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Society of London Theatre reports record Box Office attendances and revenue for 2013

29th January 2014

The Society of London Theatre’s 2013 Box Office figures, published today (29 January 2014), show record ticket revenue and attendances. Overall attendances increased 4% to 14,587,276 and gross sales of £585,506,455 were up 11% compared to 2012, generating VAT receipts for the Treasury of £97,584,409.

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Earls Court redevelopment one step closer

29th January 2014

Application: 2013/05200/RES

Hammersmith and Fulham Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application for the development of part of the Earls Court/ West Kensington urban renewal site for mixed use residential and commercial development and associated public domain works. The application did not relate to development parcels where community or cultural uses are proposed and therefore was outside the Trust’s remit . Read the Trust’s response

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


Press release: Fourth round of small grants announced by The Theatres Trust

29th January 2014

The Theatres Trust is pleased to announce its fourth round of small capital grants to theatres across the nation. Awards are made to five community theatres for projects that will make important capital improvements, including one of the rarest surviving music halls, Hoxton Hall, and the community-owned and volunteer-run Beccles Public Hall & Theatre.

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Aberdeen music hall to get major upgrade thanks to capital grant

28th January 2014

Read more at The Stage
Aberdeen music hall to get major upgrade thanks to capital grant
Published: 28 January 2014


Capital funding announced for 12 Scottish arts and culture organisations

28th January 2014

Creative Scotland is pleased to announce today £9.4m of funding, set aside for 12 arts and culture organisations across Scotland, through the Large Capital Programme.

The recipients of these significant awards, ranging from £0.1m to £1.5m are Aberdeen Music Hall and Woodend Barn in Aberdeenshire; Hospitalfield near Arbroath; the Artist Centre at Cove Park, Dunoon Burgh Hall and NVA’s project at St. Peter’s Seminary in Argyll & Bute; the Fruitmarket and Collective Galleries in Edinburgh; the Citizens Theatre, Tramway, Glasgow Film Theatre, Woodlands Community project and Wasps Artists’ Studios Creation Centre at the Briggait in Glasgow.

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Hinckley residents plan to save 1920s theatre

27th January 2014

Read more at BBC News Leicester
Hinckley residents plan to save 1920s theatre
Published: 27 February 2014


Behind the scenes of Shrewsbury's Music Hall

27th January 2014

The much-loved theatre complex in the heart of Shrewsbury has been dramatically transformed into a £10.5 million museum and art gallery, which will open a new chapter in the history of the centuries-old site. We’ve been given a sneak preview of the new-look building which has remained virtually out of public view for more than five years. And the results are stunning. Gone are the dark carpets, blacked-out windows and deep red walls of its theatre heyday. Instead, the labyrinth of corridors and the vast auditorium of the Music Hall have been opened up to allow natural light to flood in.

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Creative Scotland publishes draft 10-year plan

27th January 2014

Read more at The Stage
Creative Scotland publishes draft 10-year plan
Published: 27 January 2014


Lord Nelson fighters set sights on bar and theatre

26th January 2014

Read more at Lincolnshire Echo
Lord Nelson fighters set sights on bar and theatre
Published: 26 January 2014


Parliament should regularly probe ACE spending decisions says chair of culture select committee

24th January 2014

Read more at The Stage
Parliament should regularly probe ACE spending decisions says chair of culture select committee
Published: 24 January 2014


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