The Theatres Trust

Campaigners at Corwen Pavilion vow to fight closure

17th June 2013

Campaigners opposing proposals to demolish a 102-year-old pavilion have vowed to keep fighting, despite the Charity Commission saying it can not intervene to save the building.

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Fresh hope in Derby Hippodrome battle

17th June 2013

The row over the future of Derby Hippodrome has taken a dramatic turn after special legal status was granted to a group which wants to buy and restore it. Now Derby Hippodrome Restoration Trust, which wants to restore the building to a theatre, has defiantly said it would bid for the building later this year.

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Ambassador Theatre Group co-founder Howard Panter awarded knighthood

15th June 2013

Howard Panter, the co-founder of the Ambassador Theatre Group, has been made a knight in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Sir Howard, from West Byfleet, has been honoured for his services to theatre.

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Curtain rises on first phase of Swansea Grand facelift

15th June 2013

Cash from kindhearted patrons of Swansea Grand Theatre has helped to get the project off the ground. It was back in January that theatre bosses unveiled a plan to transform key areas of the site. The aim of the project is to ensure that the venue remains among the best theatres in South Wales. Under the first phase of the work, steps are being taken to revamp the stalls auditorium seats through them being re-upholstered.

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Wealthy stars should donate back to the arts, Lady Lloyd Webber says

14th June 2013

Successful artists and celebrities should use their own money to help plug the arts funding gap and give something back to their industry, Lady Lloyd Webber has said.

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Arts ‘to receive ring-fenced 5% spending cut’

14th June 2013

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport will receive an 8% cut to its budget for 2015 to 2016 after a deal was struck with the Treasury, according to press reports.

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Retention of special lighting bars and equipment at the Palace Theatre

14th June 2013

Listed Building Application: 13/05062/LBC

The City of Westminster has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application to retain a set of lighting bars within the auditorium of the Palace Theatre, Cambridge Circus, for extra lighting requirements to facilitate the productions of ‘Derren Brown and The Commitments’.

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.


Leith Theatre preservation society aims to reopen famed venue in Edinburgh

14th June 2013

A derelict concert hall that once played host to some of the most famour rock bands is to re-open.

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Dame Liz Forgan becomes Chair of Bristol Old Vic Theatre

14th June 2013

It has been announced that Dame Liz Forgan, who stepped down as Chair of Arts Council England at the end of last year, is the new Chair of the Bristol Old Vic.

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New Arts Centre proposed in London’s West End

14th June 2013

Application: 13/04245/FULL

The City of Westminster has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application for the use of a former Presbyterian church as an Arts Centre with ancillary offices and a restaurant/bar/nightclub (sui-generis), associated internal and external alterations, including vehicular access for servicing via rear of 126-134 Shaftesbury Avenue. (Site includes 79-87 Charing Cross Road).

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.


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