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'Vital' Precinct Theatre in Islington set to discover if it will be replaced by a Spar

24th July 2012

The Precinct Theatre on the Packington Estate – which is supported by film director Phyllida Lloyd and The Theatres Trust – will be effectively replaced with a Spar supermarket if planners and Hyde Housing Estate, which is redeveloping the estate, have their way.

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Felixstowe Spa Pavilion: Group withdraws single bid

23rd July 2012

The only group who showed an interest in taking over the running of a Suffolk theatre has withdrawn its proposal. The Spa Pavilion in Felixstowe is threatened with closure after owner Suffolk Coastal District Council voted to end its £250,000 annual funding. The Spa Pavilion Associates said it was “pointless” for the council to appraise its plans after they had been called “fundamentally flawed”.

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Sheffield International Venues to take over Scarborough Spa and Whitby Pavilion

23rd July 2012

Sheffield International Venues (SIV) has secured a contract to operate two new venues – the Scarborough Spa and Whitby Pavilion – in North Yorkshire.

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Bid to run Scarborough Spa Pavilion withdrawn

23rd July 2012

The group behind the only bid to take on the running of Felixstowe’s Spa Pavilion has withdrawn its proposals prior to their merits being formally considered by Suffolk Coastal’s Cabinet on Tuesday 24 July.

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Belfast Lyric Theatre short-listed for RIBA Stirling Prize for architecture

23rd July 2012

Belfast’s Lyric Theatre has been short-listed for the 2012 Stirling Prize by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The new theatre, which cost £18m, opened last May. It made the shortlist which includes six buildings from across the UK.

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Land beside Mayflower Theatre to be redeveloped

23rd July 2012

Planning Application: 12/00675/FUL

The Theatres Trust was consulted on the above planning application for the redevelopment to provide student accommodation, commercial uses, parking and other facilities which will affect the Mayflower Theatre. The Trust has since withdrawn its previous application following further correspondence with the developers.

The Theatres Trust supported the application. Read the Trust’s revised response

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


AQ Launches Report on Increasing Individual Giving to the Arts

23rd July 2012

Arts Quarter has announced the findings from its most comprehensive review to date on the state of individual giving in the cultural sector.

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Blog: Godalming Rotunda under offer

23rd July 2012

The campaign to bring a professional theatre to Godalming faces a last roll of the dice

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Fresh plan for the Swindon Mechanics' Institute

21st July 2012

Swindon Council is working on costed plans to completely refurbish the exterior of the troubled Mechanics’ Institute in a bid to help find a sustainable use for the icon. The council hopes the work, estimated at £7m to £10m, will not only save the listed building from falling further into ruin, but also increase the chances of an end user coming forward.

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New housing facility to replace Barry Theatre Royal as demolition commences

21st July 2012

Construction of a new “extra-care” housing facility is set to begin when the demolition of Barry’s last remaining cinema ends next month (August 8). Work has begun to tear down the 100-year-old cinema, The Theatre Royal, which closed in 2008 – despite a public campaign the retain the venue.

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