The Theatres Trust

Event: Arts Development UK conference 28th/29th November 2013

17th October 2013

Locally sourced: A recipe for change in the arts

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Will funding cuts mean curtains for Clwyd Theatr Cymru?

16th October 2013

£1 million of Clwyd Theatr Cymru funding could be slashed as Flintshire Council faces up to years of ‘financial turmoil’. The comments come as the council looks to make £50 million of “painful” cuts over the next four to five years.

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Jonathan Aberdeen aims to make The Centre in St Austell a hub for the arts

16th October 2013

A man formerly at the helm of Fowey’s du Maurier Festival has been selected to help transform an arts and community centre into a thriving hub. Jonathan Aberdeen, who previously ran the du Maurier Festival – now the Fowey Festival of Words and Music – has been named as the new artistic development director of The Centre in St Austell, the town where he was born.

The Truro Road venue, previously called the St Austell Community Centre and Arts Theatre, has just secured a 25-year lease on its premises and a £100,000 refurbishment is about to get under way. Cornwall Council is funding the work and has agreed the lease, which ends a long-running wrangle over the future of the building.

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Online petition launched to try and save Scarborough Futurist

16th October 2013

An online petition has been set up in a last-ditch attempt to try and save Scarborough’s historic Futurist Theatre. More than 100 signatures were added to the e-petition on Scarborough Council’s website within the first 24 hours.

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Complete overhaul of Theatre Peckham proposed

16th October 2013

Plans to redevelop south London’s Theatre Peckham have been scrapped in favour of a complete rebuild of the premises, which will give the venue more seating and a new rehearsal space.

As reported by The Stage in June this year, plans for the theatre form part of a wider redevelopment of the former Southwark Town Hall near Camberwell. Initially, student accommodation company Alumno Developments proposed to refurbish the existing theatre and provide it with new studios as part of its works.

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Derby Hippodrome fight goes on despite council cash setback

16th October 2013

The Derby Hippodrome Restoration Trust that wants to buy and restore Derby’s crumbling Hippodrome theatre has vowed to fight on after the city council said it could spend no more money to help. The trust wants to refurbish the front parts of the theatre, transforming the old entrance, box office and bar into space for performances, exhibitions and meetings, as well as a cafe.

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ABTT Theatre Show 2014 dates announced

15th October 2013

The ABTT has released dates for the ABTT Theatre Show 2014. It will be held on the 11 and 12 June, once again at the Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London. Registration for visitors opens on Monday 13 January 2014!

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Council: No more cash to help Derby Hippodrome Trust

15th October 2013

Derby City Council has announced it will be unable to spend any more money on helping the Hippodrome Restoration Trust to refurbish the crumbling theatre.

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'Urban explorers' blasted for entering 'dangerous' Burnley theatre

15th October 2013

‘Urban explorers’ who entered a disused Burnley theatre have been criticised for putting their safety at risk. Pictures have been posted online of the inside of the old Empire Theatre, in Cow Lane, on social media sites and shared on ‘urban explorer’ websites, which encourage people to explore abandoned buildings. The colourful facades and ornate balconies shown in the photographs provide a glimpse into the Victorian building’s former heyday.

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Campaign to preserve Brighton Hippodrome

15th October 2013

Because of its long history as a place of relaxation – not to mention its connection with generations of distinguished performers both as residents and as visitors – Brighton has a number of entertainment venues. Some of these are conventional, such as the Theatre Royal. Others include conversions and a whole host of pub theatres.

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