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Demolition proposed for RAF Brampton Theatre

22nd October 2013

Applications: 1301461DEMDET and 1301178OUT

Huntingdonshire District Council is currently considering the above applications for the redevelopment of RAF Brampton, Buckden Road, Brampton. The proposal includes demolition of the RAF Brampton Theatre, a 2013 Theatre Building at Risk.

The Theatres Trust is in the process of preparing a submission.

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

Theatre Buildings at Risk Register 2013

Theatres database entry: RAF Brampton

Save Brampton Little Theatre e-Petition


The Planning Inspectorate to review the approved redevelopment of the Shell Centre and Theatre

22nd October 2013

Appeal number: APP/N56660/V/13/2205181

The Planning Inspectorate consulted The Theatres Trust on the above public inquiry regarding the redevelopment of the Shell Centre, York Road, London.

The Theatres Trust objected to the proposal due to the demolition of the Shell Theatre. Read the Trust’s response

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


Extra signage for the upcoming X Factor musical at the London Palladium

22nd October 2013

Application: 13/09510/LBC

Westminster City Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application for temporary signage on the London Palladium, Argyle Street, London.

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.


New back stage facilities for Malvern's Coach House Theatre

22nd October 2013

Application: 13/01101/FUL

Malvern Hills District Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application for an extension to the Coach House Theatre’s back stage area.

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

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


Kent and Sussex theatres 'adapt' to cope with funding cuts

21st October 2013

Theatres in the South East are having to adapt to try to cope with diminishing public subsidies. Research by the BBC in the South East suggests that many cash-strapped councils have reduced contributions to theatres in the region. And some predict it may only be a matter of time before theatres have to be wholly self-sufficient.

But while some councils are bucking that trend, some theatre bosses are relishing the potential independence. Overall net spending on theatres among Kent councils has fallen from £3.7m in 2010/11 to an expected £2.7m in the current financial year, although by no means uniformly across the county.

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Providence secures £450m London Theatre Coup

21st October 2013

Providence Equity Partners, a US investment firm, is to become the most influential player on the London stage by securing a takeover of the West End’s biggest theatre group. Sky News has learnt that Providence is expected to tie up a deal to buy a controlling stake in Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) as early as Monday.

Providence is understood to have outbid a host of rivals including Blackstone, Carlyle, Charterhouse and Lion Capital in recent days to complete a takeover of venues such as the Lyceum and Piccadilly theatres. Ambassador’s current majority shareholder, Exponent Private Equity, is expected to remain a minority investor once the deal completes.

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Winners of 2013 UK Theatre Awards Announced

21st October 2013

The Theatrical Management Association (TMA) has announced the winners of the 2013 UK Theatre Awards – the only nationwide awards to honour creative excellence and the outstanding achievement seen on and off stage throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Sheffield Theatre productions are the big winners with Best New Play for Mike Bartlett’s BULL, Best Musical Production for THIS IS MY FAMILY, and Best Touring Production for THE FULL MONTY.

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Winners of 2013 UK Theatre Awards Announced

20th October 2013

The Theatrical Management Association (TMA) has announced the winners of the 2013 UK Theatre Awards – the only nationwide awards to honour creative excellence and the outstanding achievement seen on and off stage throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Campaigners take to the streets in fight to get theatre in Guisborough

20th October 2013

Campaigners fighting to bring a theatre to an east Cleveland market town took to the streets to show the strength of feeling after losing out on a possible venue.

Earthbeat, which is a theatre group for adults with learning difficulties, is continuing its battle with Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council. The march, led by the music of the Teesside Pipe Band, set off from the town’s Market Cross on Saturday morning before the campaigners were entertained by live music in Westgate park. The row erupted in July when the council decided to sell the former register officer to a pub chain instead of the community theatre group.

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Victorian Society release Top Ten Most Endangered list 2013

18th October 2013

The Victorian Society have produced its 2013 review of the nation’s Top Ten Endangered Buildings. These include Plymouth Palace and Swansea Palace Theatre. Read the full list


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