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Lord Lloyd-Webber pledges £32m to art charities

20th May 2011

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation is to donate £32m to UK art and culture organisations. The money, raised by the sale of a Picasso painting last year, is intended to make “a significant contribution to many people’s lives”.

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Awards for Lowestoft’s Marina Theatre

20th May 2011

Staff from the Edwardian venue were honoured at one of the theatre industry’s most prestigious awards ceremonies. Celebrating success, Marina manager Martin Halliday was named as theatre manager of the year and the venue’s senior technician, Karl Dunnett, won Gaffer Of The Year – which was presented for achievements in technical operation.

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We are more: Act for culture in Europe

20th May 2011

we are more (2010-2013) is a Europe-wide arts advocacy campaign set up by Culture Action Europe. It will use the upcoming EU political and financial negotiations for the period 2014-2020 as a timely opportunity to develop and sharpen the arguments used when advocating for arts and culture.

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Theatre world unites in bid to rescue Dress Circle

20th May 2011

Performers and theatre industry professionals have rallied around Dress Circle, after The Stage revealed the showbiz shop is facing closure. Theatre industry professionals have rallied around Dress Circle since the announcement of it’s possible closure

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Refurbishment proposed for Ayr’s Gaiety Theatre

20th May 2011

Listed building application: 11/00532/LBC

South Ayrshire Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above listed building application for refurbishment, alterations and the erection of signage at the Gaiety Theatre in Ayr.

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

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


Blog: Act now can theatre help with climate change?

19th May 2011

Theatremakers are thinking more than ever about climate change, but it’s behind the scenes where we can make a real difference blogs Dudley Hinton and Sebastian Armesto.

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SOLT figures reveal 10% first quarter dip in West End audiences

19th May 2011

West End box office returns were down 6% in the first quarter of this year, according to figures released by the Society of London Theatre. Compared to the same period last year – covering January 1 to March 31 – box office revenue dropped by 6%, while attendances were down 10%.

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Domesday Reloaded: Remembering Lincoln's Ritz theatre

19th May 2011

The former owners of Lincoln’s Ritz theatre have been back to the venue as part of the BBC’s Domesday Reloaded project. Barry and Brenda Stead bought the theatre in the mid-1980s with the aim of attracting some of the world’s best performers.

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Theatre Book Prize Winner 2011 Announced

18th May 2011

The winner of the 2011 STR Theatre Book Prize has been confirmed as Mike Bradwell’s The Reluctant Escapologist, published by Nick Hern Books. The prize, for books published in 2010, was announced by Claire Bloom at a ceremony on 18 May at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

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Call to theatres to join in the Theatres DEC Pool and Green Database Survey

17th May 2011

The Theatres Trust and Julie’s Bicycle have joined together to undertake a comprehensive survey of environmental and sustainability issues facing performing arts venues in the UK.

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