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Budget 2016: Osborne announces £20m cultural investment

17th March 2016

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Budget 2016: Osborne announces £20m cultural investment
Published 16 March 2016


UK theatres to be protected by noise mitigation measures

17th March 2016

The Theatres Trust welcomes changes to the Permitted Development Order (England) as developers now need to address noise impacts before undertaking an office to residential conversion near an existing theatre or live music venue.

From 06 April 2016 local planning authorities will have to consider noise impacts on new residents from existing businesses, under an amended permitted development right that allows offices to be converted to residential use, without the need to obtain planning permission.

The amended Order means developers will now need to seek prior approval from the local planning authority that any noise mitigation measures proposed are suitable to ensure that nearby theatres are protected before a change of use from an office to residential building can be carried out.

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Budget 2016: Arts and culture

16th March 2016

On 16 March 2016 The Chancellor presented his Budget to Parliament – here’s a summary of support announced for arts and culture.

- £13 million to Hull UK City of Culture 2017. This includes £5 million towards the refurbishment of Hull New Theatre and £8 million to ensure there is a lasting cultural legacy in Hull
- £5 million support to the Shakespeare North project to establish a new theatre in Knowsley, subject to business case approval and planning permission being granted
- £2 million to support the refurbishment of the Hall for Cornwall, subject to planning permission being granted
- £1 million to support S1 Artspace to create an arts complex in Sheffield, subject to planning permission being granted

Source: HM Treasury: Budget Paper 2016


Rotherham Civic Theatre cancels shows after partial ceiling collapse

16th March 2016

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Rotherham Civic Theatre cancels shows after partial ceiling collapse
Published 15 March 2016


Campaign launched to save Shropshire SpArC leisure centre from closing

16th March 2016

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Campaign launched to save Shropshire leisure centre from closing
Published 15 March 2016


Historic Wrexham theatre set to be demolished to make way for housing

16th March 2016

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Historic Wrexham theatre set to be demolished to make way for housing
Published 15 March 2016


Glasgow council to cut funding for Theatre Royal and King’s Theatre

16th March 2016

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Glasgow council to cut funding for Theatre Royal and King’s Theatre
Published 15 March 2016


Aberdeen university swimming pool could be turned into new arts theatre

16th March 2016

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Aberdeen university swimming pool could be turned into new arts theatre
Published 15 March 2016


£6m cash injection to Shakespearean theatre in Prescot

16th March 2016

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£6m cash injection to Shakespearean theatre
Published 15 March 2016


Hull to get £13m Budget boost part of which will go to refurbishment of Hull New Theatre

16th March 2016

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Hull to get £13m City of Culture Budget boost
Published 16 March 2016


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