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Hackney Empire named Most Welcoming London theatre

1st October 2015

Read the story at Official London Theatre
Hackney named Most Welcoming London theatre
Published 1 October 2015


Five Welsh neglected theatres 'at risk'

30th September 2015

Mhora Samuel, Director of The Theatres Trust, has been quoted in BBC News.

Five of Wales’ neglected theatres need urgent help and have been placed on an “at risk” register, a conservation group has said.

Mhora Samuel, Director of The Theatres Trust, said investment in other at-risk theatres had shown they could be brought back to life and help “re-animate” local cultural life.
“Whilst these buildings sit empty and underused all they represent is an untapped opportunity,” she added.

Five Welsh neglected theatres ‘at risk’
Published 30 September 2015


Ovalhouse submits planning application from new Brixton home

30th September 2015

Application: 15/05282/FUL

The Trust responded to the above planning application for the demolition of the existing buildings at Somerleyton Road and Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, and construction of a mixed use development, including a new theatre (Sui Generis) to provide new premises for Ovalhouse Theatre. The Theatres Trust supports the application.

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To view the planning documents online, please click here


Eastbourne's Devonshire Park theatres to be refurbished and upgraded

30th September 2015

Application: 150903 & 150904LB

The Trust responded to the above planning application and listed building applications for refurbishment, alterations and additions to the Devonshire Park Theatre, Winter Garden, and Congress Theatre, and construction of a new conference centre in Eastbourne. The Theatres Trust supports the applications.

Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning documents online, please click here


Theatres Trust announces TheatreStage line-up for PLASA 2015

30th September 2015

Fifteen special theatre industry events take place on The Theatres Trust’s TheatreStage at PLASA Show 2015 from Sunday 4 to Tuesday 6 October at ExCel London.

Our TheatreStage plays host to key organisations and associations in the theatre sector announcing their latest activities, making presentations and giving awards, including the Association of Lighting Designer’s Michael Northen Award on Monday 5 October at 1.30pm.

The programme includes 15 presentations over three days from the Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT), Association of Lighting Designers (ALD), Backstage Heritage Collection, Behind the Scenes UK, Production Managers’ Forum, Society of Theatre Consultants, The Theatrical Guild, and ourselves, The Theatres Trust, the National Advisory Public Body for Theatres.

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My View, Margaret Herbert: We have a lot of friends, Prime Minister

30th September 2015

The Theatres Trust has been mentioned in Doncaster Free Press.

Margaret Herbert gives her opinion regarding The Prime Minister’s remarks about Yorkshire people ‘hating each other, even if it was a joke’.

Amongst other Friends groups in the local area, she mentions that “The Friends of the Doncaster Grand Theatre and Grand Theatre Trust are working with Theatres Trust in London,the Matcham Society, and Architectural Heritage, and have the support of many famous names, including that of Sir David Jason, who is well-known and loved in our town.”

My View, Margaret Herbert: We have a lot of friends, Prime Minister
Published 30 September 2015


'Neither bold nor modern': Mixed reception to £8.7m Hull New Theatre facelift plans

30th September 2015

Read the story at Hull Daily Mail
‘Neither bold nor modern’: Mixed reception to £8.7m Hull New Theatre facelift plans
Published 30 September 2015


Plans submitted for major Brixton regeneration proposals

30th September 2015

Read the story at Hbdonline.co.uk
Plans submitted for major Brixton regeneration proposals
Published 30 September 2015


Publication of the Theatre Tax relief manual

30th September 2015

The Theatre Tax relief manual is now available.

For more information see Gov.uk
Published 30 September 2015


Live Theatre in Newcastle prepares for new cultural development

29th September 2015

The Theatres Trust has been mentioned in The Chronicle.

Nowadays Live is far more than the small but beautifully formed organisation first founded in 1973.

Besides setting up an online play-writing course and teaming up with leading Newcastle chef Terry Laybourne on The Broad Chare gastro-pub just down the road, it has transformed its adjacent old schoolhouse building into a home for creative businesses.
Live Works is its fourth major project and it will fill the long-neglected gap, next to the former Flynn’s bar overlooking the Tyne.

Opening a conference recently, Jim Beirne [the theatre’s chief executive] outlined this next exciting chapter in a wider context.
“If the culture of a place is successful, it’ll be fun and safe, students will come, universities will thrive, students will stay, SMEs will grow, and therefore so will the economy,” he told The Theatres Trust Conference.

Live Theatre in Newcastle to stage Lee Hall premiere as it prepares for new cultural development
Published 29 September 2015


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