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Theatres Trust Director rides again for First Night Riders 2013

20th June 2013

The First Night Riders 2013 are on the road again raising funds for The Theatrical Guild – and once again the Trust’s Director, Mhora Samuel is taking part and you can sponsor her!

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Llandudno Grand could be saved as community theatre

20th June 2013

A trust set up to preserve a Llandudno’s historic buildings wants to see a former nightclub and Grand theatre restored it to its former use as a theatre. The Llandudno Seaside Buildings Preservation Trust is investigating ways of acquiring the premises, which until last week housed the Broadway Boulevard nightspot.

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Local leaders network Head to head: should councils cut arts funding?

20th June 2013

Local authorities seem to be split on whether arts budgets should be reduced or added to in a time of austerity. Newcastle city council announced 50% cuts to the arts in March, and some councils have opted for a 100% reduction in funding. What are your thoughts on this contentious subject? The Guardian’s Public Service Reform Hub, from the Local Leaders Network ask two local government experts to discuss whether we need to think twice about cuts to the arts


Parliamentary arts debate: is this bland point-scoring as good as it gets?

20th June 2013

A few bright moments aside, it was several hours of mechanical soundbites – and pretty short on evidence of any listening blogs Charlotte Higgins for The Guardian Culture Blog.


Wilton’s Music Hall awarded £1.8m HLF grant to secure its future

20th June 2013

Wilton’s Music Hall in east London has been given a grant of £1.85 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund, which marks the final step in its fundraising campaign to preserve the venue.

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New Theatre proposed for Arch 17, Miles Street, Vauxhall

20th June 2013

Application: 13/02321/FUL

The London Borough of Lambeth has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application to change the use of Arch 17, Miles Street, in Vauxhall, from a light industrial use to a theatre. The applicants plan to use the space as an 80-seat fringe theatre, including a bar for its patrons.

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.


Proposed partial demolition and redevelopment of Aberdeen's former Capitol Super Cinema

20th June 2013

Listed Building Application: 130615 and 130616

Aberdeen City Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application to partially demolish and redevelop the former Capitol Super Cinema on Union Street in Aberdeen. The proposal will retain and restore the historic Union Street facade, the lobby and first floor tea room, however, the rear of the building, including the auditorium, will be demolished and replaced with a modern eleven floor office block.

The Theatres Trust objected to the application. Read the Trust’s response

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


Alterations and additions to Plymouth's Theatre Royal

20th June 2013

Application: 13/00532/FUL

Plymouth City Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application to refurbish and extend the Theatre Royal’s lobby and entrance, upgrade the external public spaces; create a new space for creative learning; and improve the energy efficiency of the building.

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.


Alterations to the former Priory Cinema, Kingston upon Hull

20th June 2013

Application: 00016436P

Hull City Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application to renovate and alter the former Priory Cinema at 955-965 Spring Bank West, Kingston upon Hull, to create two ground floor shops and additional parking space.

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

To view the planning application online, please visit www.hullcc.gov.uk/planning and enter the application number, then click search.


A Few Plan B’s For Stockton’s Globe Theatre Project

20th June 2013

Sat unused since the 90s, The Globe Theatre in Stockton is awaiting a decision on whether or not it will receive Heritage Lottery funding for its multi-million pound renovation – a decision which is expected in September, according to Stockton Council.

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