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London CultureMap launched

11th August 2012

Audiences London Plus has launched CultureMap London. Through this online mapping resource you can investigate how levels of cultural engagement vary across Greater London. It brings together a number of indicators into one place, and provides a tool that can support understanding of audiences and strategic decision making.

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Lowestoft Marina Theatre 'Next Stage Appeal' launched

10th August 2012

People in Waveney were this week invited to “sponsor a seat” at Lowestoft’s biggest theatre as part on an appeal to raise funds for a major expansion of the building. The Marina Theatre has launched The Next Stage appeal to raise £100,000 to more than treble its floor space and fund a major improvement to its facilities.

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London Coliseum to insert six surtitle units

9th August 2012

Listed Building Application: 12/06611/LBC

Westminster City Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above listed building application for the installation of six surtitle units within the ceiling coffers of the dress circle.

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

To view the listed building application, please click here and enter the application number and click search.


Arcola Theatre seeks to improve access, organisation and it's public face

9th August 2012

Planning Application: 2012/2148

London Borough of Hackney has consulted The Theatres Trust for the variation of Condition 1 of planning permission 2010/2432 (change of use of basement, ground and first floors from community centre (D1) to theatre (Sui Generis) with associated offices and cafe/bar to allow for minor amendments comprising of external alterations to the existing building, relocation of the cafe/bar from basement to ground floor and an increase in floor area to the basement).

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.


Sheffield's Montgomery Theatre to host first professional touring show as redevelopment plans drawn up

9th August 2012

The Montgomery Theatre on Surrey Street seats 420 people and boasts four dressing rooms, yet it remains underused. And that is something that Julie Fancher, the theatre’s creative and performing arts officer, is working hard to change. Along with the rest of the five-strong team at the Sheffield Christian Educational Council, which runs the theatre, Julie is working towards a redevelopment of Montgomery Hall, where the theatre is located.

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Restore Ally Pally's theatre first, say public

8th August 2012

A public consultation on Terry Farrell’s masterplan for a revamp of Alexandra Palace has said work to re-open the existing theatre and BBC studios should be carried out before a planned hotel. The consultation ended in June with a follow-up survey by the Alexandra Park & Charitable Trust, the group which runs the north London venue.

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Internal alterations for Tottenham's Palace

8th August 2012

Listed building application: HGY/2012/1355

The London Borough of Haringey has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above listed building application for internal alterations to the stalls and balcony, refurbishment and installation of a platform lift at the former Tottenham Palace Theatre.

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.


Campaign mounted to save Salford theatre

8th August 2012

A campaign has been launched to save Salford’s Victoria Theatre from being bought by property developers.

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Bid to bring Welholme Galleries back into use attracts widespread support

8th August 2012

A plan to transform Welholme Galleries into a theatre and community hub has received much support. As revealed in the Grimsby Telegraph last week, a charitable trust wants to bring the iconic Grimsby landmark back into public use once again, creating jobs and training opportunities for local people. The £1.25 million proposal would see the grade two listed building house a 250-seater theatre and an entirely redeveloped space to host exercise classes, social gatherings and free community events.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber on London 2012: I was wrong about West End bloodbath

7th August 2012

Andrew Lloyd Webber has admitted he was wrong to predict a West End “bloodbath” during the Olympics after figures showed takings for his theatres have risen by 25 per cent since the Games began.

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