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Five theatres shortlisted for 2014 Civic Trust Awards

30th January 2014

Almost 80 UK and International projects are in the running to win one of this year’s Civic Trust Awards, 5 theatres projects have been shortlisted.

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Inverness's Eden Court asks for donations in wills

30th January 2014

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Inverness’s Eden Court asks for donations in wills
Published: 30 January 2014


Feature: Spotlight on Theatre Delicatessen

30th January 2014

Delicatessen’s current building, Marylebone Gardens, is like being backstage of the biggest show you’ve never seen. Each corner of the building’s 45,000 square feet is being made use of, as artists’ studios, rehearsal spaces or in an immersive piece of theatre. Theatre Delicatessen – whose Artistic Directors, Roland Smith and Jess Brewster have turned the former home of BBC Radio London into a temporary hub for the arts, ahead of the site’s redevelopment. And what a hub it is. Downstairs, a gallery is being constructed to host two exhibitions in the next few months. Last year it was a studio theatre. This is the type of space Theatre Delicatessen run – flexible and open to any artist with a bright idea.

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Bexhill Playhouse secures funding from Government Community Assets Fund

30th January 2014

Community buildings have benefited from £5.5 million government boost to help them reopen to the public or improve their existing use. Each community asset will receive between £100,000 and £500,000 from a £5.5 million Department for Communities and Local Government community assets fund, managed by the Social Investment Business Group.

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Three arrested over Leeds Grand and Opera House fraud claims

30th January 2014

Read more in The Stage
Three arrested over Leeds Grand and Opera House fraud claims
Published: 30 January 2014


Plans to replace Cumbernauld Theatre

29th January 2014

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Plans to replace Cumbernauld Theatre
Published: 29 January 2014


Society of London Theatre reports record Box Office attendances and revenue for 2013

29th January 2014

The Society of London Theatre’s 2013 Box Office figures, published today (29 January 2014), show record ticket revenue and attendances. Overall attendances increased 4% to 14,587,276 and gross sales of £585,506,455 were up 11% compared to 2012, generating VAT receipts for the Treasury of £97,584,409.

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Earls Court redevelopment one step closer

29th January 2014

Application: 2013/05200/RES

Hammersmith and Fulham Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application for the development of part of the Earls Court/ West Kensington urban renewal site for mixed use residential and commercial development and associated public domain works. The application did not relate to development parcels where community or cultural uses are proposed and therefore was outside the Trust’s remit . Read the Trust’s response

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Press release: Fourth round of small grants announced by The Theatres Trust

29th January 2014

The Theatres Trust is pleased to announce its fourth round of small capital grants to theatres across the nation. Awards are made to five community theatres for projects that will make important capital improvements, including one of the rarest surviving music halls, Hoxton Hall, and the community-owned and volunteer-run Beccles Public Hall & Theatre.

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Aberdeen music hall to get major upgrade thanks to capital grant

28th January 2014

Read more at The Stage
Aberdeen music hall to get major upgrade thanks to capital grant
Published: 28 January 2014


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