The Theatres Trust

Bacc for the Future Campaign - arts in the curriculum

22nd November 2012

The Ebacc, as currently proposed by Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove and the coalition government to replace GCSE, consists only of five core subjects: maths, English, science, a language and either history or geography

Read full story


Lyric Hammersmith awarded highest environmental sustainability rating

21st November 2012

National Portfolio-funded theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, has become the first ever cultural organisation to be awarded the top Industry Green rating for its commitment to environmental sustainability.

Read full story


Nantwich Players Theatre unveils plans for ‘culture quarter’

21st November 2012

Nantwich Players Theatre has unveiled plans for a ‘culture quarter’ as part of a long-term vision for the town. The theatrical group, based on Love Lane, believes the development is necessary to secure the future of culture and arts in the town and will boost inward investment, with a new theatre a focal part of the vision. The proposal was presented to Nantwich Town Council last week and the group asked for a funding grant to help carry out a professional arts and culture feasibility study, costing in the region of £20,000.

Read full story


St Peters Theatre Southsea could be made community asset for future

20th November 2012

Portsmouth City Council has asked the campaigners fighting to save St Peter’s Theatre to use part of the localism act to try and keep it for future use. More than 5,000 people have signed a petition urging the council to help them save the Fraser Road theatre, and yesterday it was debated at a meeting of the full council. If the supporters are successful in getting the building listed as a community asset by the city council, it cannot be sold without giving community groups a chance to put together a proposal and raise the money to buy it themselves.

Read full story


Blog: Was Will Gompertz right when he said the arts had been subsidised to 'no great effect'?

20th November 2012

A report on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme argued that Arts Council England’s mantra of ‘great art for everyone’ was unachievable. Is that too bleak a view? blogs Charlotte Higgins for The Guardian.


OBI Property advises on sale of Theatre Royal, Manchester

20th November 2012

Today OBI Property confirmed it represented Benmore Group on the sale of Theatre Royal, Peter Street, Manchester to Edwardian London, the owners of the Radisson Blu Edwardian Free Trade Hall Hotel next door to the building, for an undisclosed sum.

Read full story


Hoxton Hall receives green light for full Heritage Lottery Fund grant

19th November 2012

Hoxton Hall is delighted to announce its success in achieving a grant of just under £1.8 million, which will enable the charitable organisation to save, preserve and restore this unique 149 year old Grade II* listed music hall theatre.

Read full story


Brunton Theatre Musselburgh reopens

19th November 2012

The Brunton in Musselburgh has reopened its main hall after a £3.7 million upgrade to create a flexible performance space.. Since its closure 18 months ago, the building has been rebranded and the hall has been transformed into a highly versatile, state of the art space, capable of accommodating every kind of event, from concerts and conferences to weddings, community activities and catered functions. The venue will launch to the public with a programme of music, comedy and drama, following its official opening by the Provost of East Lothian on Monday 19 November.

Read full story


Lottery cash boost for Rothesay Pavilion project

19th November 2012

A project which aims to preserve one of Scotland’s most significant surviving Art Deco buildings has edged closer to obtaining £2.7m of lottery funding. Argyll and Bute Council and the Prince’s Regeneration Trust are leading efforts to repair and restore Grade-A listed Rothesay Pavilion.

Read full story


Edwardian Group acquires abandoned Theatre Royal in Manchester

19th November 2012

The owner of the Radisson Blu Edwardian Free Trade Hall hotel in Manchester has bought the Theatre Royal building next door. Plans for the vacant Grade II-listed venue – which was opened in 1845 and has been used as a cinema and nightclub – are yet to be finalised.

Read full story


The Theatres Trust

22 Charing Cross Road
London WC2H 0QL

T 020 7836 8591
F 020 7836 3302

Have you seen?

Green Room at the Shanklin Theatre, Isle of Wight, 2014
Shanklin Theatre
Shanklin

Protecting theatres for everyone

The National Advisory Public Body for Theatres