The Theatres Trust

New backstage heritage collection website established

29th August 2014

A new website has been established to promote the preservation of theatre technology, This website represents a group of technical theatre folk who have realised that much of their heritage is being discarded and replaced with new technologies.

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Theatre plans for the former Lewes Magistrates Court

28th August 2014

Application: SDNP/14/03805/FUL

The Theatres Trust commented on the above planning application for the change of use of the former Lewes Magistrates Court from class D1 (non-residential institution) to class D2 (assembly and leisure) to allow the building to be reused as a community and cultural facility. The Trust supports the application.

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


Upgrading the Gielgud's cooling system

28th August 2014

Application: 14/07728/LBC and 14/07727/FULL

Westminster City Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning and listed building applications for the installation of new plant equipment on the roof of the Gielgud and Queens Theatres. The Trust supports the applications.

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


Halesowen College expansion plans contested

28th August 2014

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Halesowen College expansion plans contested
Published 28 August 2014


Performing arts college Bretton Hall in West Yorkshire to be turned into hotel complex

27th August 2014

Read more at The Stage
Drama school to be turned into hotel complex
Published 27 August 2014


New arts centre proposed in Westminster's former Welsh Chapel

27th August 2014

Application: 14/06510/FULL and 14/06528/LBC

Westminster City Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning and listed building applications for variations to the approved plans relating to the conversion and use of the former Welsh Chapel on Charing Cross Road (136 Shaftesbury Ave) as an Arts Centre. The Trust supports the applications.

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


Better promotion could have helped the Secombe Theatre

27th August 2014

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Better promotion could have helped the Secombe Theatre
Published 27 August 2014


Theatres under threat as Sutton Council consider huge culture cuts

26th August 2014

Read more at This is Local London
Theatres under threat as Sutton Council consider huge culture cuts
Published 26 August 2014


New location proposed for Southwark's Union Theatre

26th August 2014

Application: 14/AP/1935

The Theatres Trust commented on the above planning application for the change of use and refurbishment of railway arches 22 and 23 behind Great Suffolk Street, London to create a new 86 seat fringe theatre for the Union Theatre to relocate to. The Trust supports the application.

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


Charlotte Jones: national portfolio cuts are something to shout about

26th August 2014

Read more at The Stage
Charlotte Jones: national portfolio cuts are something to shout about
Published 26 August 2014


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