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Lease-deal will see the Citz take centre stage in Glasgow

24th June 2013

The Citizens Theatre will be granted a 99-year lease of its Gorbals premises in a bid to attract funding. The theatre is owned by the city council, which will be asked to agree the long-term arrangement at a meeting this week.

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Couple who built a theatre in their Cardiff home thought Queen's honours 'a hoax'

24th June 2013

Hywel and Gwyneth Jeffreys were both awarded the British Empire Medal for charitable services in Cardiff. They spent £500k converting their conservatory into a professional theatre in order to raise thousands of pounds for charity.

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Whiteladies Picture House campaign halfway to funding target

23rd June 2013

A campaign group that wants to reopen a derelict cinema is over halfway to raising the funds it needs for surveys and concept designs

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Welcome investment in Glasgow Citizens Theatre

22nd June 2013

The beloved Citz has been on its present site on Gorbals Road since 1945, though the building dates back to 1878. Seven decades ago it was surrounded by dense rows of grim tenements, black with industrial pollution. It survived the transformation of the area into brutal high-rise flats and survives still as the Laurieston area of the Gorbals around it is reborn a second time as a smart mixed housing development.

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Royal Hippodrome Eastbourne- good news

22nd June 2013

MP Stephen Lloyd officially opened the refurbished box office and new tourist information centre at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre in Seaside Road on Monday 6 May. The theatre this year celebrates its 130th anniversary and the relocation of the Eastbourne Hospitality Association (EHA) and opening of a tourist facility at the theatre gives the venue multi use to help secure its longevity.

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ATG launches theatre technicians apprenticeship scheme

21st June 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. The one-year scheme, which is in partnership with North Hertfordshire College and lighting hire company White Light, is part of a wider initiative being run by the Association of British Theatre Technicians.

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Theatre exhibition takes up residency in Newcastle's Theatre Royal

21st June 2013

A theatre history exhibition featuring a model of medieval Tyneside is going on display in the North. The Story of the Theatre is a permanent exhibition taking up residency in Newcastle’s Theatre Royal. The display will occupy the gallery foyer of the Grade I listed Victorian-building that was restored in 2011 at a cost of £5.1m.

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Liverpool Everyman topping out ceremony

21st June 2013

It was hard-hats all round when the construction of the new Everyman Theatre reached a milestone.Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson joined theatre chiefs, funders, builders Gilbert Ash and architects Haworth Tompkins to celebrate the topping Out of the Hope Street building.

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Weymouth Pavilion theatre venue to reopen

21st June 2013

Councillors approved a bid which will see Weymouth Pavilion Community Interest Group take over the running of the venue. The theatre closed last month after Weymouth and Portland Borough Council ruled it had become too expensive to maintain. It is expected to host its first show on 19 July.

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Weymouth Pavilion theatre venue to reopen

21st June 2013

A Dorset seaside theatre, which was under threat of demolition, will reopen next month.

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