The Theatres Trust

Future of Margate's Theatre Royal 'at risk'

12th July 2012

The Theatres Trust said the Theatre Royal in Margate, which first opened in 1787, was one of 49 theatres across the UK facing an uncertain future. It said it feared it could stop operating as a playhouse after the firm which ran it went into administration. Thanet Leisure Force, which now runs the theatre, only has a one-year contract, the trust said.

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Dual use proposed for Waltham Granada

12th July 2012

Planning application: 2012/0764

The London Borough of Waltham Forest has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application for for redevelopment proposals and associated alterations and works including change of use to mixed use development comprising religious, community, cinema, cafe and retail uses with ancillary residential accommodation at the site of the former Granada Cinema in Walthamstow

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.


Opening date for Workington's Carnegie Theatre

12th July 2012

A theatre which has being undergoing a major £200,000 facelift is scheduled to reopen in six weeks. The Carnegie closed its doors to the public in May as its major transformation began. New seating is being installed, changing rooms rebuilt and a host of other improvements carried out to the interior and exterior of the building in Finkle Street, Workington.

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Who wants to reopen Garston’s Empire Theatre?

12th July 2012

Which building in Liverpool would you choose to regenerate if you could pick from any that are not currently in use? writes Laura Davis for the Liverpool Daily Post. I would go for the former Irish Centre – the Wellington Rooms on Mount Pleasant.

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The second act: How Shoreditch Town Hall could become a major new performing space

12th July 2012

For the past 40 years or so Shoreditch Town Hall has hung slightly back from Old Street looking a little forgotten and forlorn – its once grand facade no longer fashionable, accruing grime and muck. At one point the roof almost fell in and English Heritage had to put the Grade II-listed building on the “at risk” register. But, in a way, all that might have worked in its favour. The developers have ignored it.

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Theatre buildings scoop top RIBA architects’ prizes

11th July 2012

Theatre buildings such as the Garsington Opera Pavilion and the Lyric in Belfast have been recognised by the Royal Institute of British Architects in its 2012 awards.

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Renewal of permission to demolish Farnham’s Redgrave

11th July 2012

Planning application: WA/2012/0912

Waverley Borough Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application for a new planning permission to replace extant permission WA/2008/0279 (time extension). Mixed-use redevelopment including the change of use of Brightwell House and Marlborough Head; 239 residential units; a multi-screen cinema; car parks; demolition and clearance of the site. The application includes the demolition of the Farnham Redgrave Theatre.

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

Read the Farnham Theatre Association’s objection

To view details of the application online, please click here and enter the application number, then click Search.


Alterations to windows proposed for Sleaford's Playhouse

11th July 2012

Listed building application: 12/0659/LBC

North Kesteven District Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above listed building application for the removal of 5 ground floor windows and infill with Ancaster stone at the Playhouse in Sleaford.

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.


Public access proposed for Aberdeen’s Tivoli

9th July 2012

Listed building application:120597

The Theatres Trust has been notified of the above listed building application for the fitting-out of the entrance hall and auditorium floor as exhibition space, installation of stairlift and refurbishment of toilets.

The Theatres Trust raised no objection to the application. Read the Trust’s response

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


Extension of time to implement extensions to Winchester’s Chesil Theatre

9th July 2012

Planning application: 12/00781/FUL

The Theatres Trust has been notified of the above planning application for an extension to the time limit for implementing planning permission (05/01200/FUL) for the erection of 1 no. four bed dwelling and 4 no. two bed dwellings, new refectory, kitchen, hall with 1 no. one bedroom flat over and new theatre facilities for 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.


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