We all need to make the case for theatre

14th March 2013

A new campaign, My Theatre Matters, is looking to audiences to speak out – get involved! We haven’t always been as good as we might be at arguing for continued investment in theatre, and about why theatre matters. A theatre building can be more than a place where performances happen: it’s a resource for everyone at the very heart of the community. Creativity, whether among professional artists or enthusiasts, is a resource that is just as precious to the UK as North Sea oil. Unlike oil, however, it will never run out blogs Lyn Gardner for The Guardian Culture blog.


Architect sought for Rosehill Theatre revamp

14th March 2013

The Rosehill Arts Trust is seeking an architect for the £500,000 refurbishment of Cumbria’s Rosehill Theatre. A full design team is sought to take the scheme from RIBA stage D to completion as part of a 15 month-long contract. Works are expected to include an extension to the 208-seat theatre, which first opened in 1959.

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Shanklin Theatre signed over to trustees

14th March 2013

In the week the Moscow Ballet and Al Murray played to full houses at the theatre, Shanklin Theatre and Community Trust, which fought to save the now thriving venue, celebrated the final transfer of its ownership from the Isle of Wight Council.

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Theatre industry launches My Theatre Matters! Campaign

14th March 2013

The Stage has launched a nationwide campaign, in partnership with the Theatrical Management Association and Equity, aimed at galvanising support for theatres across the UK. My Theatre Matters! has a dedicated website where audiences can voice their support for their theatre, sign up to the campaign and download information about how to lobby politicians to convince them to continue funding theatres in their area.

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Glasgow's Theatre Royal gets £4m in government funding for makeover

13th March 2013

Plans to give Glasgow’s Theatre Royal a dramatic facelift have moved a step closer to realisation with a £4m funding boost from the Scottish Government. Scottish Opera hopes to have the £11.5m scheme finished by the time the city hosts the Commonwealth Games next year, which will also mark 40 years since the opera company bought the venue.

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Plan to transform Welholme Galleries into theatre and community hub gathers pace

13th March 2013

The £1.25 million plan to transform Welholme Galleries into a theatre and community hub is gathering pace. The group behind the project has moved into premises close to the iconic Grade II-listed building, to work closely with the community. The plan was launched last summer, and members have since been working hard to secure support and funding, and is in ongoing talks with North East Lincolnshire Council.

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Work on London's Alexandra Palace begins

13th March 2013

Essential work to bring Alexandra Palace back to its former glory has begun. Work is being carried out on the South Terrace, East Buildings and Victorian Theatre roof and are being partly funded by English Heritage and Alexandra Palace Trust.

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Construction starts at Theatre Royal Glasgow

13th March 2013

Construction work to build much-needed new public spaces for Glasgow’s Theatre Royal has started in an ambitious £11.5 million project which aims to create a world-class venue and transform the experience for audiences at one of the most beautiful and historic theatres in Scotland.

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