The Theatres Trust

New Arts Complex for Southampton

26th July 2011

Planning application: 11/01074/FUL

Southampton City Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application for the erection of two buildings, one of which would be up to 10-storeys in height, to provide a new arts complex incorporating two auditoria, gallery space etc; ground floor retail/restaurant/cafe/drinking establishments.

The Theatres Trust is currently considering the application.

To view details of the application online, please click here and enter the application number, then click Search.


Ecovenue feature at PLASA11

26th July 2011

The Theatres Trust will return to PLASA 2011 with an expanded version of its innovative Ecovenue feature, the area that gives visitors the unique chance to see how 48 pioneering London theatres are putting sustainability into practice.

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Former Shirebrook Empire not sold at auction

26th July 2011

The former Shirebrook Empire was up for auction as Lot 19 Former Bakery and Bingo Hall, Station Rd, Shirebrook, Mansfield, Nottingham with Mark Jenkinson & Son. It was scheduled for auction on 19th July 2011 with a guide price of £200,000. The building currently remains unsold.

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Corwen Pavilion ruling expected over building's fate

26th July 2011

Residents fighting plans to demolish a Denbighshire town’s community centre are waiting to hear if they have done enough to save the building. It had been hoped a decision over Corwen Pavilion’s future would be announced on Tuesday, but it is expected to be put back. In April supporters won a temporary court injunction to stop the planned demolition. Denbighshire council said the building was not financially viable to repair.

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Seminar: Putting Sustainability Centre Stage - Practical ways to improve your venue’s performance 13 September

26th July 2011

Drawing on the experiences of the 48 venues involved in Ecovenue, The Theatres Trust’s European Regional Development Fund-backed sustainability project, we present practical tips and practices for improving the environmental performance of theatre and performing arts buildings.

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Seminar: Space Invaders: Converting Spaces - Creating Theatres 12 September

26th July 2011

This seminar and discussion session focuses on the specific challenges of project management and technical installations associated with converting existing buildings into theatres. It includes the findings from The Theatres Trust’s annual conference in June 2011, ‘Converting Spaces – Creating Theatres’ which looked at ways in which civic buildings, warehouses, offices and town halls undergo conversion into theatres.

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Sika-Trocal makes light work of roofing installation at Billingham Forum

26th July 2011

Built in the 1960s, Billingham Forum leisure complex in Stockton-on-Tees, was showing substantial signs of deterioration and needed comprehensive improvements to the building and its infrastructure to bring it up to modern standards. Several options were considered – including complete demolition and rebuild – but following the Grade II listing of the theatre, a full refurbishment was the most suitable option. Sika-Trocal Type S single ply membrane was chosen for the creation of the new roof.

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Blog: Comparing ACE’s RFOs and the ‘big 10' theatres

26th July 2011

The latest in MyCake – the blog about finance for the creative industries series of topics comparing different parts of the UK arts sector business models looks at the ‘big 10’ theatres in comparison with other large Regularly Funded Organisations.

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Seminar: The Frank Matcham Society - Theatres and Music Halls at Risk

26th July 2011

A one day seminar organised by the Frank Matcham Society will examine the plight of theatres and music halls at risk throughout the UK. There will be case studies of recent work at two of our earliest surviving music halls, the City Varieties Leeds and the Britannia Glasgow. In addition to the contributions of those closely associated with these cases, other experts involved in similar projects will speak and will emphasise the importance of engaging local community support.

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Theatre Elli no longer at risk

26th July 2011

A national trust that aims to protect theatre buildings has this week removed Theatr Elli from its ‘at risk’ list. The Theatres Trust compiles an annual Theatre Buildings at Risk Register, which highlights the number of theatres across the UK in desperate need of funding and public backing.

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