The Theatres Trust

City of Derry Drama Festival

6th March 2014

On March 7, the 34th City of Derry Drama Festival opens in the Waterside Theatre, with nine productions in as many days. Festival Director Maureen Gallagher, who has been involved with the festival from the outset, says: ‘When we know that our audience has got the theatre bug, then all our efforts have proved worthwhile.’

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Corby theatre appoints new chairman of trustees

6th March 2014

Corby Cube Theatre Trust, the charity which runs The Core, has appointed Morag Ballantyne as its new chairman of trustees. Following the retirement of the theatre’s first chairman, Les Manning, Morag was appointed by the board at the end of January and has now taken up her new voluntary role.

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Chichester Festival Theatre opens its newly refurbished doors for a season of spectacular talent

6th March 2014

Chichester Festival Theatre (CFT) has announced details of its 2014 season, which sees the reopening of the Festival Theatre following a £22 million restoration. The season includes a mixture of new writing and old, with a celebration of the works of Peter Shaffer, including a revival of Amadeus starring Rupert Everett as Salieri which runs in the Festival Theatre from 12 July to 2 August 2014.

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Upgrading Stratford-upon-Avon's Civic Hall

6th March 2014

Application: 14/00356/FUL and 14/00359/LBC

Stratford-on-Avon District Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above applications for new external lighting and resurfacing of the steps and ramps to the 14 Rother Street entry to Stratford-upon-Avon’s Civic Hall. The Trust supported the proposal. Read the Trust’s response

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


Residential uses affecting the Vaudeville Theatre

6th March 2014

Application: 14/01129/FULL

Westminster City Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application to vary a planning consent relating to 406 Strand, adjacent to the Vaudeville Theatre, which will change the mix of previously approved residential units in the building. Read the Trust’s response

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


Singers team up to record ‘Save the Muni’ protest single

5th March 2014

Singers from across the Valleys have joined forces to record a protest song against the potential closure of Pontypridd’s Muni Arts Centre. The Voice star Ash Morgan, singer-songwriter Amy Wadge, Peasant’s King vocalist Dan Lafrombé, young Treherbert singer Gabrielle Murphy and hard rock favourite Nev MacDonald have teamed up with musical director Stephen J Preston to launch impassioned song “Sold Out”.

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Funding to Enhance Community Facilities in England, Scotland & Wales

4th March 2014

Under the Sita Trust’s Enhancing Communities Programme Core Fund, grants of up to £60,000 are available to not for profit organisations, community groups, schools, parish councils, local authorities and charities for projects that make physical improvements to community facilities and historic buildings / structures.

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Heritage Enterprise Programme (UK)

4th March 2014

The Heritage Lottery Fund has announced that its £125 million Heritage Enterprise grants programme is open for applications. The scheme aims to support not-for-profit organisations to help them work in partnership with the private sector in the restoration of unused historic building and sites and unlock their economic potential.

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Thousands celebrate opening of refurbished Liverpool Everyman

4th March 2014

More than 6,000 people joined in celebrations for the re-opening of Liverpool’s iconic Everyman Theatre following a multi-million pound refurbishment. A parade outside the Hope Street venue on Saturday night was watched by around 2,000 spectators. And a housewarming the following night was attended by more than 4,000.

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£2million plans drawn up for New Bradford Playhouse

4th March 2014

Jono Gadsby and his wife Clare, who took over the running of the New Bradford Playhouse 15 months ago on a peppercorn-rent, are hoping plans drawn up so far – and to be unveiled to the public this Easter – will generate more ideas for the vision to keep the artistic space centre stage for the whole community.

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