The Theatres Trust

Islington Puppet theatre – loved by Dame Judi Dench and Clive Owen – won’t close despite missing out on funding

8th July 2014

Read more at Islington Gazette
Islington Puppet theatre – loved by Dame Judi Dench and Clive Owen – won’t close despite missing out on funding
Published 8 July 2014


Letter: Some councils have cut all arts cash

8th July 2014

Read the full letter at The Guardian
Some councils have cut all arts cash
Published 8 July 2014


The Theatres Trust strongly objects to Brighton Hippodrome redevelopment

7th July 2014

Application: BH2013/04348 & BH2013/04351

Brighton and Hove Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning and listed building applications for partial demolition, subdivision and alterations to the Brighton Hippodrome and neighbouring properties to create an eight screen cinema complex and four café / restaurant units.

In summary, the Trust objects to the applications because:

- It has not been sufficiently demonstrated that there is no alternative viable use which enables the Brighton Hippodrome to be used in its original form, that would either cause no harm or less harm to the significance of the building. The only obvious and legitimate way to test this would have been to undertaken a full marketing exercise;

- We do not believe the proposals will conserve the Brighton Hippodrome (a heritage asset) in a manner appropriate to its historical and theatrical significance because of the subdivision within its volume and the construction within the rear service yard;

- Furthermore, the Hippodrome will be lost to future generations because the changes outlined in the application will not be economically viable to reverse to its original state in order that it may be used as a theatre.

Read the Trust’s response

Read the Trust’s 10 Key Objections

To view the planning documents online, please click here and enter the application number, then click search.


Funding delight for Southport's Atkinson Theatre

7th July 2014

Read more at Liverpool Echo
Funding delight for Southport’s Atkinson Theatre
Published 7 July 2014


Touring theatre companies under threat following 100% ACE cuts

7th July 2014

Read more at The Stage
Touring theatre companies under threat following 100% ACE cuts
Published 7 July 2014


Anger over Woolwich theatre demolition in 'cultural hub'

7th July 2014

Read more at News Shopper
Anger over Woolwich theatre demolition in ‘cultural hub’
Published 7 July 2014


The King's Arms in Salford to open new underground theatre

7th July 2014

Read the full story at Manchester Evening News
The King’s Arms in Salford to open new underground theatre
Published 7 July 2014


Arts Council England's Capital Investment Programme Award, Birmingham Royal Ballet

7th July 2014

Birmingham Royal Ballet is a successful recipient under Arts Council England’s Capital Investment Programme. Early in 2013 the Company was successful at Stage One of the Capital application process. The Company continued to Stage Two securing an award of £1.85m. This substantial grant will allow Birmingham Royal Ballet to undergo major improvements to its home base in the Midlands.
For the full press release see Birmingham Royal Ballet
Published 7 July 2014


Worthing theatres safe despite massive overspend, council pledges

7th July 2014

Read the full story at The Stage
Worthing theatres safe despite massive overspend, council pledges
Published 7 July 2014


Critical Mass: Theatre Spectatorship and Value Attribution

7th July 2014

Read the full research report at British Theatre Conference
Critical Mass: Theatre Spectatorship and Value Attribution
Published 7 July 2014


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