The Theatres Trust

Alterations to Bournemouth Royal Bath Hotel

25th April 2013

Applications: 7-2013-2186-BU

Bournemouth Borough Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application for alterations to elevations of the hotel to include changes to windows, new extract fans, vents and extract duct.

The Theatres Trust raised no issues about the application. Read the Trust’s response.

To view the planning application online, please click here and enter the application number, then click search.


New terrace proposed for Theatre Royal Drury Lane

25th April 2013

Applications: 13/01923/FULL

The City of Westminster has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application for alterations to the existing portico roof at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

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

To view the planning application online, please click here and enter the application number, then click search.


Maria Miller: a mind already made up?

24th April 2013

The economic case for the arts adds up, says Dan Rebellato for The Guardian, but doesn’t account for the risk that gives culture its true value


Maria Miller calls for arts to focus on economic case for funding

24th April 2013

Culture secretary Maria Miller has called on the arts to focus on making an economic argument for continued government investment in the sector. In a keynote speech delivered at the British Museum today, Miller emphasised that the coalition government was committed to a “mixed economy model where targeted public funding will stimulate money from other sources”, but called on the arts sector to help her ‘reframe’ the argument for state funding of the arts to convince her government colleagues and the public.

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Maria Miller: Arts must make economic case

24th April 2013

Culture Secretary Maria Miller has said the arts world must make the case for public funding by focusing on its economic, not artistic, value. She told arts executives in a speech that they must “hammer home the value of culture to our economy”. Ms Miller said: “When times are tough and money is tight, our focus must be on culture’s economic impact.” But National Theatre boss Sir Nicholas Hytner said there was “a contradiction at the heart of her thinking”.pay”.

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£4.5m Arts Centre planned for Ringwood Hampshire

23rd April 2013

Ringwood Musical & Dramatic Society, in partnership with Greyfriars Community Centre, are planning to develop a new multi-use arts centre on the old Activities Centre site at Greyfriars. The new centre will include a 280-seat theatre / cinema with retractable seating; 160 places at tables for functions; large space for dances, proms, conferences and exhibitions, and bar facilities for smaller meetings, lunches and dinners.

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South Devon Arts Centre to open in Totnes

23rd April 2013

The South Devon Arts Centre (SDAC) on the site of a former bike showroom in Totnes is being run by a community not-for-profit group. The venue will hold 300 people when it opens on 31 May and will host live music, comedy and theatre. It is expected to create 11 jobs.

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Brighton Hippodrome could become a cinema

22nd April 2013

Developers have revealed £18 million plans to revamp a historic entertainment venue that once played host to The Beatles. The Grade II* listed Hippodrome, in Middle Street, Brighton, has been empty since 2007. After lengthy discussions, Alaska Development Consultants has revealed plans to transform the Victorian venue into an eight screen cinema.

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Mackintosh steady, Lloyd Webber drops two places in Sunday Times Rich List

22nd April 2013

With a private fortune estimated at £825 million, Cameron Mackintosh is the highest-ranking creative talent listed in this year’s Sunday Times Rich List.

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Sam Wanamaker Playhouse to open in January 2014

22nd April 2013

John Webster’s macabre tragedy The Duchess of Malfi has been announced as the opening production on 9 January 2014 at the Globe’s new indoor theatre, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse..

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