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Richard Wentworth's Black Maria theatre breathes life into King's Cross

9th April 2013

Designed with young Swiss architecture practice Gruppe, the temporary structure is part public stage, part meeting house writes Oliver Wainright for The Guardian.


Church hall goes into new phase as Glasgow West End newest theatre

9th April 2013

A new theatre space is to open in a Glasgow West End church. The Cottiers Kelvinbridge Theatre will be located in the newly refurbished main hall of Lansdowne Church in Glasgow’s Great Western Road. It is being developed by the Four Acres Charitable Trust which operates Cottiers Theatre in Hyndland.

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New lease for Sheffield theatres

9th April 2013

The Lyceum Theatre Trust and Sheffield Theatres have signed a new lease to ensure the future of the Lyceum Theatre.

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Popular Croydon cafe Matthews Yard celebrates first year in business

9th April 2013

Matthews Yard officially opened on April 21, 2012, and has enjoyed a successful first year in business. The venue started as a cafe and co-working space but has since grown into a hub for a variety of projects including Croydon Tech City and Croydon Radio. It also became one of the first crowd funded theatres in the country after more than £6,000 was raised from public donations to build a arts studio.

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BDP wins Aberdeen Music Hall renovation

8th April 2013

BDP has been chosen for the renovation of Aberdeen’s Music Hall. The building, listed at category A, is being overhauled by Aberdeen Performing Arts (APA), who shortlisted five firms for the project.

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Array – new theatre seating by Zaha Hadid

8th April 2013

Zaha Hadid has unveiled Array, a new theatre seating system

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New theatre proposed for Arch 17, Miles Street, Vauxhall

8th April 2013

Application 13/00955/FUL

The London Borough of Lambeth has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application for the change of use from B1 (Light Industrial) to Sui Generis (Theatre) for Arch 17, Miles Street, London SW8 1RZ. The new premises has been identified as being a suitable location to continue the success of the Above The Stag (ATS) Theatre Company by adapting the arch into a small professional theatre.

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.


Mixed use proposed for Bournemouth’s former Winter Gardens site

8th April 2013

Outline Planning Application: 7-2013-1273-AR

Bournemouth Borough Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application regarding the redevelopment of the former Winter Gardens site in Exeter Road, Bournemouth.

The Theatres Trust raised no objection to the application. Read the Trust’s response.

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


Margaret Thatcher casts a long shadow over theatre and the arts

8th April 2013

She had little time for culture – and once hailed Andrew Lloyd Webber as a great British export. But Thatcher dominated playwrights’ imaginations, along with so much else writes Michael Billington for The Guardian.


Investec survey: 40% of people want businesses to fund the arts

7th April 2013

Four in ten people think UK businesses have a duty to support the arts sector through corporate sponsorshop and more than a third say wealthy individuals should offer more financial support to the arts, findings of a new survey from Investec Wealth & Investment reveals.

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