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Building Management System's retro-fit puts on a show at the Bath Theatre Royal

23rd September 2011

When the Theatre Royal Bath sought to streamline its energy management and reduce carbon emissions, it faced the challenges of historical building conservation and a complex legacy system. However, these challenges were overcome via the use of a Priva Building Management System (BMS).

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New Hereford community theatre delights MP Jesse

23rd September 2011

A new community theatre in Hereford has been welcomed by MP Jesse Norman. The Kindle Theatre based at the Kindle Centre at Asda on Belmont Road was officially opened last week with performances from Wye Theatre Company and the Kindle Youth Theatre Company and 2Faced Dance Company.

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New Arts Complex in Southampton

23rd September 2011

Planning Application: 11/01074/FUL

Southampton City Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application for the erection of two buildings to provide an arts complex incorporating two auditoria.

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.


Empire Theatre returns to Brixton

22nd September 2011

Brixton in south London is to get its first major professional theatre in more than a decade, with a new venue opening on the site of the old Shaw Theatre at the Brix. The Brixton Empire will launch with the UK premiere of When the Chickens Came Home to Roost.

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra extend association with Lowestoft Marina

22nd September 2011

The world-famous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) has announced that it is to extend its prestigious residency at Lowestoft’s Marina Theatre into 2012 supporting the Theatre’s new Trust as it prepares to take on the running of the Edwardian venue. In a major coup for the Marina Theatre, the Orchestra has been resident at the Edwardian venue since 2005. In the seven years that it has already held the residency, the association has brought internationally renowned musicians, soloists and conductors to the East Coast with the link hailed as one the most successful of its kind throughout the UK.

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Bexhill students launch £3m theatre appeal

22nd September 2011

Students have launched a fundraising appeal to build a new £3 million community theatre. Bexhill College students came up with the name for the Build A Million Theatre project. The theatre will be located at the college site, but will be built in partnership with the community. Bosses plan that the theatre would also be made available for use by local schools, drama and theatre companies, artists, musicians and local businesses.

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Arts groups present Conwy civic hall takeover plans

22nd September 2011

Two groups hoping to take over an entertainment venue in Conwy are to present their ideas to councillors. The civic hall next to the quay in Conwy town centre is the county’s third largest theatre after Venue Cymru in Llandudno and Theatr Colwyn. Conwy county borough council says it cannot afford to keep running it.

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Scottish culture funding cut by 3.49% in 2012/13

21st September 2011

Scotland’s cultural sector is to receive lower than expected financial cuts from the Scottish government, with a 3.49% cut to the draft cultural budget for 2012/13 announced today at Holyrood.

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Council looks to tidy up Berwick Playhouse site

21st September 2011

Berwick Town Council is to investigate ways of sprucing up the razed site of the former Playhouse. It is hoped the unsightly rubble there at the moment could be covered and seats and plants introduced to make the site more visually appealing. The council is looking to do something while there remains no immediate prospect of the planning permission for 20 apartments on the site being implemented.

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Pacific Road theatre in Birkenhead to close due to budget cuts

21st September 2011

A council-run theatre in Wirral is to close by the end of the year as part of the local authority’s budget savings. Pacific Road theatre in Birkenhead, along with the neighbouring Transport Museum and Tramway, was put up for sale by Wirral council earlier this year but no suitable operators were found. The council now proposes to remove a stipulation for buyers to continue to run the venue as a theatre. It plans to look for bidders to run the two buildings as a transport museum.

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