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Final curtain falls on New Malden's Barton Green Theatre

21st February 2012

Barton Green Theatre, in Elm Road, announced it will shut at the end of March but the Green Theatre Company (GTC), formally known as Malden Youth Theatre, will move to the Cornerhouse in Surbiton. The closure follows an ongoing battle by the theatre company to raise the funds to maintain the theatre, which is housed in a converted cricket pavilion.

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Neath's Gwyn Hall to reopen after fire

18th February 2012

Neath’s new Gwyn Hall will open next month, on the 8 March, more than four years after it was gutted by fire. The curtain will rise on the £9m re-fit with a concert showcasing young talent from the area. It now boasts a theatre, 3D digital cinema, multipurpose studio as well as a cafe-bistro and interval bar.

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Round Table step in with theatre improvement funds for Hebden Bridge Little Theatre

18th February 2012

Members and the public will be able to take advantage of new facilities at Hebden Bridge Little Theatre thanks to a “stairway to heaven” being provided by Round Table. The Little Theatre has recently completed the first phase of the £75,000 Raise the Roof campaign to create accommodation over the bar and lounge, giving the company extra dressing rooms, more space for storing props and costumes, better public facilities and toilets, as well as a separate meeting and rehearsal area so productions can overlap. But, the space could not be opened to the public until a fire escape was installed to meet health and safety requirements.

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London's Redbridge Council threatens major cuts to Drama Centre arts spend

17th February 2012

Redbridge Drama Centre in east London is facing a 100% cut to its £292,000 local authority funding by the end of 2014,

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Outline permission for erection of a mixed use development at the former Winter Gardens Site, Bournemouth

17th February 2012

Outline Planning Application: 7-1012-1273-AL

Bournemouth Borough Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above outline planning application for the erection of a mixed use development consisting of A1/A3 commercial space and residential of approximately 238 units with a cinema complex, family entertainment space, hotel and serviced apartments.

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

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


Blog: Can West Yorkshire Playhouse's James Brining reinvent regional theatre?

16th February 2012

With British regional theatre facing tough questions, WYP’s new artistic director – announced today – will have his work cut out blogs Lyn Gardner for The Guardian Theatre blog.

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Mayor wants talks on Doncaster Grand Theatre

16th February 2012

Elected mayor Peter Davies has called for crunch talks with the owners of The Grand Theatre in a bid to secure its future. Council officials were keeping an eye on the building’s condition, said Mr Davies who wants the Victorian venue to be available for the public again. The announcement has come as a boost to the Friends of The Doncaster Grand Theatre group which has been battling to save its future for 15 years.

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Royal visit for Newcastle Theatre Royal birthday

16th February 2012

The Duke of York has launched Newcastle Theatre Royal’s 175th celebrations and opened the new Hartlepool College of Further Education. Prince Andrew was given a tour of the new £53m facility in Hartlepool before unveiling a plaque to commemorate the visit.

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Student accommodation for Huddersfield’s Palace theatre

16th February 2012

Planning Application: 2011/62/93327/W

Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application for change of use and alterations to convert the former Palace Theatre into 23 student apartments with communal laundry and gymnasium, partially retaining the existing bar and restaurant.

The Theatres Trust supported the application and suggested a number of conditions. Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning application online, please click here and enter the application number, then click search.


New CEO at Alexandra Palace, London

15th February 2012

Alexandra Palace’s new CEO has confirmed events and exhibitions business remains a vital part of the north London’s venue programme as he embarks on an ambitious regeneration and refurbishment plan. Chief executive Duncan Wilson OBE will oversee both the trading arm of Alexandra Palace, previously under the jurisdiction of MD Rebecca Kane, and the trust. Kane leaves Alexandra Palace on 9 March after a three-year stint to take up a position at The O2 arena.

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