The Theatres Trust

Opera singer Agnieszka joins chorus of approval for Derby Hippodrome

6th September 2013

The plight of Derby’s Hippodrome has attracted attention from far and wide and now a Polish soprano is supporting the cause.

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Moorland venue Sterts benefiting from Theatre Royal Plymouth closure

6th September 2013

As one curtain falls, so another rises – Sterts has benefited from the Theatre Royal Plymouth’s closure this summer for redevelopment.

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£22m Cast theatre opens in Doncaster

6th September 2013

A new £22m theatre has opened its doors in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. The Cast theatre’s first production is The Glee Club, about 1960s Doncaster miners who started a singing group, which was in the West End in 2002.

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Soho's Welsh Chapel to be reborn as a performance venue

5th September 2013

Application: 13/04245/FULL

Westminster City Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application to restore and convert the former Welsh Chapel at 136 Shaftesbury Avenue/ 79-87 Charing Cross Road into a new performance space, with ancillary offices and a restaurant/ bar.

The application has now been approved.

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

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


A new community theatre proposed in Plymouth

5th September 2013

Application: 13/01390/FUL

The Plymouth City Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application to establish a new theatre in Plymouth. The proposal is to adapt a former showroom into a 120-seat ‘black box’ theatre with ancillary accommodation, including a bar at ground level overlooking the street, changing rooms, a studio and storage.

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.


Perth Theatre set for a major refurbishment and expansion

5th September 2013

Application: 13/01396/LBC & 13/01395/FLL

The Perth and Kinross Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above applications for alterations and additions to the listed Perth Theatre. The proposal includes the formation of a new entrance to the Theatre, refurbishment of the existing historic auditorium, a new 224-seat studio space, youth theatre, community and rehearsal rooms, and new bar and restaurant space.

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.


New Pegasus boss dreams of theatre's future success

4th September 2013

As the Pegasus Theatre’s new top man looks out on to the stage, he says he is full of inspiration. Jonathan Lloyd, 43, a dad-of-two, joined the East Oxford theatre on Monday from London’s Polka Theatre, taking over from long-serving Euton Daley.

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Support Cwmbran’s Congress Theatre says Pontypool stage manager

4th September 2013

An assistant stage manager who is currently touring with a production says she owes everything to Cwmbran’s Congress Theatre and urges everyone to support its fundraising campaign. Leonie Hamilton, 24, from Pontnewynydd, works behind the scenes of stage productions, organising props, costume and scene changes and cues for the performers.

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Kings Theatre Portsmouth goes from strength to strength

4th September 2013

At the turn of the millennium, The Kings Theatre was beginning to lose steam and supporters feared it would face closure. But following a successful campaign which resulted in Portsmouth City Council buying and leasing it to The Kings Theatre Trust, the venue began getting back on its feet.

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Bournemouth council insist there is no demolition date for Boscombe BCCA

2nd September 2013

Bournemouth council insists there is still no date for the demolition of Boscombe’s BCCA building, although work has started on stripping out the inside. The sight of workers dismantling the interior of the derelict arts and community centre sparked rumours the building was about to be bulldozed.

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