The Theatres Trust

Rescue bid to save The Byre Theatre in Fife

10th April 2014

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Rescue bid to save The Byre Theatre in Fife
Published: 10th April 2014


Culture secretary must recognise arts’ benefits on health and education – Samuel West

9th April 2014

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Culture secretary must recognise arts’ benefits on health and education – Samuel Wes
Published: 9th April 2014


Maria Miller resigns as culture secretary

9th April 2014

Maria Miller has resigned as culture secretary following controversy over her expenses. In a letter to prime minister David Cameron today, Miller said that the “present situation has become a distraction from the vital work this government is doing to turn our country around”.

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The First Night Riders charity motorbike event revs up for 2014

9th April 2014

The First Night Riders charity motorbike and classic car tour of British theatres, which raises money for The Theatrical Guild’s vital work, has launched its 2014 event with a call for participants and sponsors.

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HOME Manchester announces site-specific theatre programme

9th April 2014

The first season of theatre commissioned by HOME, the new centre for visual arts, theatre and film, was announced today, Wednesday 9 April. Paving the way for the kind of theatre which will be seen when HOME opens in spring 2015, the productions are being overseen by Walter Meierjohann, the Artistic Director for theatre at HOME.

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50p for Culture Campaign launched

9th April 2014

Today the National Campaign for the Arts (NCA) launches a new campaign to safeguard and increase local authority investment in arts, museums and heritage. The NCA is bringing together new research, data analysis and a website where residents in England can find out how much local authorities plan to spend on culture in their area this year.

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Contest opens for £6m overhaul of Chapter Arts Centre

9th April 2014

A high-profile competition has been launched for the £6 million redevelopment of Cardiff’s prestigious Chapter Arts Centre Competition organiser Chapter Capital Alliance is on the hunt for an ‘inspirational’ architect-led design team for the regeneration and expansion of the venue in Canton, west Cardiff.

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Vincent Regan leads project to convert Beverley chapel

9th April 2014

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Vincent Regan leads project to convert Beverley chapel
Published: 9th April 2014


Greenwich Borough Hall set for a major upgrade

8th April 2014

Application: 14/0354/F and 14/0355/L

Greenwich Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning and listed building applications for alterations and additions to The Borough Hall to create a multi-purpose performing arts centre. This proposal seeks to extend and upgrade the building by improving access and circulation and creating four separate performance areas. The Main Hall will be altered to provide a multipurpose theatre with 450 seats and the Minor Hall adapted into a 200-seat studio theatre. A new 100-seat studio theatre will be created in the underutilised basement and an additional storey will house the relocated dance studios. A scenery lift will be installed to improve the get-in and get-out, and additional office space will be created in the stage house.

The Trust supported the applications. Read the Trust’s response

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


MPs launch inquiry after research questions ineffective Government planning targets

8th April 2014

On Friday 4 April the Communities and Local Government Committee launched an inquiry into the operation of the National Planning Policy Framework. The inquiry follows research findings, published by the Committee today, that some local planning authorities may be meeting the Government’s planning performance targets despite being ineffective and displaying poor practice. The research also suggests that, although the NPPF has been broadly welcomed, a focus on good practice in local planning authorities is required if its potential is to be realised.

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