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Plans for new 500 seat Sadler's Wells theatre announced

6th November 2013

London’s world famous Sadler’s Wells dance centre has announced plans to create a new 500-seat theatre in the capital. An architect has yet to be appointed to the high-profile new venue and no location has been confirmed. The project featured in a 10-year plan for the Islington-based dance centre’s expansion announced today (6 November.) Rebuilt by RHWL and Nicholas Hare in 1998, the Sadler’s Wells complex on Roseberry Avenue currently hosts a 1,560-seat auditorium and the 260 person-capacity Lilian Baylis studio. The organisation also manages the 1,000-seat Peacock Theatre in Aldwych.

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National Theatre's 50th: Inside the Olivier's Drum Revolve

4th November 2013

Nina Caplan of the Telegraph visits the Olivier Theatre’s drum revolve, ‘an extraordinary, five-storey, computer-operated double lift contraption that enables the stage to be lowered through the floor and spun around’. With video.

Link to Telegraph article and Video


Schroders and Stanhope have demolished the former Croydon Warehouse

1st November 2013

The demolition, completed 30 October, comes after the duo earlier this year exercised a break clause to take back possession of the Warehouse Theatre building. The duo gained outline planning in July of last year for a Fosters & Partners masterplanned 2m sq ft development on nine acres adjacent to East Croydon Station. The scheme comprises 1m sq ft of offices and 550 homes.

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Greater flexibilities for change of use

1st November 2013

Policy Consultation

Greater flexibilities for change of use – Consultation

The Theatres Trust has provided feedback to DCLG on the above consultation. Read the Trust’s response Annex. To view the consultation, please click here


Feedback on draft National planning practice guidance

1st November 2013

Policy Consultation

The Theatres Trust has provided feedback on the content within the National Planning Practice Guidance (NPPG) for ‘Beta’ phase testing Read the Trust’s response. To view the website, please click here


Ambassador Theatre Group confirms sale to Providence Equity

1st November 2013

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Ambassador Theatre Group confirms sale to Providence Equity
Published: 1 November 2013


The final curtain at Cumbria Civic Hall

31st October 2013

Whitehaven Civic Hall shuts its doors today (Thursday) – but hopes remain high that the closure will not be permanent.

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Call for memories on Strand Lighting

31st October 2013

John Wright is putting together a book provisionally titled “The Rise and Fall of Strand Lighting” to help celebrate Strand’s 100 birthday next year. He would like to receive stories from anyone who has worked for or with Strand in the UK or overseas who would like to share their memories. Any and all photographs gratefully received!

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New Crouch End venue, Arthouse, to open

31st October 2013

ARTHOUSE, Crouch End’s unique new cultural venue is set to open at the end of 2013. A team of local architects is designing multi-faceted spaces, beautifully styled with retro interiors, a throwback to vintage Hollywood.

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New figures reveal the true extent of the London/regions divide

31st October 2013

An ongoing funding bias towards London is denying huge proportions of England’s population fair access to the arts, according to a new independent report by three senior arts figures.

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