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Felixstowe: Potential operators visit Spa Pavilion to look at ideas for future

16th April 2012

Companies interested in taking over the running of Felixstowe’s seafront theatre today had the chance to visit the venue and assess its potential. Suffolk Coastal council is seeking a new operator for the Spa Pavilion – either a private company, or a charitable trust or similar enterprise. The council, which is withdrawing its £240,000-a-year funding for the venue, believes the Spa could continue as a theatre, or be transformed into some alternative tourist or leisure attraction.

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Campaign to save Dudley Hippodrome launch a Friends of group

16th April 2012

A former theatre could once again become the showbiz heart of Dudley after a new action group was formed to help save it from demolition. Campaigners are stepping up their battle to secure a future for the former Dudley Hippodrome in Castle Hill and want to see it restored to its former glory.

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Earls Court 1 & land bounded by West Cromwell Road

13th April 2012

Planning Application: PP/11/01937

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has consulted The Theatres Trust on amendments to the above outline planning application for the redevelopment of Earls Court 1 and adjoining land, including West Cromwell Road, the Lillie Bridge Rail Depot and Gibbs Green housing estates.

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

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


Amendments to outline development of Earls Court 2

13th April 2012

Planning Application: 2011/02001/OUT

The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham has consulted The Theatres Trust on amendments to the above application for the redevelopment of the Earls Court complex and adjoining land.

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

To view the application online, please click here


Harriet Harman writes to Jeremy Hunt about capping tax relief for arts donors

12th April 2012

Shadow culture secretary Harriet Harman has written to her government counterpart Jeremy Hunt asking him to “stand up for the arts” and to reconsider the cap on tax relief for charitable donations announced in the Budget. Chancellor George Osborne announced in the Budget that tax reliefs will be capped at £50,000 or 25% of a person’s income, whichever is higher, from 2013. However, philanthropists and charities have hit out at the move.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber sells Palace Theatre

12th April 2012

Andrew Lloyd Webber has sold London’s Palace Theatre in order to fund refurbishment on his London Palladium venue. Lord Lloyd-Webber, who has owned the Palace since 1983, said: “I am selling the Palace Theatre because I love it.” The famous venue has been sold to Nimax Theatres for an undisclosed sum.

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Ecovenue Creative Exhibition Producer required

12th April 2012

Ecovenue is a central feature of The Theatres Trust’s Conference 12 on 12 June 2012 at Stratford Circus in east London. Through a dedicated exhibition in the venue’s studio space, Circus 2, we will tell the story of Ecovenue through its participating venues. We are looking for an independent creative exhibition producer to tender their services to deliver the exhibition.

Download the Creative Exhibition Producer Brief.

Closing date for tenders is 20 April 2012 at 5:00pm.


Cameron urged to help save Bradford Odeon

12th April 2012

Newly-elected Bradford West MP George Galloway has written to David Cameron calling for an “urgent inquiry” into the former Odeon cinema building which has lain derelict for more than a decade after an ambitious plan to demolish it and create a mixed use development appeared to have hit the buffers.

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Council reports Marlowe Theatre deficit

12th April 2012

Canterbury’s £25.6m Marlowe Theatre has recorded a £236,000 deficit during its first six months of trading, according to a report put before Canterbury City Council’s executive. The report, however, expressed confidence that the financial issues had been mainly caused by “one-off start-up costs” and issues only identifiable once the venue had opened.

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Arts Council Wales revised funding guidelines

11th April 2012

ACW has revised its funding guidelines from April. From April 30th, applicants will be able to apply online for grants. They have also increased deadlines for large grants from twice a year to quarterly and there is now a rolling programme of small and International Opportunities Funding grants with no fixed deadlines. They will accept eligible applications at any time and make decisions on a rolling basis.

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