The Theatres Trust

Wokingham Theatre applies for extension of time to construct extension

7th June 2012

Planning application: EXT/2012/1127

Wokingham Borough Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application to extend the implementation date of planning consent F/2009/0172 for a further 3 years for the erection of a single storey rear extension to the Wokingham Theatre.

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, then click search.


Satellite dishes proposed for Bournemouth’s Odeon

7th June 2012

Planning application: 7-2012-891-Y

Bournemouth Borough Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application for the installation of two satellite dishes on the Odeon Cinema, Westover Road, Bournemouth.

The application raises no issues as far as The Theatres Trust is concerned. Read the Trust’s response

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


Shakespeare's Curtain theatre unearthed in east London

6th June 2012

Theatre where Romeo and Juliet was first performed is rediscovered in Shoreditch centuries after it was dismantled

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Matlock Baths Grand Pavilion plan is moving forward

6th June 2012

A community venture to revamp Matlock Bath Pavilion is gathering pace – after more than 200 people pledged support for the scheme. Work is set to transform the Pavilion in to a multi-purpose community facility incorporating an arts and entertainment centre. This will include restoring the main hall to its former glory as a performance space for local and touring theatre productions.

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Extensions proposed for Winchester’s Chesil Theatre

6th June 2012

Planning application: 12/00098/FUL

The Theatres Trust has been notified of the above planning application for alterations to the existing building and extensions to provide improved theatre facilities at the Chesil Theatre in Winchester.

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

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


Hockney joins battle to save Bradford Odeon

31st May 2012

In the long list of architectural treasures gracing Britain’s towns and cities, Bradford Odeon, a derelict Art Deco cinema, is not one that immediately springs to mind. But plans to demolish the building that once played host to The Beatles and the Rolling Stones have sparked an angry campaign led by prominent artists and performers, including David Hockney, Michael Palin, Jenny Agutter, Alan Bennett and Barbara Windsor.

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Bennetts wins cash backing for Hornsey town hall overhaul

31st May 2012

Bennetts Associates has bagged an initial cash injection from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the long-awaited overhaul of Hornsey Town Hall in north London. Last year Bennetts Associates became the third practice brought in to draw up plans for the conversion of the empty, art deco landmark in Crouch End.

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Bristol Old Vic set for autumn reopening

30th May 2012

Bristol Old Vic’s historic auditorium will reopen this autumn following a £10.5 million redevelopment, with two plays performed in repertory.

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Report for works to understage at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket

29th May 2012

Listed building application: 12/03096/ADLBC

The City of Westminster Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above listed building application pursuant to Condition 3 (details of written scheme of investigation) for approved application 12/00354 at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket.

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

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Empty office in central London converted to pop-up theatre

29th May 2012

Behind the brown facade of the old BBC London headquarters on Marylebone High Street, something strange is happening. Since it was purchased by Scottish Widows Investment Partnership in 2011 (price tag: £32.3 million), the offices, soundproof studios and cavernous basement have been unused.The former BBC London offices in Marylebone have been converted into a pop-up theatre and indoor garden.

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