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London ranks high in performing arts output says major culture report

3rd August 2012

According to the World Cities Culture Report 2012, London comes second after New York for both the number of theatre performances and dance performances per year.

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue Summerhall ready for the long haul

3rd August 2012

A big hit on last year’s Fringe, Summerhall is just one of several August-only venues looking to become year-round operations

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Southend Palace Theatre to start 100th birthday celebrations

3rd August 2012

The Palace Theatre will celebrate its 100th birthday in a bash at Southend Library this Friday. Although the official birthday not until Sunday, October 21, activities are being held throughout the year.

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USITT Theatre Architecture Award

3rd August 2012

The United States Institute of Theatre Technology (USITT) Architecture Commission is calling on Architects from around the world to submit their theatre projects for the prestigious USITT Architecture Award.

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Edinburgh's historic King's Theatre in £2.6m revamp

3rd August 2012

The King’s Theatre,has had a £2.6m refurbishment including a new roof and revamped foyer. It has also been made wind and water-tight and had extensive stonework repairs. A new box office, new carpets, upgraded facilities for wheelchair users and improved ventilation to the auditorium have also been added. The building is due to reopen to the public on 11 August.

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Lowestoft's Marina Theatre extends its premises

2nd August 2012

A Suffolk seaside theatre is to extend its premises into a neighbouring building to provide a cafe. The Marina Theatre, which was taken over by a charitable trust last December, is leasing the former Zenith call centre. The trust which runs the venue said it will now be able to provide a bar and catering, new office space and better access for loading.

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Culture, Entertainment and Sport Designation Scheduling Selection Guide published

1st August 2012

English Heritage have published a guide to outline the selection criteria used when scheduling archaeological sites associated with culture, entertainment and sport.

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Structural Steel Design Awards 2012: The Royal Shakespeare Theatre by Bennetts Associates

1st August 2012

The Royal Shakespeare Theatre by Bennetts Associates wins Structural Steel Design Awards 2012

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Architects line up to design first East Croydon Gateway building but what about Croydon's Warehouse theatre

1st August 2012

Developers Stanhope Schroders have asked four architects to design the first section of a project neighbouring East Croydon which has seen the site lay empty for almost a decade. The preferred bidder is expected to be chosen before the end of the year, and a detailed planning application submitted to Croydon Council in 2013. The developers have outline planning permission for the site, which included providing £3m towards a new 200 seat theatre to replace the Warehouse Theatre on Dingwall Road.

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£1.25m plan to transform Grimsby Welholme Galleries into theatre and community hub

1st August 2012

Galleries could be transformed into a £1.25-million theatre and community hub. The iconic Grade II-listed building could be brought back into public use once again, creating jobs and training opportunities for local people. A charitable trust is behind the proposal, which it hopes will breathe life not only into one of Grimsby’s landmark buildings, but also the surrounding area.

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