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Efforts to transform Perth Theatre into ‘21st century space’

6th August 2015

Read the story at The Courier
Efforts to transform Perth Theatre into ‘21st century space’
Published 6 August 2015


Arts Council England (ACE) considers investing in commercial touring theatre

6th August 2015

Mhora Samuel, Director of The Theatres Trust, has been quoted in The Stage.

ACE is considering branching out into commercial theatre investment in a bid to help support the UK’s struggling touring market. This is one of a range of recommendations in a new report co-commissioned by ACE and UK Theatre.
The report Theatre Touring in the 21st Century – An Exploration of New Financial Models recommendations also include asking arts companies to link up to create consortiums, and coming together to “co-exist” in buildings.

This has been welcomed by Theatres Trust director Mhora Samuel, who said arts funders “must support consortiums of producers and theatres to act as investors and improve the exchange of information and knowledge about audiences and productions”
“Funders’ roles should be to invest in the capacity of consortia to create, commission and adopt some of the financial models suggested in the report,” she said.

ACE considers investing in commercial touring theatre
Published 6 August 2015


Share of theatre ticket money funds revamp of Swansea Grand Theatre

5th August 2015

Read the story at South Wales Evening Post
Share of theatre ticket money funds revamp of Swansea Grand Theatre
Published 5 August 2015


Styles&Wood delivers free refurb project at Manchester’s Edge theatre

5th August 2015

Read the story at Bdaily
Styles&Wood delivers free refurb project at Manchester’s Edge theatre
Published 5 August 2015


The cost of staging an Edinburgh fringe show: artists open their account books

4th August 2015

Read the story at The Guardian
The cost of staging an Edinburgh fringe show: artists open their account books
Published 4 August 2015


Former RAF Brampton redevelopment to include a new community hall

4th August 2015

Application: 15/00368/OUT

The Theatres Trust was consulted on the above application for the redevelopment of the former RAF Brampton site near Huntingdon, including construction of a new community facility. The Trust supports the application.

Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning documents online, please click here


Weston College’s Winter Gardens plans are revealed

4th August 2015

Read the story at The Weston Mercury
Weston College’s Winter Gardens plans are revealed
Published 4 August 2015


Longborough Festival Opera – from cowshed to world-class opera house

4th August 2015

Read the story at The Stage
Backstage: Longborough – from cowshed to world-class opera house
Published 4 August 2015


Historic England Enhanced Advisory Services announced

4th August 2015

In March Historic England began a consultation on four new charged-for Enhanced Advisory Services, to sit alongside their existing free (taxpayer funded) planning and listing services. They have now assessed all of the responses and can confirm that, with over 70% of respondents supportive of the proposals, the following four new services will launch on 12th October 2015.

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Hull's former Young People’s Institute Hall to be redeveloped

4th August 2015

Application: 15/00880/LBC and 15/00879/FULL

The Theatres Trust was consulted on the above planning and listed building applications for the change of use and conversion of the lower level of the former Young People’s Institute Hall into five residential units. The Theatres Trust objected to the application due to the lack of information provided to justify the loss of a potential cultural facility.

Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning documents online, please click here


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