The Theatres Trust

Loss of car park for Tameside Hippodrome

5th June 2013

Application: 13/00082/FUL

The Theatres Trust has been made aware of the above planning application which has been submitted to Tameside Metropolitain Borough Council for ten houses and eleven apartments on the TMBC Car Park, Moss Street East in Ashton-Under-Lyne. The application will affect the Tameside Hippodrome Theatre.

The Theatres Trust objected to the application. Read the Trust’s response

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


Failure of bid to re-establish Dudley Hippodrome as council cites ‘lack of viability’

5th June 2013

Dudley Hippodrome is to be demolished after the town’s council decided that a proposal from a local group, which wanted to restore the venue to its original use as a theatre, was “not viable”.

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Cost-cutting measures put future of Durham’s Lamplight Arts Centre in doubt

5th June 2013

Durham County Council has stated it is planning to lease Lamplight Arts Centre in Stanley to the local town council in a bid to make a yearly financial saving of £130,000.

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Crouch End nightclub to be transformed into theatre and cinema

5th June 2013

A former nightclub in north London is being converted into a new 90-seat theatre and cinema venue.

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Amendments to SNAC

5th June 2013

Application: 13/00593/FUL

Southampton City Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application for the erection of two buildings, one of which would be up to 10-storeys in height, to provide a new arts complex (SNAC) incorporating two auditoria, gallery space; ground floor retail/restaurant/cafe/drinking establishments (Classes A1/A3/A4) and 38 flats (5 x one-bedroom, 28 x two-bedroom and 5 x three-bedroom) with underground parking of 31 spaces. The development proposes the formation of a new street between Above Bar Street and Park Walk.

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.


Empty Barton Green Theatre in New Malden could be demolished by Kingston Council

5th June 2013

Kingston Council is considering whether to knock down a derelict New Malden theatre and rebuild it again from scratch. Leader of the council, Councillor Derek Osbourne, said Barton Green theatre could be knocked down as repairing the building would cost too much and would not be economically viable.

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Brighton and Hove Council backs open air theatre plan

4th June 2013

An outdoor theatre that was the dream of a Brighton playwright who died recently has been supported by the city’s council.

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£10,000 appeal for Whiteladies Picture House study launched

4th June 2013

A £10,000 fundraising appeal has been launched by a group aiming to return the derelict Whiteladies Picture House to its former glory. The cinema, which opened in 1921, has been empty for the last 12 years after showing its last film in 2001. In March, developers who wanted to turn the building into a gym and flats had their appeal against refusal of planning permission rejected. Now the campaign is looking for funds so that a full feasibility study, including a full structural survey and detailed architectural drawings, can take place.

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Liz Forgan: The City's wealth is not reaching the arts

4th June 2013

Liz Forgan, former head of the Arts Council, asks why our hedge fund managers – unlike Russian oligarchs – are not supporting their culture writes Rupert Christiansen for The Telegraph.


Glasgow’s Athenaeum Theatre to become restaurant

4th June 2013

Application: 13/00718/DC

The City of Glasgow has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application for the internal and external alterations and display of signage to the Former Athenaeum Theatre.

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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