The Theatres Trust

Felixstowe's Spa Pavilion at risk of closure

20th September 2013

The Spa Pavilion in Felixstowe has been named as one of the country’s most at risk theatres. Nationally, 48 buildings feature on The Theatre Trust’s danger list.

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News not so Grand for Doncaster theatre campaigners

20th September 2013

Hopes of re-opening the Grand Theatre have been handed a boost as campaigners have been promised first refusal on the building. Friends of Doncaster Grand Theatre have confirmed they have already put in two bids for the building and are optimistic a deal can be struck, but both bids so far have been rejected by the building’s owners.

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Unknown future for 'most at-risk' Victoria Theatre, Salford

20th September 2013

Salford’s own famed Victoria Theatre still lies empty, sad and unused. A new report by the national society The Theatres Trust puts the Victorian red-brick theatre, on Great Clowes Street, near the top of its at-risk register. While the exterior is straggled with weeds and looks a sorry state, “the interior alone justifies the theatre’s listing” says the London-based Trust.

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Don't close our theatres

20th September 2013

The proposed conversion of the Brighton Hippodrome into a cinema has raised a storm. If towns want to get on the map, then they have to put theatre centre-stage, says Dominic Cavendish. Why is there still a difficulty in some quarters acknowledging how much theatre – both the artform and bricks and mortar – can put a city or a town on the map?

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Battle goes on to preserve theatre buildings

20th September 2013

Four theatres have been lost and there are ten new additions to the ‘Theatre Buildings at Risk’ register since last year, according to The Theatres Trust, the National Advisory Public Body for theatres. A total of 48 theatres are named on the latest list of buildings under threat, but only seven have been saved in the past year, including Margate’s grade two listed Theatre Royal, which has plans for a capital redevelopment, and Floral Hall in Hornsea, saved by campaigners who now own the freehold of the building.

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Studio theatre to open above Croydon pub

20th September 2013

A new 50-seat studio theatre is to open above a pub in south London next month. Based in a room over the Spread Eagle pub in Croydon, the venue will open as a professional performance space with a programme of shows by producing company Old Joint Stock Theatre from October 2.

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London Coronet placed on list of theatres 'at risk'

20th September 2013

The Coronet at Elephant & Castle has been added to the Theatre Buildings at Risk Register by the Theatres Trust.

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New Bradford Playhouse is removed from at-risk register after couple’s hard work revives venue

20th September 2013

A Bradford theatre has been removed from an ‘at risk’ register, completing a “rollercoaster” year for the couple that run it. Jono Gadsby and his wife Clare, both 31, from Pudsey, took over the running of the New Bradford Playhouse last October.

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Coro group appeals for friends to help run Ulverston hall

20th September 2013

The community group behind a plan to save one of Ulverston’s best loved buildings has called for hundreds of volunteers to join them. The organisation committee of the nascent Friends of the Coronation Hall held a planning meeting last night to discuss a strategy for fundraising.

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Northern Ireland report: 22% of population are regular theatregoers

19th September 2013

Theatre was the third most popular attraction for audiences in Northern Ireland over the past year according to figures newly released by the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure.

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