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Theatreplan is Technical Consultants to the St James Theatre London

22nd August 2012

The St. James Theatre, built on the site of Westminster Theatre in London’s Victoria, is scheduled to open in September with a varied programme of classic revivals, musicals and comedies. The first production will be ‘Bully Boy’, a play written by Sandy Toksvig, which runs from 18 September. The previous building was in the process of demolition when a fire completely destroyed the structure on 27th June 2002.

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Charcoalblue paves the way for the return of live performance to the London Hippodrome

22nd August 2012

Exactly 30 years after Jo Longthorne appeared in the final Talk of the Town production at the Hippodrome, the historic London venue has reopened. This follows a major £40million refurbishment, which drew on the innovative theatre design expertise of theatre consultants Charcoalblue LLP.

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Treasury softens Heritage VAT blow

22nd August 2012

The Treasury has extended the period of tax relief on alteration works to listed buildings. The government announced plans in this year’s Budget to levy VAT on alterations to listed buildings as it does with repairs. But it put in place transitional arrangements allowing schemes under contract at the time of the Budget to escape tax until March 2013. Now it has bowed to pressure and allowed all those projects that had applied for building consent before Budget day in March 2012 to pay no tax until April 2015.

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Lowestoft theatre takes on shows from delayed St George’s Theatre in Great Yarmouth

20th August 2012

St George’s Theatre bosses are working round the clock to find alternative venues for booked acts, as its doors remain firmly shut. The beleaguered £7.5m project – meant to be completed in February 2012 – faces more than half a year of further delays while a mystery fault in the pavilion is fixed. And council bosses will not open the site partially as it may lumber the taxpayer with extra costs.

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Council granted CPO for Margate Dreamland

20th August 2012

Thanet District Council has been given the go-ahead to serve a compulsory purchase order (CPO) to progress plans to regenerate a disused amusement park in Margate. Communities secretary Eric Picles has approved an application to compulsorily purchase the Dreamland amusement park site in the town.

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Blog: World Architecture News reviews St James Theatre

20th August 2012

World Architecture News visits central London’s first newly-built theatre complex for thirty years.


E-petition launched to help save London's Cochrane Theatre

20th August 2012

The Cochrane Theatre was closed for public performances in September 2011. In October 2010 it was purchased by developer Mr. Raj Mathura of Grange Hotels as part of a proposed demolition and development on the site of the University of the Arts London.

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Event: Culture Matters 2012 14 November

19th August 2012

Culture Matters 2012 Capturing the social and economic value of cultural heritage:Perspectives and projects from across Europe 14 – 16 November 2012 How can cultural heritage improve cities and regions? What is the value of cultural heritage and how can, and should, this be measured? How do you make culture matter to a new generation? What are resourceful cultural organisations doing to survive in tough financial times? These are just some of the questions that will be explored and answered at Culture Matters 2012 in the historic city of Norwich

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St-Just-in-Penwith open-air theatre aims to be another Minack

16th August 2012

Ambitious plans have been launched to raise £140,000 to restore Cornwall’s oldest surviving open-air theatre to full use. The Plen Project aims to build a backstage facility at the Plen-an-gwarry in St Just, allowing the medieval amphitheatre off Bank Square to host a full summer programme of performances, similar to that at the Minack in Porthcurno.

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Page\Park's overhaul of Glasgow's Theatre Royal starts on site

16th August 2012

Work has begun on an £11.5 million revamp of Glasgow’s Theatre Royal designed by local architects Page\Park. The project, for client Scottish Opera, is aimed at creating a world-class venue in time for the Commonwealth Games in the city in 2014. It received a major boost earlier this month when the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded it a grant of £850,000.

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