The Theatres Trust

West End venues to be exempt from controversial planning law

16th May 2013

Theatres in the West End have been saved from new planning legislation that had threatened to bring them into conflict with nearby residents, after local councils were granted exemptions from the change in law.

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Arts centre set to open on London’s Shaftesbury Avenue

16th May 2013

A disused former chapel in the heart of London’s West End is to reopen as a temporary performance space next month, with plans being developed to turn the iconic building into a permanent “experimental” arts venue for the capital.

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HLF rejects £10m Southbank Centre bid

16th May 2013

The Southbank Centre has failed to secure more than £10 million towards its £120 million redevelopment project after the Heritage Lottery Fund rejected its bid.

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Bonington Theatre in Arnold to remain closed due to improvements

16th May 2013

The Theatre looks set to remain closed over the summer while it undergoes a major revamp.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber restores Drury Lane to its ‘original Georgian splendour’

15th May 2013

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane has completed a multi-million pound restoration to improve its rotunda, royal staircases and Grand Saloon in the year of its 350th anniversary.

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Sherman Cymru facelift was £800,000 over budget

14th May 2013

A Cardiff theatre was asked to explain by the Arts Council of Wales why there was no plan to tackle an £800,000 overspend, it has emerged.

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50 jobs at New West Cumbrian Arts Centre and Theatre

10th May 2013

A disused church in Workington will be turned into an arts centre and theatre. Planning permission has been granted for the ambitious development of the empty Trinity Methodist Church in the town centre.

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The Public Arts Centre in West Bromwich could become college

10th May 2013

The Public, in Sandwell, West Bromwich, opened in 2008, two years behind schedule and £15m over budget. Sandwell Council said it was considering using 80% of the arts centre as a sixth-form college to secure its long-term future.

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Minor amendments proposed for Barnard Castle’s Witham Hall

9th May 2013

Planning Application: 6/2013/0082/LB

Durham County Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above listed building application for minor amendments to existing listed building consent 6/2011/0371/DM/LB including changes to windows/roof lights, ventilation terminals, internal partitions and dry lining to Witham Hall.

The Theatres Trust supported the application. Read the Trust’s response.

To view the planning application online, please click here and enter the application reference, then click Submit Query.


Leith Theatre Trust to be granted 5 year lease

9th May 2013

The Leith Theatre is set to ?reopen for the first time in more than two decades, with a charity poised to be granted a lease for the historic arts venue. A five-year lease for the 1930s B-listed building on Ferry Road is expected to be granted to the Leith Theatre Trust in June 2013.

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Backstage Equipment at the Adelina Patti Theatre, Abercrave, circa 2013
Adelina Patti Theatre (Craig Y Nos)
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