The Theatres Trust

Charity nights to help save historic Empire Theatre

9th June 2016

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Charity nights to help save historic Empire Theatre

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Published 9 June 2016

Lifeline for Dudley Hippodrome

7th June 2016

The Theatres Trust is delighted by the news that Dudley Hippodrome, a building on our Theatre Buildings at Risk Register, has been given a lifeline, averting the recent threat of demolition.

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Sharing Heritage: Theatres Trust receives £5,200 Heritage Lottery Fund grant to open up its architectural archive

6th June 2016

The Theatres Trust has received a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Sharing Heritage grant for its Open up! Cataloguing our Regional Theatres Architectural Archive project, it was announced today.

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Thanet District Council is looking for operators for the Theatre Royal Margate

2nd June 2016

Thanet District Council is seeking an operator with far-reaching ambition and the ability to invest in the future of the Theatre Royal. Thanet District Council is offering a long lease or freehold interest in the theatre, and adjacent buildings at 16a and 19 Hawley Square, to an organisation which is committed to protecting their intrinsic historical and cultural significance and ensuring the continued operation of the theatre.

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Thanet District Council is looking for new operators for the Theatre Royal Margate

Event: Tipping Point: Doing Nothing is Not an Option
16-19 June

1st June 2016

Doing Nothing is Not an Option – June 17-19 2016 A major event in partnership with Warwick Arts Centre and Julies Bicycle

This event is intended for everyone concerned with climate change and the role performing arts has in exploring it and its ramifications. It will energise, re-energise and inspire; our aim is that all will leave with a clear sense of direction and purpose, and not a few with concrete ideas or commissions and collaboration that will have the active involvement of producing partners.

Find out more about Tipping Point 2016

The Golden Thrones: the best and worst loos in theatreland

1st June 2016

Super bowls or cramped cubicles? Journalist Kate Maltby canvasses critics and audiences to flush out the fanciest and foulest theatrical thunderboxes for The Times

Scottish Independent review of planning - report published

1st June 2016

In September 2015, an independent panel was appointed by Scottish Ministers to review the Scottish planning system. The panel were tasked with bringing together ideas to achieve a quicker, more accessible and efficient planning process.

The report of the panel, Empowering Planning to Deliver Great Places , and a statement from the panel were published on 31 May 2016.

The Scottish Government is now considering the recommendations put forward by the panel and will publish its response in due course.

Source: Scottish Government

Hogwart's banners to decorate the Palace Theatre

1st June 2016

Application: 16/04049/LBC

The Theatres Trust supported the above listed building application for installation of four high level banners at the West End’s Palace Theatre in relation to the new Harry Potter Production.

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To view the planning documents online, please click here

Portobello's George Cinema threatened with demolition

1st June 2016

Application: 16/02052/FUL and 16/02052/LBC

The Theatres Trust objected to the above planning and listed building application to demolish the former George Cinema in Portobello, Edinburgh, for construction of a residential flat building.

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To view the planning documents online, please click here

Planning application for Hackney Wick Central includes replacement theatre space for The Yard

31st May 2016

Application: 16/00166/OUT

The Theatres Trust commented on the above outline planning application for redevelopment of the area known as Hackney Wick Central and includes provision of a replacement theatre for The Yard.

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To view the planning documents online, please click here

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