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Darlington Arts Centre could close among budget cuts whilst Civic stays

16th November 2011

Darlington Council plans to make 155 redundancies, shut the town’s Arts Centre and remove bus subsidies. The council has set out proposals to reduce spending by £10.8m. An initial proposal to shut the town’s Civic Theatre has now been scrapped but it will instead receive a much-reduced council subsidy.

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Burton's Repton School 400 Hall Theatre reopens after £3.3m revamp

16th November 2011

A Derbyshire theatre is to reopen following a £3.3m renovation of its facilities. The 400 Hall at Repton School, near Burton, now has adjustable seating and a new stage. The revamp also includes a new extended foyer area with a prism to allow natural light in to the building.

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Shentons View: Will the Olympics mean curtains for the West End?

15th November 2011

A story last week on financial website ThisIsMoney.co.uk reported that the Really Useful Group are considering shutting down some of its West End shows during the Olympics next year. “It’s being discussed, although nothing has yet been confirmed”. a RUG spokesman tells the site blogs Mark Shenton for The Stage..

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Byre Theatre to stay centre stage with new Fife cultural trust

15th November 2011

Following the recommendation by the local authority’s housing and communities committee to create a new cultural trust for Fife to run its libraries, museums, theatres and archives, the Byre Theatre board has pledged to work with the council and fellow cultural partners to ensure a sustainable long term future for cultural services in the region.

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Curtain finally comes down on Hull Truck theatre’s former home

15th November 2011

After welcoming countless theatre-goers and hosting thousands of performances, the curtain has finally fallen at the former home of Hull Truck Theatre. Contractors have started demolition work at the site in Spring Street which was home to Hull Truck for more than 25 years.

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Ilford's Kenneth More chairman and campaigners vow to fight for theatre

15th November 2011

The chairman and supporters of a theatre have vowed to fight for its future after it emerged Redbridge Council is considering closing the venue. It was revealed last month that top level town hall discussions had taken place over the possible closure of Kenneth More Theatre (KMT) in Oakfield Road, Ilford. The proposal involves redirecting £1.2 million to Sir James Hawkey Hall in Broomhill Road, Woodford Green, to make it the borough’s centre for amateur dramatics.

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Royal Opera House launches iPhone game

15th November 2011

Opera and ballet fans will have the chance to experience the life of a stage manager in a new Royal Opera House computer game. The venue has collaborated with game developer Hide and Seek on the app, The Show Must Go On, which is available from Apple’s app store from today.

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The London Theatre to be granted theatre use

15th November 2011

Planning Application: DC/11/78392

London Borough of Lewisham has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application for the change of use of The London Theatre Ltd from Sports and Leisure (D2) to Theatre (Sui Generis) with a capacity of 36.

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

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


Premises adjacent to the London Palladium to be converted for residential use

15th November 2011

Planning Application: 11/06868/FULL

Westminster City Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application on the use of the first to third floors of 22 Great Marlborough Street, adjacent to the London Palladium, as residential accommodation (Use Class C3) comprising 3×2 bedroom flats.

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

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


The Audley Public House to be altered internally and externally

15th November 2011

Planning Application: 11/09289/FULL

The Theatres Trust has been made aware of the above planning application for external alterations to balustrades, removal of railings, new awnings, doors at first floor level, full internal refurbishment, new flooring finishes and the part removal of the bar of The Audley Public House which was designed by the eminent theatre architect Thomas Verity.

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

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


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