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Historic Royal Arsenal buildings set scene for new cultural quarter

19th June 2015

The Borough of Greenwich has reveiled proposals for a new cultural and heritage quarter for London. The borough is securing the lease on key heritage buildings and in conversation with arts and cultural organisations so they move to the area.
For the full article see Royal Borough of Greenwich
Published 19 June 2015


UK’s leading owner of live music venues buys historic Brighton theatre

19th June 2015

Read the story at The Argus
UK’s leading owner of live music venues buys historic Brighton theatre
Published 19 June 2015


Greenwich cultural quarter planned for 2017

19th June 2015

Read the story at The Stage
Greenwich cultural quarter planned for 2017
Published 19 June 2015


New chair of DCMS Select Committee supports arts funding redistribution

19th June 2015

Read the story at Arts Professional
New chair of DCMS Select Committee supports arts funding redistribution
Published 19 June 2015


Arts buildings win architecture prize

19th June 2015

Read the story at Arts Professional
Arts buildings win architecture prize
Published 19 June 2015


Cultural plans for theatre Building at Risk

19th June 2015

Mhora Samuel, Director of The Theatres Trust, has been quoted in Arts Professional
Mhora Samuel, Director of The Theatres Trust, said of her involvement in the stakeholder group: “We are pleased to be supporting this initiative. The group will be working together over the next six months to find a solution that will protect the historical and cultural significance of this Frank Matcham theatre and identify a beneficial viable use.”
Cultural plans for theatre Building at Risk
Published 19 June 2015


Brighton Hippodrome stakeholder group launched

19th June 2015

Following the purchase of the Freehold of the Brighton Hippodrome by Academy Music Group (AMG) in April 2015, we are pleased to announce that over the next six months (from 18 June to 17 December 2015), AMG will be working with ourselves, The Theatres Trust, Brighton and Hove City Council (BHCC), Historic England, Our Brighton Hippodrome, Brighton Hippodrome CIC, and the Frank Matcham Society on a jointly commissioned Viability Study to identify a future use for this unique Grade II* former circus variety theatre. A Stakeholder Group has been formed with representatives of all organisations to oversee the Viability Study.

Council Leader, Warren Morgan said: “BHCC is pleased to be working with stakeholders on identifying a way forward to secure the future of the Hippodrome. This is a very positive initiative and we are keen to see a use that complements our ambitions for the economic development of this area of the city centre.”

Mhora Samuel, Director of The Theatres Trust, the National Advisory Public Body for Theatres said: “We are pleased to be supporting this initiative. The group will be working together over the next six months to find a solution that will protect the historical and cultural significance of this Frank Matcham theatre and identify a beneficial viable use.”

David Fisher, on behalf of Our Brighton Hippodrome and Brighton Hippodrome CIC, said: “This is the moment we have been working towards for the past 18 months. We are pleased and excited that Academy Music Group is creating this opportunity. However, this is not the end of the line, just the first milestone. We shall now be working hard on the business proposition with our stakeholder partners.”

Russell Duly, Head of Property, AMG said: “The Theatres Trust and all other organisations who are involved in this steering committee have our full support to form a collaborative and experienced effort into this study.” The Hippodrome is number one on The Theatres Trust’s Theatre Buildings at Risk Register and is high on Historic England’s Heritage at Risk Register.

For further information contact Rebecca Morland, Theatres Adviser, The Theatres Trust, rebecca.morland@theatrestrust.org.uk.

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Harrogate Theatre to improve audience safety

18th June 2015

Application: 15/02360/RG3

The Theatres Trust commented on the above listed building application for internal alterations to improve safety at the Harrogate Theatre. The Trust supports the application.

Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning documents online, please click here


Watford's Pump House to get new WCs

18th June 2015

Application: 15/00703/FUL

The Theatres Trust commented on the above planning application for demolition of an existing WC block and installation of a portable WC block at Watford’s Pump House Arts Centre. The Trust supports the application.

Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning documents online, please click here


'I just love that theatre' - Ken Dodd calls for Dudley Hippodrome to be saved

18th June 2015

Read the story at Express & Star
‘I just love that theatre’ – Ken Dodd calls for Dudley Hippodrome to be saved
Published 18 June 2015


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