The Theatres Trust

Charcoalblue scoops hattrick of Civic Trust Awards

14th March 2012

The talented team at multi award-winning theatre design consultancy Charcoalblue is celebrating because three of the company’s projects won prestigious gongs at this years Civic Trust Awards ceremony; the radically transformed Royal Shakespeare Theatre, the dramatic Corby Cube, and the tranquil Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield.

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Lyric Theatre Belfast Receives the 2012 Civic Trust Award

14th March 2012

The announcement that the Lyric Theatre Belfast has won a 2012 Civic Trust Award is a feather in the cap for London-based theatre consultants Theatreplan.

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Talks continue as Galeri looks at taking over Neuadd Dwyfor in Pwllheli

13th March 2012

Talks are continuing about the long term future management of a Gwynedd arts venue. Neuadd Dwyfor in Pwllheli, used as a theatre, cinema, exhibition space and cultural centre, celebrated its centenary last year. Galeri Caernarfon has presented a business plan outlining how it would manage it from April 2013. Building-owners Gwynedd council needs to find “a creative new way” of managing it as part of £40m savings.

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Kevin Spacey: 'Rising theatre ticket prices are driving young people away from West End'

13th March 2012

Rising ticket prices at West End theatres risk alienating an entire generation of future audiences, Kevin Spacey, the actor and director, has claimed.

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Hundreds join fight to save Hornsea Floral Hall

12th March 2012

More than 500 people attended a mass protest against plans to bulldoze Hornsea Floral Hall. Charity fundraisers and children’s football teams joined pantomime horses and the local MP at yesterday’s (Sunday March 11th) demonstration. Donna Yorke, of Hornsea Amateur Theatre Society (Hats), said: “We absolutely love the Floral Hall and it’s just terrible what they are thinking of doing. People come here from all over the country to watch the pantomime.”

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Neath's fire-hit Gwyn Hall reopens after £10m refit

12th March 2012

Neath’s Gwyn Hall has reopened four-and-a-half years after a fire gutted the Victorian theatre. Around £10m has been spent creating a new arts centre in the 125-year-old listed building. Councillors say it will be the focal point of efforts to regenerate Neath town centre in the years to come. Jordan Davies from BBC News reports.


Alan Grieve: Is the future of the arts in his hands? A serial giver owns up

12th March 2012

As a new contemporary art gallery opens on the beach at Hastings, The Independent’s Simon Tait asks the man behind The Jerwood Foundation about nepotism, saving theatres, and picking up the tab for British culture


Assembly in talks to buy two Edinburgh fringe venues

12th March 2012

William Burdett-Coutts, artistic director of leading Edinburgh Fringe venue Assembly, is in negotiations to purchase two recently empty buildings in the city.

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Adopt a Grand Circle seat at Liverpool’s Royal Court theatre

12th March 2012

You can become part of this iconic theatre’s history as the Liverpool Theatres Trust launches its campaign to renew the 403 seats in the Grand Circle. It is part of the planned £10.6m renovation of the Grade II listed theatre where the first phase of work begins today following a successful Heritage Lottery bid.

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Darlington council seeks arts venue architect

12th March 2012

Darlington Borough Council is on the hunt for an architect-led team to design a new town centre arts venue. Requests to participate must be received 2 April.

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