The Theatres Trust

Duke of York's Theatre to reinstate upper circle

8th July 2015

Application: 15/03991/FUL and 15/03950/LBC

The Theatres Trust commented on the above planning and listed building applications for alterations and additions to the West End’s Duke of York’s Theatre, including the installation of a new truss above roof level, extension of the roof terrace, reinstatement of the upper circle, a new side extension, and associated works. The Trust supports the application.

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Building a better Black Country - multi-million pound project is on the right track

8th July 2015

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Building a better Black Country – multi-million pound project is on the right track
Published 8 July 2015


Mini cinema and theatre proposal for Borth's former Gerlan Chapel

8th July 2015

Application: A150350

The Theatres Trust commented on the above planning application for the change of use and alterations to the former Gerlan Chapel in Borth, Ceredigion, to create a holiday let, restaurant, and boutique cinema/ theatre. The Trust supports the application.

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To view the planning documents online, please click here


Cameron Mackintosh to transform West End theatre into ‘home for regional transfers’

7th July 2015

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Cameron Mackintosh to transform West End theatre into ‘home for regional transfers’
Published 7 July 2015


Sir Cameron Mackintosh to give small hits chance at the big time in ambitious new plans for West End

7th July 2015

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Sir Cameron Mackintosh to give small hits chance at the big time in ambitious new plans for West End
Published 7 July 2015


Consultation: A new Theatre & Cinema for Paisley

6th July 2015

The Paisley 2021 Community Trust – a local trust – hopes to develop a new Theatre and Cinema in Paisley. The Theatre and Cinema would welcome all Paisley residents and aim to attract visitors from Glasgow and beyond. At this early stage the vision is for an inspiring new building or converted building with a 500 seat main theatre, 150 seat studio theatre, digital cinema screens, education facilities, office spaces, and a good quality café / bar / restaurant. There might be a particular focus on young people, via the education facilities and partnerships with local education providers.

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The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Major Grants – The first 100

6th July 2015

The HLF has recently released their research study that focuses on the impact of their largest grants (£5million or more), from 1994 to 2014. Theatres that appear on the first 100 HLF Major Grants list are the Royal Albert Hall, the London Coliseum, the Harrogate Royal Hall, and the Royal Festival Hall (Southbank Centre). In 1996, a grant of £20,180,000 helped the refurbishment and improvement of the Royal Albert Hall; the English National Opera received a grant of £10,980,000 in the year 2000 in order to repair and refurbish the London Coliseum; the Harrogate Royal Hall was restored and improved with the help of a £6,580,500 grant in 2002; and in 2003 a grant of £22,176,000 was given towards the renovation works of the Royal Festival Hall. .
HLF Major Grants – The first 100
Published 19 June 2015


Revamp of Dudley's Coronation Gardens sparks fears over war memorial

6th July 2015

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Revamp of Dudley’s Coronation Gardens sparks fears over war memorial
Published 6 July 2015


Planning Act receives Royal Assent

6th July 2015

Legislation which will reform the planning system in Wales, to ensure that it is fair, resilient and enables development has been granted Royal Assent by Her Majesty the Queen.

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Curtains for blindmakers as stage set for major £750m development in Shoreditch

6th July 2015

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Curtains for blindmakers as stage set for major £750m development
Published 6 July 2015


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