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Inside the Octagon Theatre as it undergoes £580,000 revamp

1st August 2013

With the bar and cafe areas now unrecognisable, work is well under way revamping Bolton’s Octagon Theatre.

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Highgate and Camden fringe theatres welcome calls for free advertising on Tube

1st August 2013

Highgate theatres have welcomed a new report calling on the Mayor of London to implement recommendations which will help increase audiences and make it easier for fringe venues to access funding.

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Birmingham Repertory and Halas Homes team up for theatre project

31st July 2013

Halesowen charity Halas Homes and the Birmingham Repertory Theatre have teamed up for a groundbreaking arts project.

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Aviva ends court battle with £1.1m payout to Hackney Empire

31st July 2013

Hackney Empire Theatre in east London has won a legal battle against Aviva lasting almost a decade. The venue took the insurer to court under a no win, no fee arrangement and with funding from Lord Alan Sugar.

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Campaigners vow to fight all the way as D-day looms for Dudley landmark

31st July 2013

Protestors battling to save a historic building have vowed to fight all the way ahead of D-day for Dudley Hippodrome.

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Glasgow Pavilion...the guilty pleasure that is a class act

30th July 2013

While the King’s and Theatre Royal operate with subsidies from local and national government, the Pavilion toils on unaided. To fill seats it is unashamedly populist. The only way you would see Wagner at the Pavilion would be if the portly gentleman of that name from The X Factor was on stage.

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London councils should consider creating 'cultural quarters'

30th July 2013

Report shows more than half of fringe theatres in the capital are insecure about their future – how can councils help?

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Cash boost for Theatre Royal Plymouth revamp

30th July 2013

The Theatre Royal revamp fund has been given a cash boost after two grant applications were given the thumbs up.

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Lords debate arts and wellbeing

29th July 2013

Concerns that funding for arts and health research could be scaled down were among issues raised in a House of Lords debate on the Arts’ Contribution to Education, Health and Emotional Well-being that took place last week.

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Small is beautiful when it comes to theatres

29th July 2013

Arts Council England has a terror of being seen as “Londoncentric”, giving disproportionate amounts of its shrinking grant to arts projects and artists in the capital, to the detriment of those in the English regions, and it’s a phobia others have come to respect, in that we don’t expect ACE to wade in to solve problems in London as they might in, say, Newcastle.

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