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Final revisions to the plasterworks for the London Hippodrome

28th June 2011

The Theatres Trust have been consulted by Montagu Evans with revised drawings in relation to the plasterworks at the London Hippodrome.

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


Harrogate Theatre to install tanking system in the Stalls Bar to prevent further water ingress

28th June 2011

Listed Building Application: 11/01964/SOSLB

Harrogate Borough Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above listed building application for internal alterations to the Harrogate Theatre, to include the installation of a tanking system and the removal of a wall and door.

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

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


Wimbledon Theatre to install a temporary portable building for extra office space

28th June 2011

Planning Application: 11/P1540

London Borough of Merton has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application on the installation of a two storey portable building, which is to be used as office accommodation for a period of one year.

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

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


Sir Alan Ayckbourn's archive to go online

27th June 2011

Thousands of items from playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn’s archive will be made available to the public online after being bought by the University of York. They include manuscripts giving an insight into the creative process of Sir Alan, who wrote Bedroom Farce, The Norman Conquests and Woman in Mind. Sir Alan said he hoped the material would provide “a fertile ground for ideas and inspire people to write”.

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£750K plan to revamp Blackwood Miners' Institute nears approval

27th June 2011

Vital work to save Blackwood’s iconic grade II listed miners institute is set to get the green light this week, as Caerphilly council’s cabinet is expected to rubber-stamp a £750,000 repair programme. The work will see the building made watertight, with the roof, defective flooring and 200 seats in the main auditorium all replaced. Its reception area will also be decorated and the facility will be modified to incorporate energy-efficiency technologies.

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Plans to revamp historic Welwyn Garden City theatre proposed

27th June 2011

An application to revamp the Barn Theatre in Handside Lane have been drawn up by Welwyn-based Weal architects, and handed to planning officers for consideration. The proposals include extending the theatre’s studio space, installing skylights and creating a new control room, as well as levelling the floor between the studio and the snug to allow for wheelchair access.

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Hounslow library refurbishment could mean curtains for Paul Robeson theatre

27th June 2011

Residents will soon be able to have their say on the refurbishment of Hounslow Library, which could mean curtains for a local theatre. At a recent cabinet meeting the council put forward proposals to modernize the library at the Treaty Centre but in addition to this, the council is also consulting on the closure of the Paul Robeson Theatre and its cafe, which is also located in the centre, next to the library. The space is currently used for meetings, dance rehearsals and performance.

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Cash strapped Byre Theatre St Andrews calls to the community

27th June 2011

The Byre Theatre is celebrating 10 years in its award-winning building and 78 years of being an integral part of the St Andrews community. However, few years in its long history have been as turbulent as this past 12 months which has seen the Scottish Arts Council (now Creative Scotland) removing the annual funding the Byre had previously been granted, in addition to the reduction in 2006. Now the theatre is reaching out to the community for volunteers to come forward and offer practical support in its front of house teams.

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Stage is set for Keith Williams’ Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury

25th June 2011

The curtain will rise at Canterbury’s new Marlowe Theatre on Tuesday 4 October, marking the completion of a two and a half year, £25.6 million development project. Named after Christopher Marlowe, the city’s famous Tudor playwright, this iconic modern theatre in the heart of the historic city of Canterbury has been designed by the award-winning London-based architects Keith Williams Architects.

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Blog: How Bridgend College’s new Sony Theatre will help boost the arts

25th June 2011

As the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama launched its new facilities on Thursday night, another new theatre was opening just a few miles away. Guy O’Donnell considers what the Sony Theatre means for young people in Bridgend.

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