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Campaigners come up with plan to save Brampton Little Theatre

23rd October 2011

Campaigners fighting to save a theatre from closure have devised a plan for its survival. Brampton Little Theatre, located at RAF Brampton, is listed for demolition to make way for a housing development when the base is sold off by the Ministry of Defence in 2013. But Caroline Harbord, secretary of the Brampton Park Theatre Company, is helping in the fight for the building’s future and said there was no need for the theatre to be demolished as it could become a cost-neutral hub for the community.

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New London Theatre in New Cross

22nd October 2011

A new 50-seat fringe theatre will open this month in New Cross. Called The London Theatre, its opening weekend, from September 28, will feature Chekhov’s The Bear and The Proposal, both performed in their native Russian, as well as Arthur Miller’s The Crucible.

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Paines Plough one small step closer to achieving their Roundabout Auditorium

21st October 2011

Last week Paines Plough launched their appeal for donations to help us build The Roundabout Auditorium, and the response has been astounding. It means the world to them that so many of you share their vision for the project, the future of the company, and the new writing touring landscape in the UK. In just 10 days they’ve raised £4,896.25 which is 5% of their £90,000 target.

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Transformed Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama opens its doors to students

21st October 2011

The newly completed Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff – Wales’ national music and drama conservatoire – opens to a new intake of students this month. Won in international competition in 2007, the scheme comprises an acoustically excellent 450?seat chamber recital hall (the ‘Dora Stoutzker Hall’), a 180?seat theatre (the ‘Richard Burton Theatre’), four rehearsal studios, an exhibition gallery (the ‘Linbury Gallery’) as well as generous foyer areas, a terrace overlooking Bute Park and a new Café Bar.

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Residential accommodation proposed alongside the London Palladium

21st October 2011

Planning application: 11/06868/FUL

The Theatres Trust has made comments on the above planning application for new residential accommodation alongside the London Palladium Theatre.

The Theatres Trust has objected to the application.

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


Councils in Wales to pioneer shared arts services

21st October 2011

Four councils in Wales look set to provide the first shared local authority arts service in the UK from next year in a bid to improve services and cut costs in the current economic climate. Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Vale of Glamorgan County Borough Councils aim to provide the shared service from April 1, 2012, with a shadow service operating from this month onwards.

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Lowestoft Players in new Marina Theatre deal

21st October 2011

An amateur dramatics group which feared it was being priced out of the Marina Theatre will continue to put on shows at the Lowestoft venue. The Lowestoft Players said they would have to quit the theatre if the new Marina Theatre Trust significantly raised the cost of hosting productions. The two parties have now agreed a financial deal which means the Players will present two shows in 2012. They will then meet again in the spring to discuss future arrangements.

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Peterborough Broadway Theatre goes into liquidation

21st October 2011

One of the east of England’s largest entertainment venues has gone into voluntary liquidation. StageLive Peterborough, the company that runs the Broadway Theatre had promised customers their money would be safe. But it is now unlikely they will get anything back.

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£180,000 pledge to save Workington Carnegie theatre

20th October 2011

Workington’s Carnegie Theatre is on the road to being saved after plans for an £180,000 revamp were revealed. Plans have been put in place for the makeover of the rundown Finkle Street building by Allerdale council. The authority will spend £100,000 on the venue for improvements to the roof, toilet facilities and a PA system and has applied for an £80,000 grant from the Coalfields Trust to help pay for the work.

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Labour questions Ed Vaizey’s commitment to arts sector

20th October 2011

Newly-appointed shadow culture minister Dan Jarvis has branded his opposite number Ed Vaizey a “disappointment” in government, claiming he has not defended the arts sector strongly enough.

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