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Structural Steel Design Awards 2012: The Royal Shakespeare Theatre by Bennetts Associates

1st August 2012

The Royal Shakespeare Theatre by Bennetts Associates wins Structural Steel Design Awards 2012

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Architects line up to design first East Croydon Gateway building but what about Croydon's Warehouse theatre

1st August 2012

Developers Stanhope Schroders have asked four architects to design the first section of a project neighbouring East Croydon which has seen the site lay empty for almost a decade. The preferred bidder is expected to be chosen before the end of the year, and a detailed planning application submitted to Croydon Council in 2013. The developers have outline planning permission for the site, which included providing £3m towards a new 200 seat theatre to replace the Warehouse Theatre on Dingwall Road.

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£1.25m plan to transform Grimsby Welholme Galleries into theatre and community hub

1st August 2012

Galleries could be transformed into a £1.25-million theatre and community hub. The iconic Grade II-listed building could be brought back into public use once again, creating jobs and training opportunities for local people. A charitable trust is behind the proposal, which it hopes will breathe life not only into one of Grimsby’s landmark buildings, but also the surrounding area.

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Fight to save historic Salford theatre

1st August 2012

The Victoria theatre in Lower Broughton is up for sale after standing empty for several years. Two thousand people have already signed up to help save the building – with the hope of opening it as a community facility:

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Royal Opera House in £10m Arts Council boost

1st August 2012

The Royal Opera House has been awarded £10m by Arts Council England. This huge investment means that maintenance work can be carried out on the Covent Garden site, despite a significant redevelopment 13 years ago.

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Future of Worthing Theatres looks bright with updated business plan

1st August 2012

The Worthing Theatre business plan looks set to go places! The plan developed by an in-house team, including Worthing Theatres staff, sets out its vision for the future, and includes how it will make the required 25% savings set by the council, how income will be boosted and where the current theatre offer might be affected.

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Fight to save historic Salford Victoria theatre

1st August 2012

The Victoria theatre in Lower Broughton is up for sale after standing empty for several years. Two thousand people have already signed up to help save the building – with the hope of opening it as a community facility:The Grade II listed building, opened in 1899 by renowned actor Sir Henry Irving. It has lots of its original features intact, including its two auditoriums, balconies, intricate plasterwork and arches.

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Swansea Grand Theatre-goers to help pay for refurbishment

31st July 2012

Swansea Council is introducing a new 50p ticket levy that’s designed to fund a splash of colour to the Grand Theatre. The money raised will go on things like new carpets, better lighting and a lick of paint here and there. The authority already forks out £577,000 per year to fund the Grand.

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Arts Council publishes Community Infrastructure Levy Advice Note for culture professionals

31st July 2012

The Community Infrastructure Levy allows local authorities to raise funds towards infrastructure needed to support the development of their areas. A large number of local authorities are intending to use the Community Infrastructure Levy, and are developing draft charging schedules. Arts Council England have published their Community Infrastructure Levy: advice note for culture, arts and planning professionals

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National, Chichester Festival and Royal Opera House awarded ACE capital funding

31st July 2012

The National Theatre, Royal Opera House and Chichester Festival Theatre are among five organisations to win a share of £43.8m from Arts Council England. The funding will help restore and upgrade venues, with London’s National Theatre receiving the most at £17.5m.

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