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Leeds Grand Theatre receives a blue plaque

23rd July 2013

Leeds Grand Theatre has received a Blue Plaque from Leeds Civic Trust to honour its heritage. Local writer, director and producer, Kay Mellor, unveiled the plaque today (Tuesday 23rd July) in the Dress Circle Bar at the Theatre.

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Theatre group 'very angry' over register office sale in Guisborough

23rd July 2013

Campaigners have failed in an attempt to turn a Teesside register office into a community theatre.

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The best theatres beyond London's West End

23rd July 2013

While London‘s West End may be famous for its playhouses and musicals, some of this thriving theatre city’s most exciting productions take place not in big-name theatres, but in quirky non-traditional spaces. These alternative London theatres offer more than just a great evening out—they deliver a shot of nightlife that’s way off the tourist trail.

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Application to demolish Manchester's Odeon Cinema Building

23rd July 2013

Application: 102840/CC/2013/C2

Manchester City Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application to demolish the former Odeon Cinema building and replace it with a 14 storey commercial office building. The Trust has urged Council to consider the theatre building’s potential use as a cultural asset/theatre/community building and its significance within the conservation area.

The Theatres Trust did not support the application. Read the Trust’s response

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


Harold Pinter Theatre to increase the space available for upstage scenery

23rd July 2013

Application: 13/00807/BC3

The City of Westminster has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application for the Harold Pinter Theatre to install an additional fire rated door between the stage and the dressing room wing. The new door is essential for the efficient operation of the theatre, as the existing fire-resisting pass door constitutes a hindrance to the setting of the stage as no props or items of scenery may be allowed to block free access to the door which reduces the space available for upstage scenery.

The Theatres Trust supported the application. Read the Trust’s response

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


Upgrade proposed for the Westcliff-on-Sea Palace Theatre foyer.

23rd July 2013

Application: 13/00807/BC3

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application to upgrade and replace the Palace Theatre’s glass lantern, making the atrium water tight and improving ventilation in the foyer.

The Theatres Trust supported the application. Read the Trust’s response

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


Last-ditch attempt to save historic Dudley Hippodrome

22nd July 2013

Campaigners will hit the streets to whip up support in a last-ditch bid to save Dudley Hippodrome from the bulldozers with a demonstration this weekend.

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Theatre supporters battle council over Guisborough pub plans

22nd July 2013

Theatre group Earthbeat and its supporters are fighting council plans to sell the former register office at 88 Westgate in Guisborough to a large pub chain.

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Worksop: New signs for Acorn Theatre Notts

22nd July 2013

Tourist signs are set to be installed in Worksop directing people to the Acorn Theatre. Notts County Councillor Kevin Greaves worked with theatre bosses to get the nine signs installed.

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ATG launches theatre technicians apprenticeship scheme

22nd July 2013

The Ambassador Theatre Group has launched a new apprenticeship programme for technicians that will allow four participants to work at the company’s regional receiving venues.

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