The Theatres Trust

Trust seeks volunteers in Planning, Resources and Research

26th June 2012

We are offering two Planning Placements, one Resources and one Research Placement, providing four individuals with the opportunity to gain experience in this specialist area of spatial planning, theatre building history, theatre building design, and build their knowledge of theatre buildings in the UK.

Applications have now closed for these positions

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National Theatre plays to be performed on its roof

25th June 2012

Two theatre companies are taking advantage of the National Theatre’s building to perform new plays on the venue’s roof. Theatre groups Made In China and Non Zero One will be performing plays in areas usually off-limits to the public.

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Eastbourne told to fall back in love with theatre to save Hippodrome

24th June 2012

Hoteliers have banded together to help try and save Eastbourne’s oldest theatre – now they need locals to help them succeed. The Royal Hippodrome opened back in 1883 and is home to the longest-running summer variety season in the UK – with comedian Jimmy Cricket topping the bill this year. However the venue is heavily reliant on the tourist trade with as few as just three per cent of locals ever having stepped foot through its doors.

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£56m Catalyst Endowment grants awarded to arts and heritage organisations

24th June 2012

In the first round of funding from the Catalyst: Endowment programme, 34 organisations are set to receive a share of £56 million to support their endowments.

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Uncertainty continues for Barking’s Broadway Theatre

22nd June 2012

A new trust will be formed to run the embattled Broadway Theatre in Barking next year, although its current executive director says the future of the venue remains unclear. The theatre’s local council, the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, announced at the end of last year it planned to terminate its financial support to the venue.

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Canterbury's Marlowe wins at Culture Awards

22nd June 2012

The Culture Awards 2012 took place in Canterbury last night and The Marlowe Theatre won two of the prestigious annual public recognitions of excellence and achievement in local cultural activity.

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Northern Stage plans to share resources with museums

21st June 2012

Northern Stage is looking to create a production hub on a brownfield site in conjunction with local museums to share facilities and expertise.

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Architecture award for Canterbury Marlowe

21st June 2012

The theatre won a RIBA Downland Award for architectural excellence at the ceremony held in Swindon on Wednesday 20 June. In the booklet that accompanies the awards, RIBA described the theatre as “truly a landmark building”

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Change of use for Mansfield’s Town Mill

21st June 2012

Planning application: 2012/0242/NT

The Theatres Trust has made comments on the above planning application submitted to Mansfield District Council for the change of use from Public House (A4) to offices, refurbishment and a single storey extension to the rear of the building at the Town Mill in Mansfield.

The Theatres Trust objected to the application. Read the Trust’s response

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


Theatre Delicatessen to temporarily use former BBC production base for theatre productions

21st June 2012

Planning Application: 12/04141/FULL

Westminster Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application for the temporary alternative use of 35 Marylebone High Street. The theatre company Theatre Delicatessen currently occupy the premises and have programed a series of productions to take place throughout the rest of the year. The productions will utilitise unused spaces in the building prior to its redevelopment in 2013.

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.


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