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New look for former Glasgow Odeon as demolition begins

28th February 2013

Workers from Dem-Masters are now on site emptying out the B-listed venue that is to be converted into a 10-storey office and retail block. Campaigners launched a bid to rescue the space, which drew interest from music show producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh.

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Blackpool Grand chosen as Shakespeare flagship

28th February 2013

To be or not to be? That was the question hanging over Blackpool’s Grand Theatre. Thankfully it was to be for the resort’s popular theatre, as the world famous Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) chose it as one of five national education partners.

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Cultural tourism moves up the agenda

27th February 2013

A £3m Lottery fund will aim to stimulate economic benefits from cultural tourism as ACE and VisitEngland join forces.

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Wembley seeks projects for public performance space

27th February 2013

Brent Council is launching a national competition calling for proposals on how to best use a new community space in Wembley. Make Your Idea Happen Here! is seeking ideas for how to make use of Pop-Down Square, near Wembley Stadium in north-west London, which is described as “part public square, part flexible covered space”.

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Pilot Theatre Blog: Arts funding and understanding touring #brewhouse

27th February 2013

What happened at the Brewhouse was clearly a terrible blow for the town, the staff and their audiences. But also for the whole wider arts ecology and infrastructure. There are companies and artists who are owed thousands of pounds – and some who date back to early October last year who have not been paid blogs Marcus Romer from Pilot Theatre.

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Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake unveils £700,000 plan for restaurant revamp

27th February 2013

Theatre by the Lake in Keswick is planning a £700,000 restaurant and cafe development to ensure a more secure future for the venue. Following a grant of £400,000 from Arts Council England, the Lake District venue plans to build a new restaurant and cafe adjacent to its performance centre.

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Comment: Taunton Deane Borough Council continues support for Brewhouse Theatre

27th February 2013

Taunton Deane Borough Council has been a strong supporter of The Brewhouse since the theatre’s launch more than 30 years ago.

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The First Night Riders charity motorbike ride is revving up for 2013

27th February 2013

A team of intrepid international motorbike riders and vintage car drivers hailing from all sectors of the backstage theatre industry will set off from London’s iconic Roundhouse this summer to raise money for The Theatrical Guild (TTG).

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Demolition proposed for Edinburgh’s Odeon flytower

27th February 2013

Planning application: 12/04587/FUL

The City of Edinburgh has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application for the demolition of the flytower, single storey queue shelter and associated structures to the rear of the auditorium of the former Odeon cinema, Clerk Street and the construction of 18 student flats on the site of the flytower and queue shelter totalling 102 bedrooms

The Theatres Trust did not object to the application. Read the Trust’s response

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


Demolition proposed for Workington’s Opera House

27th February 2013

Planning application: 2/2013/0069

Allerdale Borough Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above outline planning application for the demolition of the former Workington Opera House and three adjoining retail units and the proposed construction of new ground floor retail units with apartments over, to first and second floor to renew extant planning permission 2/2010/0154.

The Theatres Trust objected to the application. Read the Trust’s response

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


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