The Theatres Trust

DCLG announces new measures to breathe life into empty buildings and boost growth

9th May 2013

These measures ensure the very best use is made of empty and underused buildings, to provide much needed homes and businesses, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles announced.

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17 authorities gain exemption from office conversion rules

9th May 2013

Seventeen local authorities will be exempt from controversial plans to allow offices to be converted into homes without the need for planning permission, the government has announced.

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Curtain up on new lease of life for Averham's Robin Hood Theatre

9th May 2013

A theatre building that closed six years ago after failing to meet fire safety standards is set to re-open by November thanks to the work of volunteers. The trusteeship of the theatre was passed to the company in February 2012 and since then volunteers have worked to transform the building. The first phase of the project is well under way.

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HLF donates £844,800 to the Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust’s redevelopment programme

9th May 2013

Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust’s (APPCT) multimillion pound regeneration programme has been backed by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) who have supported the further development of the Trust’s £16.8m lottery funding application.

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Southwark's Union Theatre saved from closure

8th May 2013

Network Rail will no longer be evicting the Union Theatre from its home in the railway arches. Network Rail applied to Southwark Council for planning permission to turn the Union Theatre into a restaurant. However, they confirmed recently that this planning application has been withdrawn and they will assist the theatre in carrying out refurbishment works.

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Event: ABTT Theatre Show 2013

8th May 2013

12 and 13 June 2013
Old Truman Brewery

The Theatres Trust is pleased to once again be exhibiting at the ABTT Theatre Show on the 12 and 13 June at the Old Truman Brewery in London. We will be in the Orange Hall on stand 147, so come along and meet Mhora Samuel, Theatres Trust Director, and Kate Carmichael, Resources Adviser.

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Lyme Regis theatre launches Raise the Roof fundraising campaign

8th May 2013

The Marine Theatre – which was bailed out by the council three years ago – has launched a fundraising campaign to raise £95,000 for a new roof. Raise the Roof! aims to generate the funds needed for substantial repairs to the 119-year-old Lyme Regis building.

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Deadline passes for UK City of Culture 2017 bids

8th May 2013

Aberdeen, Chester, Dundee, east Kent, Hastings and Bexhill-on-Sea, Hull, Leicester, Plymouth, Portsmouth and Southampton, Southend-on-Sea and Swansea Bay are all in the running for the UK City of Culture 2017.

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Park Theatre venue opens its doors in Finsbury Park

8th May 2013

London’s newest theatre, backed by Sir Ian McKellen, opens later with a performance of Melanie Marnich’s These Shining Lives. The Park Theatre, in Finsbury Park, received fundraising support from actors Sir Ian and Celia Imrie. The two-auditorium venue incorporates a 200-seat theatre – Park200 – and a flexible 90-seat space – Park90.

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Expansion plans for cultural centre in Barton

8th May 2013

Plans to expand The Ropewalk in Barton could lead to increased capacity for events. Officials at the Maltkiln Road venue have announced early-stage plans for development at the centre. The proposals would see an extension built at the north end of the site. It will mean an increase in seating capacity from 126 to 200 at the Ropery Hall entertainment venue, as well as a new foyer.

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