The Theatres Trust

Seminar: Evaluating Ecovenue 11 September

29th August 2012

Tuesday 11 September, 2.00pm – 3.00pm A PLASA 2012 Education seminar, The Theatres Trust publishes Evaluating Ecovenue, the final report of its three-year European Regional Development Fund-backed environmental sustainability initiative.

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Seminar: Energising Culture - Powering our Cultural Venues 10 September

29th August 2012

Monday 10 September, 2.00pm – 3.00pm A PLASA 2012 Education seminar exploring practical solutions to powering our cultural events into the future, based on the Energising Culture guide, authored by Julie’s Bicycle and published in partnership with The Theatres Trust.

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Curtain up on new Plymouth Theatre Royal plans

29th August 2012

The Herald can today reveal how the Plymouth Theatre Royal could look after a once-in-a-generation facelift costing up to £7million. Theatre bosses, who are hoping for vital Arts Council backing, are preparing to launch a public appeal for cash in a bid to begin work next year. It would include building a glass-fronted extension housing a swish new entrance from freshly landscaped Royal Parade.

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Much ado about nothing..? Or did the Bard tread the boards in King’s Lynn

29th August 2012

It’s been rumoured for years that Shakespeare himself once performed in The Shakespeare Barn, at King’s Lynn Arts Centre. what is now an art gallery in Lynn. Now all’s well that ends well, as new research suggests its probably true.

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Peterborough Rectory to erect a veranda

28th August 2012

Listed Building Application:12/01114/LBC

East Northamptonshire District Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the application for the erection of a veranda at the rear of The Rectory.

The Theatres Trust had no comment to make as the consultation is not within our remit. Read the Trust’s response

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


Bristol Old Vic revamp uncovers secrets

27th August 2012

Stripping back Britain’s oldest continually working playhouse has revealed some hidden secrets as well as ending guesswork about its history. The first phase of the Bristol Old Vic refurbishment is being completed, 11 years after plans for it were first put in place.

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Fire breaks out at back of Derby Hippodrome

24th August 2012

A fire investigation will this morning take place to try to discover the cause of a blaze at the back of Derby’s Hippodrome. Crews from Ascot Drive, Nottingham Road and Kingsway were called to the incident at 1.50am, when they arrived they found an 5m x 5m outbuilding in Green Lane alight.

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Ex-Corrie actress Gwen is in the driving seat for campaign to save Derby Hippodrome

24th August 2012

Derby-born actress Gwen Taylor has agreed to become president of Derby Hippodrome Restoration Trust. It’s a huge coup for the dedicated team battling to bring the decaying building back to its former glory.

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Behind the scenes at Lowestoft’s refurbished Marina Theatre

23rd August 2012

From the outside, Lowestoft’s Marina Theatre appears to be enjoying a quiet summer holiday as it takes its seasonal break from hosting live shows. But behind its smart facade, the Edwardian theatre is a hive of activity as a £250,000 refurbishment nears completion.

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English Heritage publishes local plan guidance

23rd August 2012

Government advisor English Heritage has published guidance for local authorities on how to create a sound local plan in relation to the historic environment elements in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

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