The Theatres Trust

Demolition of RAF Brampton Little Theatre proposed

12th November 2013

Applications: 1301178OUT

Huntingdonshire Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application for redevelopment of the former RAF Brampton site.

The Trust objected to the proposal because it includes the complete loss of the RAF Brampton Little Theater, a valued local cultural facility, without a proper replacement or any reasoned justification for its loss to the local community. Read the Trust’s response

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London's Trocadero complex to be refurbished

12th November 2013

Application: 13/09849/FUL

Westminster City Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application for alterations and additions to the cinema component of the Trocadero complex on Coventry Street, London.

The Theatres Trust supported the revised application, though sought clarification over the future location of the ‘listed friezes’. Read the Trust’s response

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New plans for Bournemouth Pavilion gardens leisure scheme

12th November 2013

Applications: 7-2013-10308-L

Bournemouth Borough Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application for amendments to the design and car park of a proposed development adjacent to Bournemouth’s Pavilion Theatre.

The Trust did not object to this application, however, it noted there are still concerns with other aspects of the proposal that relate to get-in access for the Pavilion Theatre, which were outside the scope of this amendment. Read the Trust’s response

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Improved security for Bournemouth's former Theatre Royal

12th November 2013

Applications: 7-2013-2053-AP & AQ

Bournemouth Borough Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above applications for the installation of a security gate, CCTV and lights on the former Theatre Royal building in Bournemouth.

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

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Bennetts advising on Sadler's Wells expansion

11th November 2013

The architect behind the Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres overhaul, Rab Bennetts, is advising Sadler’s Wells on its plans for a new 500-seat venue. London’s world famous Sadler’s Wells dance centre announced plans to create a new 500-seat theatre in the capital last week.

While no architect has been appointed to the high-profile job it has been confirmed Rab Bennetts of Bennetts Associates is chairing a buildings committee advising on the project. Designed to host mid-scale contemporary work, the new theatre could open as early as 2018.

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Redevelopment planned for new Theatre Peckham

7th November 2013

Applications: 13/AP/2979

Southwark Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application for the redevelopment of Southwark Town Hall and Theatre Peckham, which will include student house, a new theatre (1,244 sq metres), professional artist studios (Use Class B1a-c) and a cafe.

The Trust supported this application because the proposed redevelopment will retain a theatre on the site, improve its street presence, and provide contemporary and up-to-date facilities that will help support and expand the work of Theatre Peckham with young people, disadvantaged groups and the local community.. Read the Trust’s response

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New signage at the Royal National Theatre

7th November 2013

Applications: 13/04655/FUL

Lambeth Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application for the installation of four new identification sign posts.

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

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Plans for new 500 seat Sadler's Wells theatre announced

6th November 2013

London’s world famous Sadler’s Wells dance centre has announced plans to create a new 500-seat theatre in the capital. An architect has yet to be appointed to the high-profile new venue and no location has been confirmed. The project featured in a 10-year plan for the Islington-based dance centre’s expansion announced today (6 November.) Rebuilt by RHWL and Nicholas Hare in 1998, the Sadler’s Wells complex on Roseberry Avenue currently hosts a 1,560-seat auditorium and the 260 person-capacity Lilian Baylis studio. The organisation also manages the 1,000-seat Peacock Theatre in Aldwych.

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Whitehaven Civic Hall: Campaigners hopeful despite closure

4th November 2013

Read more at BBC News
Whitehaven Civic Hall: Campaigners hopeful despite closure
Published 3 November 2013


National Theatre's 50th: Inside the Olivier's Drum Revolve

4th November 2013

Nina Caplan of the Telegraph visits the Olivier Theatre’s drum revolve, ‘an extraordinary, five-storey, computer-operated double lift contraption that enables the stage to be lowered through the floor and spun around’. With video.

Link to Telegraph article and Video


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