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Lincoln's Ritz Cinema set to reopen

9th January 2012

A cinema in Lincoln is set to reopen after standing derelict for more than a decade. The Ritz cinema on the High Street closed in 1996 but a community group has announced plans to renovate and refurbish the venue. Pete Genders, from Off the Bench, said it would open as both a commercial cinema and youth theatre this year.

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Royal National Theatre South Bank to erect new signage

9th January 2012

Advertisement Consent Application: 11/04172/ADV

Lambeth Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above advertisement consent application for the erection of 4 freestanding posts, one to each corner of the site, each containing digital displays and an illuminated fascia displaying the ‘NT’ logo.

b) The Theatres Trust supported the application. Read the Trust’s response

To view the advertisement consent application online, please click here and enter the application number and click search.


Priceless? A blog on the very idea of measuring cultural value

9th January 2012

This interactive blog seeks to stimulate discussion across the cultural sector on the very idea of measuring cultural value. Dr Claire Donovan is an academic working at DCMS to write a report on this issue, and wants to know what you think. Can the value of culture be measured by government in monetary (or other) terms, or is it ‘priceless’?

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Owner of old Odeon in Colchester says he may pull it down

8th January 2012

Colchester’s former Odeon cinema is likely to be demolished and the site redeveloped. Steve Peri, owner of the rundown Crouch Street building says he has abandoned plans to convert the old building into a giant nightclub. Instead he is considering other options, such as building shops and homes on the site.

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Bid to bring rep to the capital launched

6th January 2012

A fundraising campaign has been launched to create a new traditional full-time repertory company in London, which would employ around 40 actors per yearly season. The London Repertory Company is the brainchild of RADA-trained director Michael Armstrong, who said he wanted to “revive theatre” through a repertory model.

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Ownership suggestion welcomed for Ludlow Assembly Rooms

6th January 2012

Ludlow Assembly Rooms could be handed over to the community as part of plans to secure the venue’s future for years to come, it has been revealed. Discussions are taking place between trustees at the theatre and officials at Shropshire Council over a community asset transfer deal. That would see the venue’s board effectively become the centre’s landlords. It is part of a drive to make the theatre financially viable in the long-term, and officials at Ludlow Assembly Rooms have revealed they are ‘very interested’ in pursuing the idea.

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Berwick Maltings new maestro unveils big plans

6th January 2012

Broadcasting major events such as football matches and the Olympic Games on the big screen is among a host of grand plans revealed by the new chief executive of the Maltings complex in Berwick. Matthew Rooke, who hails from Gavinton, also says he has ambitions to produce a show at the Maltings which can tour round the UK. Taking over the reins from Miles Gregory, Rooke started his new job on New Year’s day and is excited about the challenges that lie ahead.

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Contractor named for Liverpool Everyman rebuild

6th January 2012

Belfast-based builder Gilbert Ash NI has won the hotly contested tender with the Liverpool and Merseyside Theatres Trust to build the new Everyman theatre on Hope Street.

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Council's Felixstowe Spa Pavilion decision to be reviewed

6th January 2012

Campaigners are today hoping community leaders will have a change of heart after the decision to axe funding for Felixstowe’s seafront theatre was “called in” for review. The council’s cabinet has decided the council could no longer afford to give the necessary long-term financial commitment to the theatre, which currently receives around £250,000 a year and needs at least £3 million in maintenance and improvements to bring it up to modern standards. The authority though is hoping a leisure or entertainment company might buy it, or that community groups will form a charitable trust and take it over.

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Public survey about the Derby Hippodrome launched

6th January 2012

A survey seeking people’s views about the future of the Derby Hippodrome has been launched. The survey is being undertaken as part of the options appraisal commissioned by the Derby Hippodrome Restoration Trust. It has been compiled by PHT Consultants who, along with Lathams architects, were last month appointed by the Trust to carry out the options appraisal.

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