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In the hot seat: playing it cool at the theatre

11th August 2013

When temperatures go up, audiences either melt or sit shivering in chilly auditoriums. Just how do you handle the heat? blogs Lyn Gardner


Blog: Why we need to invest in theatre, not just buildings

11th August 2013

A new report says small London theatres face tough times. It has good ideas, but doesn’t go far enough in looking to the future blogs Lyn Gardner for The Guardian Culture blog.


Glasgow Citizens Theatre plans for next century as council grants long-term lease in Gorbals

11th August 2013

Citizens Theatre in Glasgow is to be offered a new 99-year lease for its famous location in The Gorbals to help secure its future for drama lovers. The Citizens, one of Scotland’s oldest theatres, which is planning its biggest revamp since it opened in 1878 as the Royal Princess’s Theatre, received the boost from the city council.

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Glasgow Citizens theatre to let fans buy piece of history

11th August 2013

Theatre audiences often go home with a new ­experience, but fans of one of Scotland’s most famous theatre, the Citizens in ­Glasgow, will soon be able to go home with a part of the building itself.

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Calderstones Mansion House Garden Theatre ready for re-opening

11th August 2013

Half the tickets have already been sold for the reopening of Liverpool’s most famous outdoor theatre, Calderstones Mansion House Garden Theatre, which has been defunct for 30 years. Thanks to the Reader Organisation it reopens next week with Shakespeare’s King Lear, staged by London’s Globe Theatre company.

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Curtain poised to rise on £250m Theatreland sale

11th August 2013

The owner of prominent West End venues is to be put up for sale within months amid strong trading in Theatreland, Sky News learns.

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Nottingham Playhouse gets £1m Arts Council funding

9th August 2013

The Nottingham Playhouse, which marks its 50th anniversary this year has been handed £1m in arts funding to help it become more energy efficient, the money would be spent on solar panels and new light fittings.

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Arts face £124m extra local funding cuts

9th August 2013

DCLG has just published the budgeted expenditure for local authorities in 2013/14. The figures reveal that while the overall spend by local authorities will actually increase slightly from 2012/13 to 2013/14 – from £98.4 billion to £102.2 billion – spending on culture will fall. In fact, its cut of 4.2% – from £2.9 billion to £2.8 billion – is the largest percentage cut to any sector at local government level.

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West Midlands fights for its arts as more cuts are announced

9th August 2013

Birmingham’s ten MPs are now set to have an urgent meeting with the chairman of the Arts Council, the body which funds theatres, orchestras and dance companies, after Ministers announced its grant would cut by another five per cent – on top of a 30 per cent cut imposed since 2010.

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The Public arts centre in West Bromwich to close

9th August 2013

Sandwell Council says it cannot continue subsidising the £30,000-a-week cost of running the attraction, which cost £67m and opened in June 2008.

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