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Second attempt at Winter Gardens plan - but does Bournemouth council have other ideas?

10th September 2012

Developers are making a second attempt to win planning permission for a £150million scheme for Bournemouth’s Winter Gardens site. But Bournemouth council maintains it has different plans for the prime piece of land. The new application, submitted by Planning Solutions Partnership, once again seeks to build a hotel, cinema , shops, apartments, public piazzas and leisure facilities on the site of the demolished concert hall.

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Unique piece of Huddersfield’s theatrical history goes on display

9th September 2012

Visitors have had the chance to see a fascinating part of Huddersfield’s history for the first time in 60 years. Ten huge ornate cloths went on display this weekend at the Lawrence Batley Theatre having been salvaged just a few weeks ago. The beautiful designs were used as backdrops for plays at the now-derelict Palace Theatre on Venn Street. LBT technical manager Rupert Hoarder uncovered the precious cloths after he was allowed in to the Palace before its planned redevelopment.

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Stratford council back RSC Courtyard Theatre plans

7th September 2012

Plans by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) to permanently open its temporary Courtyard Theatre have been backed by Stratford-upon-Avon town council. The complex in Stratford, which seats 1,000 people, has housed productions for six years while two other theatres were redeveloped.

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Bury St Edmunds Councillor says a casino could boost the Apex

7th September 2012

A casino has been suggested as an alternative use for a music and entertainment venue which is being heavily subsidised by taxpayers. Independent councillor David Nettleton, who has been vocal about the cost of the Apex in Bury St Edmunds, believes another use must be found for the building, which is owned and run by St Edmundsbury Borough Council.

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Two illuminated signs for Park Theatre, Islington

7th September 2012

Planning application:P121725

London Borough of Islington has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application for the installation of two illuminated signs to the front elevation of Park Theatre in Islington.

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 and click search.


Theatres Trust publishes its 35th Annual Report

7th September 2012

We are pleased to present our 35th Annual Report which highlights The Theatres Trust’s work and achievements from 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012. As a resource for theatres we protect theatres from destruction, damage and deterioration; promote the importance of theatres; and provide advice on the planning, building, restoration, development and use of theatres.

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Tameside Hippodrome could reopen in eight months

7th September 2012

Plans to reopen Manchester’s Grade II listed Tameside Hippodrome are being submitted by a local arts group to the venue’s owner, Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council. The council has been in discussions with Tameside Heritage and Arts Trust, which hopes to reopen the Hippodrome as a theatre from spring 2013.

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Soho Theatre’s plans for Walthamstow Granada boosted

7th September 2012

Proposals to convert a former north London cinema into a live entertainment venue have been spurred on after the local council rejected a rival group’s plans to change the building into a church. At a public planning meeting, Waltham Forest Council members voted unanimously to reject proposals from the current owners of the former Granada Cinema in Walthamstow, the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God.

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RSC Courtyard Theatre to be retained and converted

6th September 2012

Planning Application:12/01768/FUL

Stratford-on-Avon District Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application to retain and convert the Courtyard Theatre to a studio theatre, costume store, rehearsal rooms and offices together with minor external alterations including new windows and roof lights and a replacement rooftop plant screen.

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 and click search.


Portsmouth New Theatre Royal to be refurbished and extended

6th September 2012

Planning Application: 12/00823/FUL

Portsmouth City Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application for the construction of an extension with fly tower and back of house facilities.

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 and click search.


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