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Plymouth's Palace Theatre now one of the most "at risk" theatre buildings in country

17th September 2015

Mhora Samuel, Director of The Theatres Trust has been quoted in The Plymouth Herald

The Palace theatre is now one of the most “at risk” buildings in the country, says a charity which monitors the nation’s theatres.

Mhora Samuel, director of The Theatres Trust, said: “Financial investment in theatres at risk by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and other sources of regeneration funding, has shown that theatres such as Wilton’s Music Hall in East London [which recently reopened] and Alexandra Palace [also in London] can come back to life.
“Imagine how areas around the Winter Gardens in Morecambe, Dudley Hippodrome, Swansea Palace, Brighton Hippodrome and other theatres on our Theatre Buildings at Risk Register 2015 could be re-animated if those theatres were to be fully reopened.
“Whilst these buildings sit empty and underused all they represent is an untapped opportunity.”

Plymouth’s Palace Theatre now one of the most “at risk” theatre buildings in country, say charity
Published 17 September 2015


After 21 years, the show is still going on at Huddersfield’s Lawrence Batley Theatre

17th September 2015

Read the story at Huddersfield Examiner
The curtain went up 21 years ago and the show is still going on
Published 17 September 2015


Theatre Buildings at Risk Register 2015 “An untapped opportunity”

17th September 2015

“Thirty-one theatres are at risk in the UK today.” says The Theatres Trust, launching its Theatre Buildings at Risk Register 2015.

The Theatres Trust is announcing its 2015 Register at the newly reopened Wilton’s Music Hall in east London on the 17 September. This Grade II* theatre, which was once on the Theatre Buildings at Risk Register, has now been beautifully restored.

More than half the theatres on the Register are located in the north of England, and Wales, and lie unused and in a poor state of repair – despite growing recognition that theatres and culture can make a significant contribution to growth in the region as part of the Northern Powerhouse.

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£2.26m bid to take the Bristol Old Vic into new era

16th September 2015

Read the story at Western Daily Press
£2.26m bid to take the Bristol Old Vic into new era
Published 16 September 2015


Restoration works to continue at the Apollo Victoria Theatre

16th September 2015

Application: 15/073947/LBC

The Trust responded to the above listed building application for internal alterations to the cattle runs at the Apollo Victoria Theatre to create additional WC facilities and new bars, and to replace the seating and carpets in the stalls and circle with replicas of the original fittings. The Theatres Trust supports the application.

Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning documents online, please click here


Northampton's Errol Flynn Filmhouse to expand

16th September 2015

Application: N/2015/0780

The Trust responded to the above application for the construction of a new cinema at the Errol Flynn Filmhouse adjacent to the Royal and Derngate Theatres. The Theatres Trust supports the application.

Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning documents online, please click here


Funding for UK's oldest theatre: Bristol's Old Vic

16th September 2015

Read the story at Insider Media Limited
Funding for UK’s oldest theatre
Published 16 September 2015


The H word: ‘heritage’ revisited

15th September 2015

The H word: ‘heritage’ revisited
Wednesday 4 November 2015
6:00-9:30pm
The Adelphi Suite, The Waldorf Hilton, Aldwych, London, WC2B 4DD

The Heritage Alliance will be hosting their heritage debate, The H Word: ‘heritage’ revisited on Wednesday 4th November in Central London.

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London's Wilton's Music Hall: The good old days made good

15th September 2015

Read the story at RIBAJ
The good old days made good
Published 15 September 2015


Bristol Old Vic given £220k lottery funding for development research

15th September 2015

Read the story at BBC News
Bristol Old Vic given £220k lottery funding for development research
Published 15 September 2015


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