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Weymouth Pavilion: Shows go ahead despite closure plans

23rd January 2013

Two theatre performances are to go ahead as planned at a seaside pavilion which has been recommended for demolition. Weymouth Pavilion will host its spring performances of Miss Saigon in April and That’ll Be The Day in May. Dorset councillors voted to put plans for the pavilion out to public consultation in December ahead of a full council meeting in February. No date has been announced for the pavilion’s closure.

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Bury St Edmunds' Theatre Royal and Apex cancel merger talk

23rd January 2013

Last year a new trust was proposed to jointly manage The Apex, a music and entertainment venue, and the 19th Century Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds The two venues have agreed to cancel plans to merge.

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Imaginative signage proposed for Prince of Wales Theatre

23rd January 2013

Listed Building Application:13/00038/LBC

Westminster Council has consulted the Theatres Trust on the above planning application for the display of new illuminated show signage and graphics to the windows of the Prince of Wales Theatre. The proposed graphics will display digitally printed characters from the show, The Book of Mormon.

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.


Proposed retail use for Edinburgh’s Stockbridge Theatre

23rd January 2013

Planning application: 12/04407/FUL

The Theatres Trust has been notified of the above planning application for alterations to form a retail unit including alterations to the front elevation to form a shop front and to rear roof of the Theatre Workshop (Stockbridge Theatre) 34 Hamilton Place, Edinburgh EH3 5AX

The Theatres Trust objected to the application. Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning application online, please click here and enter the application number, then click search.


Arts Council England announce successful applicants through to the second stage of the large capital grants programme

23rd January 2013

Arts Council England has released details of the projects continuing to the second stage of the application process for their large capital grants programme.

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Arts Council England announce successful applicants to their small capital grants programme

23rd January 2013

Thirty-five projects have been awarded funding so far in the small capital grants programme. A total of £11,699,523 funding has been awarded out of the £20 million for small grants. Fifteen theatres have received funding, totaling £5,079,706.

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Grand opening: The Albany Theatre, The Butts, Coventry Curtain Up! 1 February

22nd January 2013

Coventry and Warwickshire First is delighted to be hosting the grand opening of The Albany Theatre. This will be a special networking opportunity with the chance to tread the boards and see behind the scenes of one of the city’s best loved theatres (formerly The Butts).

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Talk: The development of the Music Hall in London 25 February

22nd January 2013

Every aspect of theatre design from ancient Greece to modern times has been written about at great length but the Music Hall, by contrast, has been mainly the concern of social historians and students of performers and their material. This presentation will look at some of the London buildings that housed and shaped the performances.

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Boscomba CCA protection bid refused as building has been 'closed for too long'

21st January 2013

A bid to have the Boscombe-based Bournemouth Centre for Community Arts protected under the Localism Act has been refused by Bournemouth Council. Campaigners who applied to have the centre listed as an ‘Asset of Community Value’, giving community groups six months to bid for it before it goes on the market, had their hopes dashed by the decision last month. The council said the building, which the Friends of the BCCA want to run as a community arts centre, had been closed for too long to be considered an asset.

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Research report: The economic, social and cultural impact of the City arts and culture cluster

21st January 2013

Drawing on data provided by a range of arts and culture organisations, based in the City, the report highlights the substantial economic contribution made by the City’s world leading arts and culture institutions, showing that the cluster generated a net contribution of £225 million in GVA and supported 6,700 full-time-equivalent jobs in the City.

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