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Dorchester Brewery Square cultural quarter redevelopment plans approved

19th April 2012

Councillors have approved plans for phase 3 of the £100m redevelopment of a Dorset town centre. The development will create a cultural quarter, including a hotel, shops, restaurants, a theatre, fountain and ice rink.

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Vision for Tewkesbury cultural hub revealed

19th April 2012

Tewkesbury theatre and library could join forces to create a cultural hub. Giving a presentation about how the theatre’s development plan was progressing, she said linking up with the library would form an important part of the overall £3.7 million scheme. The idea would be to create a link building to fill in the gap that exists between the theatre and library in Sun Street. It would contain a 140-seat studio theatre, enabling live performances and workshops to take place and a visual arts gallery to be set up.

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A new school theatre with a difference at Cobham's Notre Dame

19th April 2012

The performing arts are a vital part of life for girls at the Notre Dame School in Cobham. So when the Governors took the major decision to create a new theatre, members of the school’s Performing Arts Committee enrolled help not only of Sisters, pupils, parents and teachers to contribute to the planning and realisation of the new facility, but also called in theatre consultants, Theatreplan, from the start.

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Aberdeen’s Tivoli revealed after revamp

19th April 2012

The Tivoli Theatre, on Aberdeen’s Guild Street, has been made wind and watertight, and its frontage has also been brought back to its former glory.

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New leadership team appointed at Colchester Mercury

18th April 2012

Daniel Buckroyd and Theresa Veith have been appointed artistic director and executive director of Colchester’s Mercury Theatre respectively. They will take up their new roles in early July. In the meantime, the interim team of Ruth Eastwood and Sean Sadler will continue to manage the operation.

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BD Online: MAC Belfast by Hackett Hall McKnight

18th April 2012

Transcending its misconceived context, the Mac proves one of the best pieces of architecture built in Belfast for 50 years says BD Online.

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Derby Hippodrome Restoration Trust Press Release: 90% of survey respondents see Derby Hippodrome as a new theatre for the city

17th April 2012

Results from the survey published today carried out by Lathams Architects and PHT consultants on behalf of Derby Hippodrome Restoration Trust show that the majority of Derby residents who responded want the Hippodrome to be restored as a fully working theatre.

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Manager aiming to breathe new life into Carlisle's Stanwix Arts Theatre

16th April 2012

At 24, Lexie Ward may seem fairly young to be in charge of the University of Cumbria’s Stanwix Arts Theatre, but she is no stranger to drama. She began helping out with Carlisle Green Room Club at West Walls Theatre, initially acting but eventually becoming more involved in directing and producing performances for the charitable trust.

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Felixstowe: Potential operators visit Spa Pavilion to look at ideas for future

16th April 2012

Companies interested in taking over the running of Felixstowe’s seafront theatre today had the chance to visit the venue and assess its potential. Suffolk Coastal council is seeking a new operator for the Spa Pavilion – either a private company, or a charitable trust or similar enterprise. The council, which is withdrawing its £240,000-a-year funding for the venue, believes the Spa could continue as a theatre, or be transformed into some alternative tourist or leisure attraction.

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Campaign to save Dudley Hippodrome launch a Friends of group

16th April 2012

A former theatre could once again become the showbiz heart of Dudley after a new action group was formed to help save it from demolition. Campaigners are stepping up their battle to secure a future for the former Dudley Hippodrome in Castle Hill and want to see it restored to its former glory.

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