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'Showbiz shop' Dress Circle confirms it will close on 15 Aug

3rd August 2012

West End theatre shop Dress Circle has announced it will close in two weeks’ time, despite a long-running campaign to save it. The store, “the longest-running showbusiness and musical theatre shop in the world”, is located on Monmouth Street in Covent Garden and first opened in the late 1970s. It has been a haven for theatre fanatics ever since, selling a wide selection of cast recordings, sheet music, and memorabilia.

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Cardiff New Theatre raises the curtain on its extensive archive

3rd August 2012

While they’ve been shut for the summer, as the upper tier seating area undergoes refurbishment, the staff of the New Theatre haven’t been resting on their laurels, they’ve been busy unearthing gems to add to their ever-growing archive, as marketing manager Matt Smith elaborates for Wales Online.

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Big names line up for Royal Opera House job

3rd August 2012

A star studded shortlist has been unveiled for a prestigious project on the Royal Opera House in London. Olympic cauldron designer Heatherwick Studio is one of seven practices invited to bid for the scheme to open up the institution’s public spaces. Jamie Forbert Architects, the firm behind Tate St Ives, is on the shortlist, as is Stirling Prize-shortlisted Stanton Williams Architects

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London ranks high in performing arts output says major culture report

3rd August 2012

According to the World Cities Culture Report 2012, London comes second after New York for both the number of theatre performances and dance performances per year.

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue Summerhall ready for the long haul

3rd August 2012

A big hit on last year’s Fringe, Summerhall is just one of several August-only venues looking to become year-round operations

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Southend Palace Theatre to start 100th birthday celebrations

3rd August 2012

The Palace Theatre will celebrate its 100th birthday in a bash at Southend Library this Friday. Although the official birthday not until Sunday, October 21, activities are being held throughout the year.

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USITT Theatre Architecture Award

3rd August 2012

The United States Institute of Theatre Technology (USITT) Architecture Commission is calling on Architects from around the world to submit their theatre projects for the prestigious USITT Architecture Award.

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Edinburgh's historic King's Theatre in £2.6m revamp

3rd August 2012

The King’s Theatre,has had a £2.6m refurbishment including a new roof and revamped foyer. It has also been made wind and water-tight and had extensive stonework repairs. A new box office, new carpets, upgraded facilities for wheelchair users and improved ventilation to the auditorium have also been added. The building is due to reopen to the public on 11 August.

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Lowestoft's Marina Theatre extends its premises

2nd August 2012

A Suffolk seaside theatre is to extend its premises into a neighbouring building to provide a cafe. The Marina Theatre, which was taken over by a charitable trust last December, is leasing the former Zenith call centre. The trust which runs the venue said it will now be able to provide a bar and catering, new office space and better access for loading.

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Culture, Entertainment and Sport Designation Scheduling Selection Guide published

1st August 2012

English Heritage have published a guide to outline the selection criteria used when scheduling archaeological sites associated with culture, entertainment and sport.

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