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Community projects given £300k from Northumbrian Water

25th April 2017

An iconic part of a North-East theatre will be brought into public use for the very first time thanks to a cash injection from Northumbrian Water.As part of the regeneration of Darlington Civic Theatre, which is due to reopen later this year as Darlington Hippodrome, the theatre’s water tower will be converted into a new function room and public area – read the full story at: Darlington and Stockton Times

Community projects given £300k from Northumbrian Water

Published 25 April 2017


What to expect at Fairfield Halls from the company Croydon Council wants to run it

25th April 2017

The boss of the company Croydon Council wants to run Fairfield Halls has welcomed the challenge of running the revamped venue adding that he was “proud” to be selected. BH Live was announced last week as the council’s preferred operator to manage the halls for up to 15 years, with as many as 200 staff – read the full story at: Croydon Advertiser

What to expect at Fairfield Halls from the company Croydon Council wants to run it

Published 25 April 2017


Revealed: milestone in Bristol Old Vic redevelopment

25th April 2017

Bristol Old Vic has reached a milestone in its ongoing redevelopment project. Captured by time-lapse photography over the last few months, the old 1970s section of the building has finally been demolished, making space for Bristol Old Vic’s new entrance to begin construction – read the full story at: Bristol 24/7

Revealed: milestone in Bristol Old Vic redevelopment

Published 25 April 2017


Liverpool Playhouse to undergo £550k facelift

24th April 2017

The Liverpool Playhouse is to close for repairs until September after a £550,000 investment from Liverpool City Council. During the closure asbestos will be removed from the venue, which opened in 1866. The stage will be given a new safety curtain, replacing the original believed to date from 1896 – read the full story at: The Stage

Liverpool Playhouse to undergo £550k facelift

Published 24 April 2017


The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Appoints six new Trustees to the Board of the Theatres Trust

24th April 2017

Read more at Gov.uk

The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Appoints six new Trustees to the Board of the Theatres Trust

Published 21 April 2017


Southampton Mayflower bids for ‘essential’ £3.9m refurb

24th April 2017

Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre has launched a campaign to raise £3.9 million for the refurbishment of its auditorium. To mark its 90th anniversary in 2018, the venue aims to start work on improving its grade II-listed space – read the full story at: The Stage

Southampton Mayflower bids for ‘essential’ £3.9m refurb

Published 24 April 2017


South-east London cultural hub to be created in £1bn Thamesmead revamp

24th April 2017

Housing association Peabody, which owns Thamesmead, has teamed up with arts education charity Bow Arts for the project. It is part of Peabody’s wider regeneration programme for the estate in the London boroughs of Bexley and Greenwich – read the full story at: The Stage

South-east London cultural hub to be created in £1bn Thamesmead revamp

Published 24 April 2017


Theatres Trust announce the appointment of six new Trustees to the Board

24th April 2017

Theatres Trust, the national advisory public body for theatres, is pleased to announce that the Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport has appointed six new Trustees to the Theatres Trust Board.

New Trustees include: Pam Bone, Paul Cartwright, David Ian, Gary Kemp, Richard Johnston and Simon Ricketts.

Tim Eyles, Chair of Theatres Trust says: “Our new Trustees are as passionate as we are about great live theatre and with a diverse range of backgrounds including theatre ownership, theatre production, the performing arts, planning law, private equity and arts fundraising, they are ideally placed as advocates for the Trust. I look forward to working with them alongside the rest of our Board to strengthen the voice of the Trust in helping Britain’s theatres prosper for the future.”

All Trustees will be on the board of Theatres Trust for a term of 3 years from 1 July 2017.

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The play's the thing: developers appeal to culture vultures by building theatres right next door to home

24th April 2017

There are many reasons for buying a home: location, size and lifestyle all spring to mind. But equally important, though more elusive, is a sense of community. For Sarah and Justin Savage, who work in the theatre industry, that comes from a vibrant arts scene with pop-in-for-tea neighbours and a friendly local. “We are used to having a community and chatting to our neighbours, and want to carry on doing that,” says Sarah. “As well as being close to a good theatre.” – read the full story at: The Telegraph

The play’s the thing: developers appeal to culture vultures by building theatres right next door to home

Published 24 April 2017


New 550 seat theatre proposed as part of Oldham's Cultural Quarter

21st April 2017

Application: PA/339957/17 and LB/339956/17

The Theatres Trust supported the above planning and listed building applications for the construction of a new replacement theatre building (sui generis) with ancillary bar and office uses, and public realm works adjacent to the Grade II Listed former Oldham Library Building.

Read the Trust’s response

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


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