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Beverley Memorial Hall to undergo major repairs

22nd January 2012

Repairs to a community hall in an East Yorkshire town can now be carried out thanks to the sale of a former theatre. Work on Beverley Memorial Hall will be funded by cash raised by East Riding Council’s sale of the former Beverley Picture Playhouse, said hall trustees.

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Oldham Coliseum Theatre marks 125 years

22nd January 2012

The Oldham Coliseum in Fairbottom Street celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. It has also recently secured £1.5m for a major redevelopment project.

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Oldham Coliseum Theatre closes for redevelopment

21st January 2012

Its boards have been trodden by some of the biggest names in theatre. Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel performed there, London’s Sadler’s Wells used it during World War II and the first cast of Coronation Street cut their teeth there in the 1950s. Now, after 125 years at their current site, Oldham Coliseum Theatre in Greater Manchester is closing its doors for a major redevelopment.

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Bright future for Basildon's Towngate Theatre

20th January 2012

The large Towngate Theatre sign located on the back of the theatre will be relit today following repair work. Removed in early December the sign which is visible from the road, and by train when coming into the town has been located on the fly tower of the theatre since it first opened in 1988. One of a number of planned improvements taking place at the theatre the sign has been repaired and refurbished.

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Windows and decorative mouldings to be restored at the Wyeside Arts Centre, Builth Wells

20th January 2012

Listed Building Application: P2011/1355

Powys County Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above listed building application to replace windows on Wyeside Arts Centre’s West elevation, along with the restoration of decorative tympanum mouldings above two of the windows.

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.


Chester delays new theatre in former Odeon to 2015

20th January 2012

Plans for a new theatre in Chester have been delayed by at least four years, after the local council announced that a replacement for the city’s Gateway Theatre was not expected until 2015. The city has been without a theatre since the Gateway closed in March 2007. At the time, a new performing arts centre was promised to open in 2011 as part of the Northgate Development, a city centre regeneration project.

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Little interest from possible buyers in Brampton's crumbling playhouse

20th January 2012

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Little interest from possible buyers in Brampton’s crumbling playhouse
Published 20 January 2012


Suffolk Coastal District Council Spa Pavilion Theatre Felixstowe Options Appraisal reports

19th January 2012

Exempt reports for Cabinet meeting held on 6 December 2011 (CAB 51/11) relating to the options appraisal of the Felixstowe Spa Pavilion were released on 19 January 2012.

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Is subsidised theatre losing its appeal?

19th January 2012

The number of theatergoers at subsidised venues fell from 14.1 million in 2009 to 13 million last year, according to Arts Council England. While London theatres attracted slightly higher audience figures than venues outside the capital, away from London, total audiences have fallen by more than ten per cent over the two-year period. Theatres where non-national companies perform have fared even worse – reporting a 13 per cent audience decline.

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Death sentence hanging over Hackney's Mildmay Social Club from Hanover development

19th January 2012

A historical community hub in Stoke Newington still has a “death sentence” hanging over it, after a time extension for planning permission to build six townhouses next door was awarded by Hackney Council last week. The Mildmay Social Club in Newington Green which is owned by its 200 members has been around since 1888, hosts social gatherings like wedding receptions, as well as being a popular location for films like Made in Dagenham. It has a theatre upstairs.

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