The Theatres Trust

Hulme’s Hippodrome and Playhouse among historic theatres ‘at risk’

9th July 2012

Two of Manchester’s oldest theatres have been named on an ‘at risk’ register by a leading charity. The Theatres Trust says every effort must now be made to save Hulme Hippodrome and Hulme Playhouse. The interiors, dating back to the 1900s, have been described as an ‘opulent riot’ of Roccoco style, the only surviving examples of their kind in the country.

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Curtain rises on St Ives puppet theatre

6th July 2012

A new theatre is opening in west Cornwall in a converted boat shed. The Boat House Theatre opens with a premiere that features old favourites including Red Riding Hood and the Teddy Bears’ Picnic.

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Trust highlights threat to Scottish theatres

6th July 2012

Five theatres in Scotland have been placed on a national list of venues in danger of “being lost”.

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Seven days on stage: It could be curtains for dozens of theatres

6th July 2012

Rebranded London Hippodrome relaunches, but many more historic buildings are at risk – plus Boris Johnson gets on his dancing shoes

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New Ryde Theatre plans mean bright future in the wings

6th July 2012

The historic Ryde Theatre, closed by the Isle of Wight Council two years ago, could be restored and reopened to the public. Since the theatre was put on the market last year, after plans for the Platform One music college to take it on collapsed, the council has received two proposals from interested parties.

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Landmark Doncaster Grand is among 49 on national ‘at risk’ list

6th July 2012

Experts have named the Grand Theatre in Doncaster on a list of 49 venues across the United Kingdom that are at risk of being lost forever.

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‘Last act’ fears for historic theatres in Yorkshire

6th July 2012

The Theatres Trust warned yesterday that the Grade II listed Doncaster Grand Theatre and the Scarborough Futurist theatre could fall into dereliction and be demolished, unless the owners “recognise they are responsible for community assets and work with trusts and local communities to secure their future”.

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Two historic Glasgow theatres officially 'at-risk'

6th July 2012

Two Glasgow theatres have been placed on a UK at-risk register – but two others have been rescued. The Theatres Trust keeps a register of 49 venues across Britain which are at real risk of being lost, including the 1857 Britannia Panopticon on Argyle Street, said to be the world’s oldest surviving music hall, and the 1893 Old Athenaeum on Buchanan Street.

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Lighting and canopy alterations to London's Queen's Theatre

6th July 2012

Planning Application 12/04211/FULL

The City of Westminster has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application to improve the cladding of the existing canopy over the public entrance incorporating new lighting.

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.


Theatre use proposed at 35 Marylebone High Street

6th July 2012

Planning application: 12/04141/FULL

The City of Westminster has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application for alternative uses to 35 Marylebone High Street, London W1A 2BG, including office and/or theatre 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, then click search.


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