The Theatres Trust

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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Worthing Theatres Trust finally reveals rejected theatre plan

2nd May 2012

A charitable trust which came within touching distance of running Worthing’s theatres has decided it has no choice but to shift its focus. Worthing Theatres Trust held its first meeting in more than a year o inform supporters what it planned to do following its unsuccessful bid to take control of Worthing’s theatres.

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Vandals cause £1k damage at historic Witney Corn Exchange

2nd May 2012

Vandals have damaged a historic part of the Witney Corn Ex-change facade, stopping it being unveiled as part of the Jubilee celebrations. Workmen have been carrying out repairs worth £72,000 to the front of the building in Market Square as part of a huge refurbishment project. But over the weekend, vandals climbed on to the roof and caused £1,000-worth of damage, including wrecking one of the two ball finials next to the Corn Exchange’s clock.

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Salford University postpones decision on £32m arts scheme

2nd May 2012

The contract award for a £32 million Salford University arts block has been delayed. There are currently six bidders for the Stride Treglown-designed scheme, revealed as Bam Construct, Laing O’Rourke, Lend Lease, Shepherd Construction, Vinci and Willmott Dixon.

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Manchester Cornerhouse and Library Theatre Company in £25m arts merger

1st May 2012

Two of the most successful contemporary arts organisations in Manchester have joined forces and are to move to a new multimillion-pound building.

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Event: World Stage Design 2013

30th April 2012

Scenofest is a major part of World Stage Design 2013. Applications to bring performances to Scenofest are now open! Companies and artists from the UK and around the world are being invited to apply to bring performances to Scenofest, WSD2013. Applications are encouraged from a broad range of work, and could include collective or solo shows, live art and installation, public participation pieces and everything in between.

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Southwark Playhouse to be temporarily housed on Newington Causeway

30th April 2012

Planning Application:12/AP/0545

London Borough of Southwark has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application for the temporary change of use from office B1 to theatre sui generis, with ancillary space for café and offices until 31 July 2022 for Southwark Playhouse – then revert to office B1 use.

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 and click search.


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