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Market Weighton theatre company donates hundreds to community

29th July 2013

A giant cheque gave local groups in the Western Wolds a big boost recently.

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Theatres Trust condemns office plan for Capitol Theatre, Aberdeen

27th July 2013

Plans to transform Aberdeen’s historic Capitol Theatre have been dealt a major blow after a conservation group moved to block the scheme.

The Theatres Trust has condemned proposals to turn the once-thriving Union Street entertainment venue into an office complex.

The Knight Property Group (KPG) wants to spend £30million on the building – an investment it says will kick-start the regeneration of the west end of the city centre.

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Report: 75% of small London theatres need significant upgrades

25th July 2013

Three quarters of the capital’s small theatres require significant upgrade or renovation, with most having raised no money at all towards the necessary refurbishment work, according to a report published this week by the London Assembly. It recommends the Greater London Authority sets up a capital fund for the city’s small theatres.

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Bristol Old Vic theatre could have dramatic facelift

25th July 2013

Under the multi-million pound plans the 1970s studio theatre would be knocked down to create a new entrance, while the current foyer through Cooper’s Hall would be returned to its original use as a banqueting hall. The new development is the second phase of the theatre’s refurbishment and organisers aim to complete it by the 250th anniversary in 2016.

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Stage struck Boris Johnson ready to realise his drama dreams with theatre groups

25th July 2013

London’s theatrical Mayor Boris Johnson could soon find his stage dreams realised after City Hall was encouraged to open its doors to allow theatre groups to rehearse and perform.

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Kings Theatre Trust, Portsmouth given £200,000 to help kick-start project

25th July 2013

Plans to redevelop the Kings Theatre have been given a major boost after the first phase of funding was secured.

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Arts Council should do honourable deed and support Rosehill Theatre

25th July 2013

This week the appalling statement by the Arts Council to withdraw its share of match funding for the improvement and upgrading of facilities at Rosehill Theatre.

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Plea to save historic Dudley Hippodrome from bulldozers

25th July 2013

The 1,700-seater Dudley Hippodrome is set for demolition after the vacant site was compulsorily purchased by the town’s council.

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Theatres Trust responds to London Assembly's Centre Stage report

25th July 2013

Mhora Samuel, Director, The Theatres Trust responds to the London Assembly ‘Centre Stage: Supporting small theatres in the capital’ report launched on 25 July 2013.

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Around half of small theatres in London ‘insecure’ about their future, new Assembly report reveals

25th July 2013

A new London Assembly report today sets out an action plan for the capital’s small theatres, as it reveals almost half feel insecure about their financial future and more than a third fear their venues are at risk of being sold or converted by developers.

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