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Conference: The Heart of the West End 25 - 26 Mar

28th February 2012

The Theatre Royal Haymarket has teamed up with the Department of Drama and Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London, and the V&A for a very special two day conference celebrating all that makes the West End the very best place for theatre in the world on Sunday to Monday 25th and 26th March 2012.

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Blog: Regional theatres must take risks too – so why isn't the Arts Council helping?

28th February 2012

There’s an easy way to please the Arts Council: sell as many tickets as you can. That isn’t the same as challenging audiences. Theatre isn’t rocket science. Audiences want what they always wanted – comedy, sex, romance, frocks, satire and a soupcon of political provocation blogs Max Stafford-Clark for The Guardian Theatre blog..


Companies reduce arts donations

28th February 2012

Investment by businesses in the arts has dropped to its lowest level for seven years despite a government drive to encourage philanthropy. Companies gave £134m in the financial year 2010/11, according to Arts and Business, which compiled the figures. That is £10m down on the previous year and the lowest since 2003/4. But overall investment in the arts, including money from private donors and trusts and foundations, rose by £29m to £686m, Arts and Business said.

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Old Vic Theatre, London to extend its use of The Arches, Waterloo Station Approach

27th February 2012

Planning Application: 11/04512/FULL

Lambeth Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application for an extended temporary ‘change of use’ for the use of the tunnels below Waterloo Station.

b) The Theatres Trust supported the application. Read the Trust’s response

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


Blog: Theatre goes green

27th February 2012

Thrillingly, Arts Council England has become the first funding body in the world to embed environmental sustainability into its funding programmes. Last week, Alan Davey, ACE’s chief executive, announced that from April all national portfolio organisations (NPOs) must begin measuring and improving their energy and water use as a minimum requirement blogs Jo Caird for WhatsOnStage.


Liverpool’s Royal Court theatre starts first phase of restoration work

27th February 2012

Refurbishment begins this week on the Royal Court theatre in Liverpool with the first phase of its planned £10.6m renovation getting underway. Workmen have spent the past fortnight dismantling the stalls’ cabaret-style fixtures and stripping out the rows of seats in the Art Deco theatre’s circle ahead of the start of the revamp.

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Registration for ABTT 2012 Theatre Show opens

27th February 2012

Visitors to the ABTT 2012 Theatre Show can now register online for free entrance to the event which is moving to its new home at the Old Truman Brewery, 13 and 14 June.

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Acton Town Hall and Kings Rooms High Street & Acton Swimming Baths to be substantially altered

27th February 2012

Listed Building and Conservation Area Consent Application:P/2011/5230

Ealing Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application over the substantial demolition of the Kings Rooms (keeping façade) and the construction of a three storey building to include community facilities as well as the internal and external alterations to the Town Hall in connection with redevelopment of the site to provide new community facilities.

The Theatres Trust supported the application in principle. Read the Trust’s response

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


Application drawings revised in relation to The Audley Public House

27th February 2012

Hunter Patel Creative Group has consulted The Theatres Trust with revised drawings for the internal refurbishment of The Audley Public House.

The Theaters Trust supported the application in principle. Read the Trust’s response


Talk: From Ladies to Boardroom 22 March

27th February 2012

As part of their Winter Lecture Series the Society for Theatre Research presents Rupert Rhymes looking back over his career from box office to theatre administrator working for Sir Laurence Olivier and Lord Harewood and dealing with personalities and politics and surviving!

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