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Policy Fight Club: It is right to cut Arts funding in times of austerity

18th March 2013

Policy Exchange, in partnership with St. James Theatre debated the motion “It is right to cut Arts funding in times of austerity”.

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Environmental reporting: sustainability matters for the arts

18th March 2013

Reporting data will give the arts confidence to act, invest wisely and work together towards change, says Alison Tickell


Replacement of telecoms equipment at Hulme Hippodrome

18th March 2013

Application 101387/LO/2013/S1

Manchester City Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application for the installation of replacement telecommunications equipment on the Hulme Hippodrome.

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.


Brewhouse Theatre wins Employer of the Year award in wake of administration that made its staff redundant

17th March 2013

Taunton’s Brewhouse Theatre scooped the accolade at the Exeter College Skills Awards, three weeks after financial difficulties compounded by funding cuts led to the venue’s collapse. The theatre employed 20 full time and 35 part time staff and was also supported by a team of 20 volunteers. The 352-seat venue was nominated for the award on the strength of its relationship with the college and two students undertaking its Technical Theatre Apprenticeship course.

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New 'relaxed' theatre helps autistics

17th March 2013

A year after an autistic child had to be treated during the musical Wicked, a scheme has been set up to make it easier for those living with the condition to enjoy the theatre too.

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Tameside Hippodrome in the spotlight

16th March 2013

Questions have arisen over the estimated costs of redeveloping the Tameside Hippodrome. Groups who want to see the historic building reopened as a theatre, claim the £3 million refurbishment estimate is too high. Campaigner Norma Clough was so concerned that Tameside Council had overestimated the cost of work, she approached local companies to see if they could carry it out at a cheaper rate. She says her findings are very interesting.

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Wilton’s Music Hall Launches An App And A Shop

16th March 2013

In the last couple of weeks, Wilton’s Music Hall has launched two money-making schemes to support the on-going Capital Project to stabilise the much-loved East End building.

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Stanford Hall Theatre to become a Defence & National Rehabilitation Centre

15th March 2013

Planning and listed building applications: 12/02070/Hybrid and 12/02071/LBC

Rushcliffe Borough Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above applications for repairs, alterations and extensions to Stanford Hall, estate and the Stanford Hall Theatre for use as a Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC).

The Theatres Trust did not object to the applications but raised concerns for the Council to address. Read the Trust’s response.

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


Local Government Association report reveals economic benefits of art funding

14th March 2013

A new report released by the Local Government Association (LGA) reveals for every pound spent by councils on the arts, their investment is matched four-fold by grant aid and partnerships, and this funding is needed to stimulate local economies.

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Blog: We all need to make the case for theatre

14th March 2013

A new campaign, My Theatre Matters, is looking to audiences to speak out – get involved! We haven’t always been as good as we might be at arguing for continued investment in theatre, and about why theatre matters. A theatre building can be more than a place where performances happen: it’s a resource for everyone at the very heart of the community. Creativity, whether among professional artists or enthusiasts, is a resource that is just as precious to the UK as North Sea oil. Unlike oil, however, it will never run out blogs Lyn Gardner for The Guardian Culture blog.


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