The Theatres Trust

Works to understage at Drury Lane’s Theatre Royal

19th February 2013

Listed building application: 12/12783/LBC

The City of Westminster has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above listed building application for works to sub-stage Bridge 2, involving the removal of the end stanchions to allow the bridge to lower to the level of Bridge 1, for a temporary period of three years at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

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.


New signs & lighting for Old Compton Street’s Prince Edward Theatre

19th February 2013

Planning application: 13/00342/FULL

The City of Westminster has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application for a new external lighting scheme and alterations to signage on the Prince Edward Theatre in Old Compton Street, London.

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.


St Andrews Byre saddled with £470k debt

19th February 2013

Creditors of the Byre Theatre, based in St Andrews, which brought down the curtain at the end January with the loss of 25 jobs, stand to receive an estimated dividend of 31 pence in the pound after liquidators from Henderson Loggie have examined the accounts.

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Scarborough Borough Council will try to get funding for Futurist

19th February 2013

Scarborough Borough Council says it will try to get funding to save the Futurist theatre. At a meeting today councillors have been discussing the future of the town hall site as a whole. They want to adapt it to make it more suitable for council business. A report has been published looking at their options and how they could be taken forward. It suggests the theatre could be turned into a major leisure facility.

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Small Grants Scheme £5,000 plays part in Newark Robin Hood theatre restoration

19th February 2013

The Robin Hood Theatre Company has been given the money by The Theatres Trust small grants scheme towards the refurbishment of the theatre at Averham. It is estimated the total cost of the refurbishment will be around £120,000, of which £31,750 has been raised so far.

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IN PLACE OF A SHOW A lecture series by Augusto Corrieri

18th February 2013

What happens inside a theatre when nothing is happening? What do theatre buildings do? In place of a show is a series of lecture-works exploring five theatre buildings around the world. Through a playful combination of photographs, 1st person narratives, and historical research, the five episodes of In place of a show draw subtle connections between animate and inanimate matter, architecture and weather patterns, things and nothings.

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New Hebridean arts centre

18th February 2013

A new arts centre in a converted chapel on the small Hebridean island of Canna is inviting artists to perform in its summer season, running from May to September 2013.

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From grassroots to the gods: why British theatre is changing

18th February 2013

New faces in leading institutions are a welcome sight – but we might need to redefine what we mean by mainstream blogs Lyn Gardner for The Guardian Theatre blog.


Hoardings up as £7m redevelopment work starts at Plymouth Theatre Royal

18th February 2013

Work has started on the £7million redevelopment of the Theatre Royal in Plymouth. Hoardings are being put up around the piazza area and main entrance of the theatre by contractors BAM, ahead of work getting under way and site offices being installed.

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Carlisle Theatre launches capital campaign to avert closure

18th February 2013

The lights could go dim permanently at the historic Carlisle Theatre — unless the community steps up to help save it. The theatre, which opened in 1939, launched the save The Carlisle Theatre Capital Campaign this month to purchase and install new digital projection and sound equipment that film companies are requiring of theaters, and make numerous repairs to keep the venue open.

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