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George Osborne pledges millions to make Shakespeare theatre a reality in Prescot

16th March 2016

Read the story at Liverpool Echo
George Osborne pledges millions to make Shakespeare theatre a reality in Prescot
Published 16 March 2016


‘Show your support for Grand Theatre’ in Banbury

16th March 2016

Ross Anthony, Planning Adviser from The Theatres Trust has been quoted in Banbury Guardian.

Banbury’s historic Grand Theatre could be lost to development if the community does not rally to save it according to the chairman of Banbury Civic Society.

A new planning application has been submitted to Cherwell District Council to demolish the theatre’s 500-seat auditorium, leaving behind the facade, and build three retail units and 14 flats.

The planning applications has also met with concern from The Theatres Trust, set up to promote the protection of theatres in the UK.

In a letter to planners at CDC, Ross Anthony, the trust’s Planning Adviser, said: “The proposal does not provide full justification for the potential loss of a community and cultural facility.

“The loss of a building that could potentially be used by the community as a cultural facility would be contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework and we strongly recommend a community needs study is required to justify this.”

‘Show your support for Grand Theatre’
Published 16 March 2016


How art and culture can transform your area

16th March 2016

Read the story at Arts Council England blog
How art and culture can transform your area
Published 10 March 2016


Theatre 2016 survey to ‘gauge optimism’ of UK theatre industry

16th March 2016

Read the story at The Stage
Theatre 2016 survey to ‘gauge optimism’ of UK theatre industry
Published 9 March 2016


Bygones: Curtains for Derby Hippodrome as dwindling audiences finally put paid to live theatre

15th March 2016

Read the story at Derby Telegraph
Bygones: Curtains for Hippodrome as dwindling audiences finally put paid to live theatre
Published 14 March 2016


How Prescot's Shakespeare centre could create jobs and deliver major tourism boost

15th March 2016

Read the story at St Helens Star
How Prescot’s Shakespeare centre could create 57 jobs and deliver a major tourism boost
Published 14 March 2016


Derby Hippodrome fire being treated as arson

15th March 2016

Read the story at The Stage
Derby Hippodrome fire being treated as arson
Published 11 March 2016


£15m plan for sports pitches and new theatre at Clayton Hospital in Wakefield

15th March 2016

Read the story at Pontefract & Castleford Express
£15m plan for sports pitches and new theatre at Clayton Hospital
Published 12 March 2016


Further talks in bid to save Dudley Hippodrome

15th March 2016

Read the story at Express & Star
Further talks in bid to save Dudley Hippodrome after it emerged proposal to save theatre ‘lacks critical information’
Published 10 March 2016


Campaigners cry foul on Croydon’s ‘stealth’ closure of Fairfield Halls

15th March 2016

Read the story at The Stage
Campaigners cry foul on Croydon’s ‘stealth’ closure of Fairfield Halls
Published 10 March 2016


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