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Northern Ireland Theatre Association launch Theatre Review 2012

25th October 2012

The Theatre Review 2012, commissioned by the Northern Ireland Theatre Association (NITA) and produced in partnership with Audiences NI represents the first in-depth theatre specific report on audience attendance in Northern Ireland and a valuable initial step in building up a clear picture of theatre audiences across the country.

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Curtain finally up at Great Yarmouth St George's Theatre

25th October 2012

Norfolk’s newest theatre was this week partially handed over to the trust that will manage it, while engineers continue to get to grips with a problem pavilion. The Grade 1 listed theatre is at the heart of a £9m regeneration scheme aimed at re-inventing historic King Street as a vibrant cultural quarter attracting a string of top acts. Council leader Trevor Wainwright, said urgent work had been going on behind the scenes to get the theatre open before Christmas so it could honour all its bookings.

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National Theatre of Scotland names new artistic director

25th October 2012

Laurie Sansom will take over the role of artistic director at the National Theatre of Scotland. Sansom, currently the artistic director at Northampton’s Royal and Derngate Theatre, replaces Vicky Featherstone, who moves to London’s Royal Court.

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National Theatre Wales’ Executive Producer Lucy Davies appointed Executive Director at the Royal Court Theatre

24th October 2012

Lucy Davies, who has been Executive Producer at National Theatre Wales since its launch, is to leave the company to become Executive Director at the Royal Court Theatre, London. She will take up her new post in April 2013, joining Vicky Featherstone as she succeeds the Royal Court’s current Artistic Director Dominic Cooke.

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Arts and Humanities Research Council Survey of Cultural Organisations: request

24th October 2012

The AHRC has commissioned the first ever large-scale survey of the UK’s cultural organisations including museums, galleries, theatres, music venues, heritage sites and others.

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Curtain set to go up again at The Butts Theatre in Coventry

24th October 2012

The Butts Theatre was closed in January 2009 which the Earlsdon Park development close to the city centre went ahead. But now its doors will open once again later this year thanks to the efforts of the community, led by the Albany Theatre Trust. Since its inception in July 2010, the trust has managed the assets of the theatre and raised funds for its refurbishment. It has also put together a team of volunteer experts to drive it rebirth.

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Press release: First grants announced by Theatres Trust from its Theatres Protection Fund

24th October 2012

The Royal Court in Liverpool, Sleaford Playhouse, Oldham Coliseum, and Wilton’s Music Hall, the Half Moon Young People’s Theatre and the Soho Theatre in London are the first theatres to benefit from grants awarded by Trust’s new Theatres Protection Fund Small Grants Scheme.

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National Theatre Wales' Lucy Davies leaves for Royal Court London

24th October 2012

One of the founders of National Theatre Wales (NTW) is leaving her position to take up a new post in London. Lucy Davies, who has been the theatre’s executive producer since its launch in 2009, will become executive director at the Royal Court Theatre, London.

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Drama, laughs and tears always at centre stage as Oldham Coliseum reopens after £1.8m revamp

23rd October 2012

Oldham Coliseum is preparing for two glittering ‘curtain up’ events to mark its re-opening after a £1.8m refurbishment. It’s a new lease of life for a much-loved theatre with a remarkable history, as Paul Taylor discovers. But for much of this year, the Coliseum has been a building site.

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Artistic director David Micklem to leave BAC

23rd October 2012

Battersea Arts Centre’s joint artistic director David Micklem is to step down from his position to leave the venue at the end of November.

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