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Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal cuts down on summer shows

17th May 2012

The Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds has decided to host fewer shows during the quieter summer months. The Georgian building itself, which reopened in 2007 after a £5 million renovation, will instead become the main attraction and the focus of tours.

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Leicester Square’s Empire Cinema to bring back live shows

17th May 2012

Leicester Square’s Empire Cinema is to host live entertainment for the first time in more than 50 years from next month.

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Administrators step in at Croydon Warehouse

16th May 2012

Administrators have stepped in to take control of the Warehouse Theatre in Croydon after its board of directors failed to raise a £250,000 rescue package. Frost Business Recovery was appointed following a week of speculation about the Dingwall Road venue’s future, with staff unpaid for months and debts of about £100,000 owed to banks and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.

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Donations roll in for the Liverpool Everyman theatre’s £1.1m public appeal

16th May 2012

Generous donors have pledged almost £150,000 to the Everyman’s public fundraising appeal since it was launched three months ago. The theatre hopes to raise £1,150,000 through donations to help complete the rebuilding of Liverpool’s famous Everyman and support new city talent.

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The Epstein theatre and arts centre opens in Liverpool

16th May 2012

The Epstein theatre – named after the Beatles’ manager – opened last week in Liverpool after a £1.2m refurbishment

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Thanet council set new management for Theatre Royal Margate

15th May 2012

Thanet Council is to buy the struggling Theatre Royal in Margate. The theatre’s board of trustees took the decision to close its current operations last month. The council is now working with Thanet Leisureforc, to transfer management of the theatre to continue to provide the programme of events for 2012/13.

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Shoreditch Town Hall to reopen as an arts centre

15th May 2012

Shoreditch Town Hall, saved from the developers by a community campaign is to open as a giant new arts centre for London. Itl will present its first events next month, before a full programme of theatre and music is launched in the autumn. After a campaign by local residents the Shoreditch Town Hall has been saved and will now be reopened as an arts centre.

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Blog: Is it curtains for the theatre curtain?

14th May 2012

Audiences know the action kicks off on stage when the curtain goes up – so why are so many directors dispensing with the idea? blogs Mark Lawson for The Guardian’s Theatre Studies blog.


Belfast MAC Nice building, but what about the art?

14th May 2012

Giant furniture, ho-hum paintings, and a curatorial reshuffle: the Mac, Belfast’s ambitious new arts centre, needs a clear direction to go with the bold statements and is Belfast’s Metropolitan Arts Centre, the Mac, a template for arts centres to come? asks the Irish Times.

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Curtain up on a dramatic project for Plymouth Theatre Royal

14th May 2012

The Theatre Royal Plymouth has just celebrated 30 years of staging – and producing – top quality drama, musicals, opera, ballet and dance. Su Carroll spoke to Chief Executive Adrian Vinken OBE about winning a global reputation for excellence and their future plans.

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