The Theatres Trust

Theatres Trust acts to prevent demolition of Beaton venue

31st October 2013

The Theatres Trust has objected to plans to demolish the 450-seat Shell Theatre designed by Cecil Beaton. The national advisory body for theatre buildings said that the central London performance space, which is in the basement of the Shell Centre on the South Bank, had been designed to a high technical and professional standard and could in the future be used for professional shows.

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Bold new vision to turn Barton into all-singing Gloucester Arts Quarter

31st October 2013

Visions of transforming Barton into the Gloucester Arts Quarter will begin with the unveiling of the city’s only professional theatre next year, The historic Picturedrome, in Barton Street, which has previously been a theatre and a cinema, is being prepared as a venue to rival The Everyman theatre in Cheltenham.

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Government announces planning red tape will be cut

31st October 2013

Unnecessary red tape that is no longer needed and which adds to the cost of providing new houses and enterprise will be cut as part of the Red Tape Challenge to reduce and consolidate planning regulations.

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Rebalancing Our Cultural Capital Report launched

31st October 2013

Rebalancing Our Cultural Capital, an evidence-based report addressing the balance of arts funds between London and the rest of England has been published. It provides a contribution to the debate on national policy for the arts and culture in England

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King's Head opens new Hope Theatre in Islington

31st October 2013

Next week the curtain rises on a new theatre in London. The Hope Theatre will open in a function room above The Hope and Anchor pub on Upper Street in Islington, best known for staging rock gigs in its basement. The venue will be run by Adam Spreadbury-Maher, artistic director of The King’s Head Theatre, on the same street. Having used the room as a rehearsal space for the past two years, he has persuaded the brewery, Greene King, to rent it out as a second space, for free.

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Independent report claims London bias in culture funding

31st October 2013

Funding for English museums, galleries and theatres is heavily skewed towards London, a report has said. Rebalancing Our Cultural Capital, is an evidence-based report addressing the balance of arts funds between London and the rest of England

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Dave Welsh Interview – The Plymouth Palace Project

31st October 2013

Plymouth News interviewed David Welsh the Co- Director of The Plymouth Palace Theatre Project. Read the full interview on their plans for Plymouth Palace.


Hertswood Academy and Ark Theatre could be bulldozed under Elstree Corridor plans

30th October 2013

Proposals to bulldoze Hertswood Academy and the multi-million pound Ark Theatre were discussed at a council meeting tonight. Under plans to redevelop the Elstree Way Corridor, the Thrift Farm Lane high school could be demolished and merged with the the lower school site in Cowley Hill.

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Live music licensing consultation launched

29th October 2013

This consultation is about implementing reforms to entertainment licensing via a Legislative Reform Order. It sets out proposals to amend the Licensing Act 2003 so that certain entertainment activities in defined circumstances no longer require a licence before they can take place.

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Temporary exhibits for the Martin Creed exhibition at the Hayward Gallery sculpture terraces

29th October 2013

Appeal number: 13/04677/FUL

Lambeth Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application to install three temporary outdoor exhibits associated with the upcoming Martin Creed exhibition at The Hayward Gallery, South Bank Centre, London.

The Theatres 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.


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