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USITT Theatre Architecture Award

3rd August 2012

The United States Institute of Theatre Technology (USITT) Architecture Commission is calling on Architects from around the world to submit their theatre projects for the prestigious USITT Architecture Award.

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Edinburgh's historic King's Theatre in £2.6m revamp

3rd August 2012

The King’s Theatre,has had a £2.6m refurbishment including a new roof and revamped foyer. It has also been made wind and water-tight and had extensive stonework repairs. A new box office, new carpets, upgraded facilities for wheelchair users and improved ventilation to the auditorium have also been added. The building is due to reopen to the public on 11 August.

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Lowestoft's Marina Theatre extends its premises

2nd August 2012

A Suffolk seaside theatre is to extend its premises into a neighbouring building to provide a cafe. The Marina Theatre, which was taken over by a charitable trust last December, is leasing the former Zenith call centre. The trust which runs the venue said it will now be able to provide a bar and catering, new office space and better access for loading.

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Culture, Entertainment and Sport Designation Scheduling Selection Guide published

1st August 2012

English Heritage have published a guide to outline the selection criteria used when scheduling archaeological sites associated with culture, entertainment and sport.

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Structural Steel Design Awards 2012: The Royal Shakespeare Theatre by Bennetts Associates

1st August 2012

The Royal Shakespeare Theatre by Bennetts Associates wins Structural Steel Design Awards 2012

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Architects line up to design first East Croydon Gateway building but what about Croydon's Warehouse theatre

1st August 2012

Developers Stanhope Schroders have asked four architects to design the first section of a project neighbouring East Croydon which has seen the site lay empty for almost a decade. The preferred bidder is expected to be chosen before the end of the year, and a detailed planning application submitted to Croydon Council in 2013. The developers have outline planning permission for the site, which included providing £3m towards a new 200 seat theatre to replace the Warehouse Theatre on Dingwall Road.

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£1.25m plan to transform Grimsby Welholme Galleries into theatre and community hub

1st August 2012

Galleries could be transformed into a £1.25-million theatre and community hub. The iconic Grade II-listed building could be brought back into public use once again, creating jobs and training opportunities for local people. A charitable trust is behind the proposal, which it hopes will breathe life not only into one of Grimsby’s landmark buildings, but also the surrounding area.

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Fight to save historic Salford theatre

1st August 2012

The Victoria theatre in Lower Broughton is up for sale after standing empty for several years. Two thousand people have already signed up to help save the building – with the hope of opening it as a community facility:

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Royal Opera House in £10m Arts Council boost

1st August 2012

The Royal Opera House has been awarded £10m by Arts Council England. This huge investment means that maintenance work can be carried out on the Covent Garden site, despite a significant redevelopment 13 years ago.

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Future of Worthing Theatres looks bright with updated business plan

1st August 2012

The Worthing Theatre business plan looks set to go places! The plan developed by an in-house team, including Worthing Theatres staff, sets out its vision for the future, and includes how it will make the required 25% savings set by the council, how income will be boosted and where the current theatre offer might be affected.

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