The Theatres Trust

Talk: An Illustrated talk by Actor and Theatre Producer Marc Sinden 27 September

14th September 2012

Discover the fascinating history of London’s famed theatreland, from the Adelphi to the Wyndham’s, through amusing stories and vivid anecdotes.

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Bexhill’s Curzon/Redstack Playhouse Demolition - Appeal dismissed

14th September 2012

Planning Application: RR/2011/1793/P and Appeal ref.: APP/U1430/A/12/2176517/NWF

Rother District Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application to demolish the Redstack Playhouse (formerly the Curzon Cinema) in Bexhill-On-Sea and erect retail units on the ground floor with residential units above. The Theatres Trust objected to the application. Read the Trust’s response.

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

The Theatres Trust was notified of an appeal in July 2012 (appeal reference as above) and reiterated its previous comments made to the local planning authority as well as submitting further representations. Read the Trust’s advice to the Inspectorate.

The appeal was dismissed by the Inspector on 19 September 2012. Read the Inspector’s decision here.

To See the Friends Of Bexhill Cinema’s message board, please click here and scroll down.


Oxfordshire theatres finding ways to survive funding cuts

13th September 2012

In an age of cuts in local authority and Arts Council funding, small theatres in Oxfordshire are struggling to survive. To remain in business many are putting on extra productions and generating funds from other sources.

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Godalming Rotunda - the final curtain, the fat lady and a new dawn

13th September 2012

Letter from the Godalming Rotunda Theatre campaign. ’ll keep this brief. This is the post that I never wanted to write and thought that I never would have to write. However, barring an extraordinary turnaround, as of this week The Rotunda will no longer be for sale and instead of its own designated 200 seat professional arts space, Godalming will get two new flats and a “retail opportunity”. Wonderful for a handful of people but a real moment of sadness for thousands of cultural optimists in Waverley and beyond.

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Replacement for London’s Arts Theatre proposed

13th September 2012

Planning application: 12/03930/FULL

The City of Westminster Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application for the redevelopment of Nos. 5-9 Great Newport Street behind retained front façades for new theatre (to replace the Arts Theatre), a 66 bedroom hotel, restaurant, bar and sculpture gallery.

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.


Plymouth Theatre Royal gets £2m council lump sum

12th September 2012

Plymouth’s Theatre Royal is to get nearly £2m from the city council in a lump sum instead of three years of grants to partly finance a refurbishment project. Councillors agreed on Tuesday to give the theatre £1,995,000. The money would go towards building a new auditorium and a make over of outside public areas, managers said. There would also be improved access to the building, which was completed in 1982.

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Doncaster’s new £20m performing arts venue is the tops

12th September 2012

Hats were raised this week to celebrate the completion of the roof on Doncaster’s new £20m performance venue. Dignitaries from the partners involved in the project were photographed with top hats in front of the impressive venue to mark the topping out ceremony.

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Global Theatre producer Judy Craymer shows support for The Theatres Trust with donation to its Theatre Protection Fund

12th September 2012

Judy Craymer, MBE is delighted to show her support for The Theatres Trust by announcing a donation of £125,000 to its Theatres Protection Fund, matching the Fund’s opening donation by The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.

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St George's Great Yarmouth opening put on hold indefinitely

12th September 2012

The opening of a new theatre in Great Yarmouth has been delayed indefinitely, forcing its autumn shows to be relocated. A structural fault in the neighbouring building to St George’s Theatre, a pavilion which houses the theatre’s catering, toilet and front-of-house facilities, was discovered in April. Construction company RG Carter Ltd and architect firm Hopkins Architects Partnership are in a dispute over which of them is liable for the fault.

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Event: Sparkling line up for Showlight 2013

11th September 2012

With Showlight 2013 set in the Czech Republic, it is only right that among the first subjects to be announced for this event is Josef Svoboda, creator of the Svoboda light and the most influential scenographer of the 20th century. Christopher Baugh, Professor of Theatre at Hull University, met Svoboda at London’s National Theatre and is an expert on the man who was the first to use a light curtain and one of the first to combine lighting and projection.

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