The Theatres Trust

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.


The MAC in Belfast wins top architectural award

14th June 2013

The MAC has been recognised for its architectural excellence with a National Award by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Coming only 2 months after the MAC’s first birthday, this award allows for this hub for the arts in Belfast City Centre to be eligible for a shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize, for the best building of 2013.

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RIBA and RIAS award winners announced

13th June 2013

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) have revealed the winners of their respective 2013 awards in recognition of architectural achievement.

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British Theatre Guide: Dramatic Exhortations at Theatres Trust Conference

13th June 2013

The British Theatre Guide has published its write up of the recent Theatres Trust conference, Thriving Theatres.

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