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First Night Riders 2013 Raises Over £13,000 for The Theatrical Guild

4th July 2013

The First Night Riders 2013 are set to beat their previous annual fundraising targets as sponsors continue to donate after the event has come to a close.

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Chatham's former Theatre Royal to be revived as a restaurant and bar

4th July 2013

Application: MC/131336 & MC/13/1341

Medway Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application to change the use of the remaining section of the former Theatre Royal to allow restaurants, cafes and bars. The theatre’s auditorium was demolished a number of years ago and the remaining entrance building was in a poor state of disrepair. The application will return the building to a sustainable active use and help rejuvenate the high street.

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.


New glazed lobbies proposed for Hereford's The Courtyard Theatre

4th July 2013

Application: 131519/CD

Herefordshire Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application to construct two new glazed entrance lobbies to reduce drafts and improve the comfort and 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.


Nicholas Hytner attacks Southbank Centre redevelopment plans

4th July 2013

It is neighbours at war, but this time the controversial extension is no normal conservatory, but a glazed hall big enough for a symphony orchestra. Hytner says the operators of the Royal Festival Hall and Hayward Gallery are threatening to cast his theatres into shadow, wrecking cherished river views and, allowing commercial ambitions to trump respect for cultural heritage.

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Cardiff becomes the first UK city to host the four-yearly World Stage Design

4th July 2013

A fully-functioning theatre made entirely from locally-sourced re-usable or recyclable materials will go up in the grounds of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (RWCMD) in Cardiff this September as part of the first UK-hosted edition of World Stage Design (WSD2013).

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Skateboarders' campaign forces Southbank Centre planning delay

4th July 2013

The Southbank Centre in London has been forced by a group of skateboarders and BMX riders to delay its £120m redevelopment plan involving the construction of retail units on the site. The skaters collected about 50,000 signatures in protest and launched an application to have the area designated as a protected village green.

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Amateur theatre: is it time we moved the conversation on?

4th July 2013

I will start where Lyn Gardner finished in a recent blog on amateur theatre: “Professionals built the Titanic but amateurs built the Ark.” Amateurs, voluntary, community, participatory – four words that could potentially cause a revolution in another field, but in the arts world fall under the supposed might of one other: professional.

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We need a united plan for the Palace Theatre Plymouth

4th July 2013

I agree with the His Say article from Ken Headon The Herald, June 28, regarding the Palace Theatre. Like him I have long held the view that the nearby development at Millbay with luxury accommodation and marina etc will then spread to adjoining Union Street. The Palace Theatre could become a landmark in this regenerated area. The building contains so much of Plymouth’s cultural history.

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Wilton’s Music Hall saved by fundraising campaign

3rd July 2013

Wilton’s Music Hall in Wapping, Tower Hamlets, has secured an investment of £2.45 million in a successful initiative to save the building and keep its cultural spirit alive. The Grade II listed building is on the ‘at-risk’ register of English Heritage, but following a successful campaign to raise £1.1 million, the first phase of the renovation project has already been completed.

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National boss Sir Nicholas Hytner opposes £120m plan to revamp Southbank

3rd July 2013

The director of the National Theatre has lodged a formal objection to the dramatic expansion plans of its Southbank Centre neighbour.

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