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Manager of the Ark Theatre in Borehamwood "optimistic" about future despite demolition

19th November 2013

“Challenging times” lie ahead for a theatre that is set to be demolished as part of a school’s redevelopment plans. If planning permission is granted, Hertswood Academy in Borehamwood will sell its Thrift Farm Lane site, which houses The Ark Theatre, for housing and use the money raised to build a modern school on its Cowley Hill site. Hertswood Academy has promised to rebuild the theatre as part of the new school and its manager Tom Lagden has welcomed the opportunity to create a larger and better designed venue. However he is concerned about the theatre’s future over the next two years while it is without a permanent home.

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Liverpool's new Everyman Theatre to open on March 1

19th November 2013

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Liverpool’s new Everyman Theatre to open on March 1
Published: 19 November 2013


Free Newcastle theatre trips for disadvantaged groups

19th November 2013

Disadvantaged groups will be able to experience the theatre free of charge as a community engagement project gets underway. Newcastle’s Tyne Theatre and Opera House Preservation Trust has been handed a £1,500 cash boost from the Sir James Knott Trust so people can see Brick By Brick – a production which explores the life and time of theatre founder Joseph Cowen.

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Rose Theatre is Kingston's 'jewel in the crown' says council leader

19th November 2013

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Rose Theatre is Kingston’s ‘jewel in the crown’ says council leader
Published: 19 November 2013


Brighton Dome and Museum to be revamped as part of Royal Pavilion Estate plan

19th November 2013

Brighton is unique in this country in having a former royal palace, a museum and a major performing arts venue set together in historic public gardens – more than 1.2 million people visit the Regency era Royal Pavilion Estate each year, incorporating the Royal Pavilion, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Brighton Dome and the Pavilion Gardens.

A £35 million makeover, Heritage Centre Stage: Reawakening Brighton’s Royal Estate, will carry out “vital” repair work and much-needed improvements to visitor facilities. The project is essential if the buildings are to remain open.

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Further objections to the demolition of RAF Brampton's Little Theatre

19th November 2013

Applications: 1301461DEMDET

Huntingdonshire Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application for demolition of buildings on the former RAF Brampton site to enable redevelopment.

The Trust objected to the proposal because it includes the complete loss of RAF Brampton’s Little Theatre, a valued local cultural facility without a proper replacement or any reasoned justification for its loss to the local community. Read the Trust’s response

The Trust also objected to application 1301178OUT for the sites redevelopment, which can be found here

To view the planning documents online, please click here and enter the application number, then click search.


West End star vows to defy Brighton Hippodrome bulldozers

18th November 2013

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West End star vows to defy Brighton Hippodrome bulldozers
Published: 18 November 2013


£12.5m revamp of Glasgow Theatre Royal is in the wings after funds pour in

18th November 2013

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£12.5m revamp of Glasgow Theatre Royal is in the wings after funds pour in
Published: 18 November 2013


Move London venues North - ThinkTank

18th November 2013

Former No 10 adviser wants more cultural devolution. Cultural venues like the British Museum and Royal Opera House should be moved to the north of England, according to thinktank Civitas. In his paper, Transforming the Market, former No 10 adviser Patrick Diamond, says the south-east of England is too dominant and a “massive shift of power to the regions” is needed, he argued.

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RHWL Arts Team completes ArtsEd Theatre

18th November 2013

A new theatre for The Arts Educational Schools, London (ArtsEd), designed by RHWL Arts Team, has been completed and was opened in the presence of president and benefactor Lord Lloyd-Webber and with a performance of one of his most celebrated musicals. Evita. The 200-seat horseshoe theatre was created as part of a major programme of refurbishment made possible by a donation of £3.5 million from The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.

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