The Theatres Trust

Felixstowe's Spa Pavilion redevelopment limits to be set

4th April 2013

The council appointed Jones Lang LaSalle to market the Spa Pavilion last year with the only condition being that any development should add ‘cultural and tourist’ value to the town. The council said a suitable buyer has yet to be found.

Read full story


Culture Minister Ed Vaizey launches new review of architecture and the built environment

4th April 2013

Culture and Creative Industries Minister Ed Vaizey launched a new independent review of architecture and the built environment today, to be undertaken by the world-renowned architect Sir Terry Farrell.

Read full story


East Kent College receives £1.6 million to fund new creative centre

3rd April 2013

East Kent College will open a new creative centre thanks to a £1.6 million grant to modernise its Broadstairs campus. The windfall will fund a new 200-seat theatre with recording studio and rehearsal rooms for performance arts students.

Read full story


Manchester's new Arts Centre HOME wins £5.5m from the Arts Council

3rd April 2013

The Arts Council England has awarded Manchester City Council £5.5 million in funding for HOME, the new production centre for international contemporary art, theatre and film.

Read full story


Southwark Playhouse announces opening shows at new venue

2nd April 2013

Southwark Playhouse will open its first season at its new site in Elephant and Castle with a revival of Claire Luckham’s 1980 play Trafford Tanzi.Jones. It will run in the theatre’s main 240-seat space – called the Large – at its new building on Newington Causeway from May 15 May to June 22. Meanwhile, in the 120-seat studio, Juana in a Million will receive its London premiere.

Read full story


New crisis threatens Dundee Whitehall Theatre

2nd April 2013

The Whitehall Theatre in Dundee has been plunged into a new crisis after the resignation of former Lord Provost John Letford, chairman of the Whitehall Theatre Trust, along with the trust’s treasurer Alex Scott.

Read full story


Brewhouse Theatre - Taunton Deane Council to bid to buy building

2nd April 2013

Taunton Deane Council is making a bid for Taunton’s Brewhouse Theatre to safeguard its future as a public arts and performance hub in the county town. The bid will enable the authority to act as a “safe custodian” for the theatre, which closed when it went into administration in February. But the council it will not take on running the theatre as it has neither the expertise nor resources to do so.

Read full story


Theatre Book Prize Short List

2nd April 2013

The judges for the Theatre Book Prize have revealed their shortlist. The panel, which chose from some sixty books published in 2012 submitted by publishers from the UK and overseas, consisted of actress Penelope Keith, Evening Standard theatre critic Henry Hitchings and Professor Gavin Henderson, principal of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, chaired by British Theatre Guide reviewer Howard Loxton for the Society for Theatre Research which awards the prize.

Read full story


Petition launched to save Union Theatre London

2nd April 2013

Network Rail has served notice to members of the Union Street Traders Association, including the Union Theatre. Plans are to turn the area into offices.

Read full story


Temporary theatre use at Paddington's former Royal Mail Sorting Office

2nd April 2013

Planning Application: 13/01429/FULL

The City of Westminster has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application for the temporary use of the former Paddington Royal Mail Sorting & Delivery Office, 31 London Street, London W2 1AA by Punchdrunk as a theatre until 31 March 2014.

The Theatres Trust supported the application. Read the Trust’s response.

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


The Theatres Trust

22 Charing Cross Road
London WC2H 0QL

T 020 7836 8591
F 020 7836 3302

Have you seen?

Façade of the Playhouse Theatre, Bournemouth, circa 1972
Playhouse (Bournemouth)
Bournemouth

Protecting theatres for everyone

The National Advisory Public Body for Theatres