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ITEAC 2014 First Keynote Speaker and Programme Features Announced

1st April 2014

Tod Machover, “America’s most wired composer” (The Los Angeles Times) is today announced as the opening Keynote Speaker of the International Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference 2014, kicking-off the three-day event in London on Sunday 8 June.

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Theatre Royal Winchester celebrating 100 years with fundraising ball

1st April 2014

Read more at Hampshire Chronicle
Theatre Royal Winchester celebrating 100 years with fundraising ball
Published: 1st April 2014


Burnley's Mechanics Theatre to be managed by trust

1st April 2014

Read more at The Citizen
Burnley’s Mechanics Theatre to be managed by trust
Published: 1st April 2014


£100,000 funding helps secure future of Cornish theatre

1st April 2014

A £100,000 grant has helped secure the future of a unique Cornish arts centre. For a quarter of a century, Sterts Theatre at Upton Cross, near Liskeard, has presented a highly-acclaimed mix of home-produced shows and visiting companies. In 2013, more than 15,000 people watched more than 250 performers in 40 different productions.

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Newcastle's Theatre Royal is leading the opposition to plans for new night clubs in the city's historic Grey Street

1st April 2014

Newcastle’s Theatre Royal is leading the opposition to plans for new night clubs in the city’s historic Grey Street. The theatre is asking customers and supporters to write to councillors asking them to oppose the proposals for the street, which is also home to the Grade II listed theatre. The council’s licensing committee is due to look at applications for two new night clubs opposite the Theatre Royal. These would have a combined capacity of 2,000 people and will be open up until 3am.

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New eco boilers installed at Bush Theatre

31st March 2014

There will be no more tantrums backstage from freezing actors after Bush Theatre installed a brand new boiler and heating system. A £250,000 grant from the Arts Council contributed to the greener heating system – which aims to slash the theatre’s energy bills by up to 30 per cent – and upgrades to the building’s kitchen, lighting and roof.

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Theatre Royal Newcastle hits out at plans for thousands more late night drinkers

31st March 2014

Thousands of theatre-goers have been asked to fight plans for two new late-night clubs in Newcastle. Theatre Royal chiefs say the plans for the bars risk turning the city’s historic Grey Street into another Bigg Market. In an email to supporters, they said staff already have to clean away vomit, urine and litter, and things will only get worse if the applications go ahead.

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Bury St Edmunds: Theatre Royal fundraisers are welcomed back after going on 78 mile walk

31st March 2014

Intrepid walkers stepping out for the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds, raising funds by taking part in a stage by stage trek from the Globe Theatre in London. The 78-mile walk was ?undertaken between Friday and Sunday to raise money for the Theatre Royal in Bury.

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Consultation will inform plans for theatre tax relief

28th March 2014

A Government consultation is seeking to formalise the details of a proposed corporation tax relief for theatre productions, announced in last week’s budget. The relief will support plays, musicals, opera, ballet and dance, at a rate of 25% for touring productions and 20% for other productions.

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Communities minister predicts increasing role for building control

28th March 2014

Minister for Communities Stephen Williams MP has stressed the increasingly important role of local authority building control, whilst recognising that public services are under immense financial pressures. Speaking to the 2014 LABC members’ conference in Nottingham on 25 March, he stated that building work must reach higher standards, and that building control had demonstrated it could ensure that these requirements are met while at the same time saving developers time and money.

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