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Bonington Theatre in Arnold to remain closed due to improvements

16th May 2013

The Theatre looks set to remain closed over the summer while it undergoes a major revamp.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber restores Drury Lane to its ‘original Georgian splendour’

15th May 2013

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane has completed a multi-million pound restoration to improve its rotunda, royal staircases and Grand Saloon in the year of its 350th anniversary.

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Sherman Cymru facelift was £800,000 over budget

14th May 2013

A Cardiff theatre was asked to explain by the Arts Council of Wales why there was no plan to tackle an £800,000 overspend, it has emerged.

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50 jobs at New West Cumbrian Arts Centre and Theatre

10th May 2013

A disused church in Workington will be turned into an arts centre and theatre. Planning permission has been granted for the ambitious development of the empty Trinity Methodist Church in the town centre.

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The Public Arts Centre in West Bromwich could become college

10th May 2013

The Public, in Sandwell, West Bromwich, opened in 2008, two years behind schedule and £15m over budget. Sandwell Council said it was considering using 80% of the arts centre as a sixth-form college to secure its long-term future.

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Leith Theatre Trust to be granted 5 year lease

9th May 2013

The Leith Theatre is set to ?reopen for the first time in more than two decades, with a charity poised to be granted a lease for the historic arts venue. A five-year lease for the 1930s B-listed building on Ferry Road is expected to be granted to the Leith Theatre Trust in June 2013.

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DCLG announces new measures to breathe life into empty buildings and boost growth

9th May 2013

These measures ensure the very best use is made of empty and underused buildings, to provide much needed homes and businesses, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles announced.

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17 authorities gain exemption from office conversion rules

9th May 2013

Seventeen local authorities will be exempt from controversial plans to allow offices to be converted into homes without the need for planning permission, the government has announced.

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Curtain up on new lease of life for Averham's Robin Hood Theatre

9th May 2013

A theatre building that closed six years ago after failing to meet fire safety standards is set to re-open by November thanks to the work of volunteers. The trusteeship of the theatre was passed to the company in February 2012 and since then volunteers have worked to transform the building. The first phase of the project is well under way.

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HLF donates £844,800 to the Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust’s redevelopment programme

9th May 2013

Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust’s (APPCT) multimillion pound regeneration programme has been backed by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) who have supported the further development of the Trust’s £16.8m lottery funding application.

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