The Theatres Trust

Lottery funding landscape laid bare

25th April 2014

The distribution of Lottery funding for the arts is a closed system, operating for the benefit of a small number of arts organisations but to the detriment of wider society and the economy, according to a new report by the authors who recently revealed England’s regional arts funding imbalance.

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Opening Address at Community Theatres delivered by The PLACE Report co-author, Peter Stark

25th April 2014

Hear Peter Stark OBE, co-author The PLACE Report deliver the Opening Address at The Theatres Trust’s Conference 14: Community Theatres.

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Plea issued to support the arts in Darlington as Cafe Create gets set to close

24th April 2014

Read more at The Northern Echo
Plea issued to support the arts in Darlington as Cafe Create gets set to close
Published: 24th April 2014


The arts are just as important as other subjects – and Gove knows it

24th April 2014

Read more at The Guardian
The arts are just as important as other subjects – and Gove knows it
Published: 9th April 2014


Birmingham Rep to host European culture festival

23rd April 2014

Birmingham Repertory Theatre will be the home of this year’s Be Festival, which celebrates European culture, after the event was forced to relocate from the factory it previously occupied. The festival, which was founded five years ago, used to take place in an empty factory in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham. However, since its owners began manufacturing again, the event required a new site for the forthcoming programme of events.

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Greenwich Theatre staff 'delighted' at 12 months council funding

23rd April 2014

Read more at This is Local London
Greenwich Theatre staff ‘delighted’ at 12 months council funding
Published: 23rd April 2014


Youth hostel to be built in Cirencester theatre building

23rd April 2014

Read more at Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard
Youth hostel to be built in Cirencester theatre building
Published: 23rd April 2014


Laurence Olivier statue could be moved from South Bank river walk

23rd April 2014

The National Theatre has applied for permission to relocate the statue of Sir Laurence Olivier from the South Bank riverside walkway to one of the raised terraces of the theatre building.

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Hull Truck theatre gets £400,000 bail-out

23rd April 2014

Read more at BBC News
Hull Truck theatre gets £400,000 bail-out
Published: 23rd April 2014


Blog: What makes a Community Theatre?

22nd April 2014

It’s a very important question as new Community Rights give people more of a say on running their local communities, and engagement by and with those communities is essential if theatres are to remain at the heart of local communities. Increasingly local groups are also becoming providers of theatres and spaces for theatre in their localities, towns and villages.

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