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Event: National Festival of Music Hall and Variety 20 - 22 September

12th August 2013

From Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd September, the celebrated Wilton’s Music Hall in London’s East End will host the National Festival of Music Hall and Variety, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the British Music Hall Society.

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New King's Edinburgh mural unveiled

11th August 2013

A mural by the Scottish playwright and artist John Byrne has been unveiled at one of Edinburgh’s leading theatres.

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Chichester's pop-up Theatre in the Park launches

11th August 2013

A team including a theatre producer and an archiectural practitioner have designed a pop-up venue for the Chichester Festival 2013.

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Darlington arts: when one door closes, another opens

11th August 2013

It may have lost its arts centre, but the council pledges proceeds of the sale go back into local arts – how should they be spent? writes John Dean, chair of Darlington for Culture for the Guardian Culture Professionals Network.


In the hot seat: playing it cool at the theatre

11th August 2013

When temperatures go up, audiences either melt or sit shivering in chilly auditoriums. Just how do you handle the heat? blogs Lyn Gardner


Blog: Why we need to invest in theatre, not just buildings

11th August 2013

A new report says small London theatres face tough times. It has good ideas, but doesn’t go far enough in looking to the future blogs Lyn Gardner for The Guardian Culture blog.


Glasgow Citizens Theatre plans for next century as council grants long-term lease in Gorbals

11th August 2013

Citizens Theatre in Glasgow is to be offered a new 99-year lease for its famous location in The Gorbals to help secure its future for drama lovers. The Citizens, one of Scotland’s oldest theatres, which is planning its biggest revamp since it opened in 1878 as the Royal Princess’s Theatre, received the boost from the city council.

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Glasgow Citizens theatre to let fans buy piece of history

11th August 2013

Theatre audiences often go home with a new ­experience, but fans of one of Scotland’s most famous theatre, the Citizens in ­Glasgow, will soon be able to go home with a part of the building itself.

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Calderstones Mansion House Garden Theatre ready for re-opening

11th August 2013

Half the tickets have already been sold for the reopening of Liverpool’s most famous outdoor theatre, Calderstones Mansion House Garden Theatre, which has been defunct for 30 years. Thanks to the Reader Organisation it reopens next week with Shakespeare’s King Lear, staged by London’s Globe Theatre company.

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Curtain poised to rise on £250m Theatreland sale

11th August 2013

The owner of prominent West End venues is to be put up for sale within months amid strong trading in Theatreland, Sky News learns.

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