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Royal Opera House in £10m Arts Council boost

1st August 2012

The Royal Opera House has been awarded £10m by Arts Council England. This huge investment means that maintenance work can be carried out on the Covent Garden site, despite a significant redevelopment 13 years ago.

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Future of Worthing Theatres looks bright with updated business plan

1st August 2012

The Worthing Theatre business plan looks set to go places! The plan developed by an in-house team, including Worthing Theatres staff, sets out its vision for the future, and includes how it will make the required 25% savings set by the council, how income will be boosted and where the current theatre offer might be affected.

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Fight to save historic Salford Victoria theatre

1st August 2012

The Victoria theatre in Lower Broughton is up for sale after standing empty for several years. Two thousand people have already signed up to help save the building – with the hope of opening it as a community facility:The Grade II listed building, opened in 1899 by renowned actor Sir Henry Irving. It has lots of its original features intact, including its two auditoriums, balconies, intricate plasterwork and arches.

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Swansea Grand Theatre-goers to help pay for refurbishment

31st July 2012

Swansea Council is introducing a new 50p ticket levy that’s designed to fund a splash of colour to the Grand Theatre. The money raised will go on things like new carpets, better lighting and a lick of paint here and there. The authority already forks out £577,000 per year to fund the Grand.

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Arts Council publishes Community Infrastructure Levy Advice Note for culture professionals

31st July 2012

The Community Infrastructure Levy allows local authorities to raise funds towards infrastructure needed to support the development of their areas. A large number of local authorities are intending to use the Community Infrastructure Levy, and are developing draft charging schedules. Arts Council England have published their Community Infrastructure Levy: advice note for culture, arts and planning professionals

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National, Chichester Festival and Royal Opera House awarded ACE capital funding

31st July 2012

The National Theatre, Royal Opera House and Chichester Festival Theatre are among five organisations to win a share of £43.8m from Arts Council England. The funding will help restore and upgrade venues, with London’s National Theatre receiving the most at £17.5m.

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A campaign to Help Save the Crown Theatre Eccles

31st July 2012

SalfordOnline.com has set up a Facebook group to Help Save the Crown Theatre, Eccles and it is already gaining members including the Theatres Trust.

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Exhibition: The Guthrie Thrust Stage 1948 - 2011: A Living Legacy, The Hub, Edinburgh

31st July 2012

The Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT) is delighted to announce the Edinburgh showing of The Guthrie Thrust Stage 1948 – 2011: A Living Legacy exhibition, which can be seen from this week at The Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, opening hours Monday-Saturday, 9am-7:30pm and on Sundays, 10am-7:30pm (except Sunday 2 September, 1pm-6pm only), coinciding with the 2012 Edinburgh International Festival.

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Chichester Festival Theatre gets £20m boost towards revamp work

31st July 2012

The Arts Council England today confirmed it will put £12m towards the theatre’s Renew campaign. The project’s aim is to restore and upgrade the theatre. The cash immediately unlocks an additional £8m in pledged local support from businesses, trusts and individuals, as well as West Sussex County Council and Chichester District Council which have pledged £1.5m and £500,000 respectively.

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Arts Council England announce five new Capital funding awards

31st July 2012

Arts Council England have announced five awards from round one of their Capital investment programme.

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