The Theatres Trust

Greenwich Borough Hall set for a major upgrade

8th April 2014

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

Westminster City 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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Retrospective approval sought for development near Strand's Vaudeville

8th April 2014

Application: 14/01459/FULL

Westminster City Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above retrospective planning application for the retention of air handling units at roof level of the property at 12 Maiden Lane adjoining the Vaudeville Theatre.

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

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


Making an entrance at the Novello

8th April 2014

Application: 13/12791/FULL and 13/12792/LBC

Westminster City Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning and listed building applications for re-lighting the external entrance canopy of the Novello Theatre.

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.


Creative Scotland allocates £3.1m to youth arts

7th April 2014

Creative Scotland has announced the creation of nine regional hubs that will be the cornerstone of its Time to Shine youth arts strategy, an initiative that has been allocated £5 million over two years.

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Lyn Gardner: Apollo theatre reopening: the West End must be fit for purpose

7th April 2014

When John Tiffany’s production of Let the Right One In opens at the Apollo theatre in the West End tonight, the rigorous safety checks will ensure it’s the show, and not the ceiling, that is bringing the house down.

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Catherine Love: Is crowdfunding really the future?

7th April 2014

Thanks to ever-improving digital technology, raising money through crowdfunding is now easier than ever – and more and more theatre projects are taking advantage of it. Just last week, the producers of the West End transfer of The Pajama Game told WhatsOnStage about their crowdfunding experience , which seems to be proving successful. But is crowdfunding really, as they claim, the future for theatre fundraising?

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'Irretrievable mistake' over Hitchin Town Hall project

7th April 2014

There is an ongoing dispute after a brick wall was built halving the stage space in Hitchin Town Hall. Further reaction to a dispute over the renovation of Hitchin Town Hall featured heavily in last week’s The Comet letters.

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Wakefield Civic Society campaign to give community arts buildings extra protection

7th April 2014

Localism Alliance conference hears announcement of campaign to give greater community recognition to The Theatre Royal Wakefield and Unity Hall, Wakefield

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Brewery Theatre, Bristol for sale

7th April 2014

If you have a spare £640,000, you can now buy the Brewery Theatre on North Street. Bristol mayor George Ferguson is the current lease holder on the building. Ferguson owns the Bristol Beer Factory brewery behind the building, which has publicly stated its expansion plans – hoping to sell the Grain Barge in order to fund larger premises.

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