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Dublin’s Abbey to close for asbestos removal

10th May 2012

Dublin’s Abbey Theatre is to close for nine weeks during the summer following the discovery of asbestos in its main auditorium.

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Trocadero to be redeveloped

9th May 2012

Planning Application: 12/02540/FULL

Westminster City Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application for the erection of a two storey extension at ninth and tenth floor levels; use of part ground to tenth floor levels as a hotel (Use Class C1) comprising of 666 bedrooms with a rooftop bar and associated terraces at ninth and tenth floor levels; use of part second, third, fourth and fifth floor levels for residential purposes (Use Class C3) comprising 4×1, 4×2, 1×3 bedroom flats, use of part basement and first floor levels for restaurant purposes (Use Class A3) and part ground and first floor levels as a retail unit (Use Class A1). Reconfiguration of the loading bay on Rupert Street and internal alterations at all floor levels.

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

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


Final act in renovation of Bristol Old Vic's auditorium

9th May 2012

The first consignment of seats for the auditorium has arrived from France, signalling the beginning of the end of the refurbishment of Bristol Old Vic’s beautiful 18th-century auditorium. As soon as the construction work is complete, they will start a process of testing all the new facilities before once again open the doors to our main stage.

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Protest fails to halt Farnham East Street plans

9th May 2012

Dozens of Farnham people protested against the East Street development plans at a Waverley Borough Council meeting. A special meeting was scheduled to go through the final hurdles to jump in order to create 72 affordable homes, shops, restaurants, leisure facilities and a 752-seat cinema as part of the ongoing and controversial Brightwells development.

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St James Theatre to install newly designed signage

9th May 2012

Planning Application:12/02911/ADV

Westminster City Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application for the display of three internally illuminated fascia signs and two internally illuminated high level vertical signs.

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

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


Final push to urge shareholders to save Wakefield Unity House and turn it into a theatre

9th May 2012

A final push is being made to urge Wakefield people to put money towards restoring a “landmark” building. A community group is planning to turn the derelict Unity Hall on Westgate into a music, theatre and arts venue. The group wants to raise £200,000 in a community share issue towards the £4.4m needed for the whole project.

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Kendal's Brewery launches 40th birthday facelift appeal

9th May 2012

Brewery Arts Centre has reached a new milestone clocking up 40 years of inspired entertainment on 9 May and at the same time launches its Fit For Forty £80,000 building appeal. Chief executive Richard Foster said it was an exciting time: “After 40 years of hard work and an incredible amount of delivery we need to spruce up areas of the building and make it more comfortable for the visitor.”

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Wellingborough's Castle theatre contract agreed

6th May 2012

A 10-year contract to run a Northamptonshire theatre has been awarded following months of negotiations. The Castle theatre, in Wellingborough, has been run by The Castle Limited since the venue opened in 1995. The contract, awarded by Wellingborough council, means the charity will continue in the role.

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London is about to get a new theatre in Finsbury Park, with a little help from Sir Ian McKellen

6th May 2012

If these are gloomy times for arts funding, nobody told Jez Bond. Two years ago, Bond took possession of a nondescript office block in Finsbury Park, north London. His plan was almost ludicrously ambitious: to drum up £2.2m in the middle of an economic downturn and build a theatre from scratch. By the end of this year, the shiny new Park Theatre will open its doors.

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Ventnor Winter Gardens may re-open by summer 2013

3rd May 2012

The Isle of Wight Planning Committee gave approval for the proposed development of the Ventnor Winter Gardens. The committee gave conditional approval for significant structural repairs and maintenance to upgrade and improve existing facilities at the venue, as well as create a hotel by extending out with East and West wings.

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