The Theatres Trust

Objection to planned alterations to Blandford Forum's Corn Exchange

24th September 2013

Application: 2/2013/0965/PLNG

North Dorset District Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application for alterations and refurbishment of The Shambles and Corn Exchange; and demolition of the existing Town Council offices to erect a replacement office building.

The Theatres Trust objected to the complete loss of the stage house constructed in 1891. The stage is the main focus of the hall and we are firmly of the opinion that the stage and stage house should be retained (albeit modified to address the current acoustic and performance issues) to maintain the hall’s function as a theatrical performance space for local amateur dramatic societies. Read the Trust’s response

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Odeon West End to be demolished?

24th September 2013

Application: 13/07443/FULL

Westminster City Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application to demolish the Odeon West End and adjoining buildings to construct a 10 storey building containing a hotel, cinema and associated facilities.

The Theatres Trust objected to the complete demolition of the cinema building, which is considered a significant heritage asset within the Leicester Square Conservation Area. Read the Trust’s response

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Announcing the Final Nominees for the 2013 Knight of Illumination Awards

23rd September 2013

The eagerly anticipated shortlists of lighting designers nominated for a much-coveted Knight of Illumination Award have been announced. Established to celebrate outstanding achievements in British lighting design in the sectors of TV, Theatre and Concert Touring and Events, the awards are voted on by panels of professional reviewers who work in each of the specific sectors.

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Bristol business is thanked for new Tobacco Factory Theatre seating

23rd September 2013

Following a six month public appeal, Bristol’s Tobacco Factory Theatre is delighted to announce that its new auditorium seating is now fully installed and ready for use by the public. The investment in new seating was undertaken to increase audience capacity and is part of an on-going programme of updates and improvements at the much loved hub for classical and contemporary theatre.

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Halton's flagship theatre invites residents to cast their votes

23rd September 2013

You could put your theatre up in lights ahead of the West End and help The Brindley get crowned The UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre. Voting is now open for the award, part of the My Theatre Matters campaign in association with Classic FM. It is designed to give a voice to theatregoers who value their local theatres and the public funding that is required to keep them operating for their communities.

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Worksop: Curtain lifted on refurb for old theatre

22nd September 2013

The dream of turning the old Regal Theatre in Worksop back into a jewel at the heart of the community is gathering pace for the men behind the project.

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Plymouth Palace Theatre Dance Academy 'at highest risk'

20th September 2013

Plymouth’s Palace Theatre in Union Street has been included on the Theatre Buildings at Risk Register 2013 – as being at greatest risk of being lost. 48 theatres feature on Register 2013, published by national advisory public body, The Theatres Trust- including the abandoned Dance Academy club. Compared to last year there are ten new theatres at risk, seven theatres have been saved, but four have been lost forever.

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Felixstowe's Spa Pavilion at risk of closure

20th September 2013

The Spa Pavilion in Felixstowe has been named as one of the country’s most at risk theatres. Nationally, 48 buildings feature on The Theatre Trust’s danger list.

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News not so Grand for Doncaster theatre campaigners

20th September 2013

Hopes of re-opening the Grand Theatre have been handed a boost as campaigners have been promised first refusal on the building. Friends of Doncaster Grand Theatre have confirmed they have already put in two bids for the building and are optimistic a deal can be struck, but both bids so far have been rejected by the building’s owners.

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Unknown future for 'most at-risk' Victoria Theatre, Salford

20th September 2013

Salford’s own famed Victoria Theatre still lies empty, sad and unused. A new report by the national society The Theatres Trust puts the Victorian red-brick theatre, on Great Clowes Street, near the top of its at-risk register. While the exterior is straggled with weeds and looks a sorry state, “the interior alone justifies the theatre’s listing” says the London-based Trust.

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