The Theatres Trust

Blackpool Winter Gardens Conference Centre Extension

3rd January 2017

Application: 16/0809 and 16/0815

The Theatres Trust supported the above planning and listed building applications for a three storey extension and related alterations to the Winter Gardens complex in Blackpool to form a new conference and exhibition centre (Class D1).

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Changes to Haxby Road in York proposed

23rd December 2016

Application: 16/02815/FUL

The Theatres Trust responded to the above planning application for road works opposite the Joseph Rowntree Theatre in York.

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Objection to plans to largely demolish Bournemouth's Regent Theatre

23rd December 2016

Application: 7-2016-891-Z

The Theatres Trust objected to above outline application for the change of use and substantial demolition of the former Odeon Cinema/ Regent Theatre and construction of a mixed use development.

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New WC for the Apollo Victoria Theatre

22nd December 2016

Application: 16/11668/LBC

The Trust responded to the above listed building application for internal alterations to the cloakroom and accessible WC at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. The Theatres Trust supports the application.

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Planning application for The Sondheim submitted

21st December 2016

Application: 2016/4869/P and 2016/5032/L

The Theatres Trust supported the above planning and listed building applications for significant alterations and additions to the Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, London to transform it into a new theatre venue to be named The Sondheim.

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Plans for Manchester's 'Factory' submitted

21st December 2016

Application: 114294/VO/2016 and 114370/LO/2016

The Theatres Trust supported the above planning and listed building applications for the demolition of Manchester’s Starlight Theatre and construction of a flexible arts, theatre and events space for up to 7000 people to be known as ‘Factory’.

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Theatres Trust strongly objects to a proposal to demolish Peterborough's Broadway Theatre

9th December 2016

Application: 16/02096/FUL

The Theatres Trust strongly objected to the above planning application for the change of use and conversion of Peterborough’s Broadway Theatre into residential apartments. The Broadway has huge potential to be reopened on a permanent basis and provide important theatre and entertainment facilities for a large catchment area and rapidly growing population.

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To view the planning application online, please click here


Opportunities: Casual Duty Managers for Theatres Trust Resource Centre

8th December 2016

We are currently seeking Casual Duty Managers to cover day-time, evening and weekend hires of our central London Resource Centre. Duty Managers are responsible for the provision of meeting services and the security and health and safety of visitors and hirers of the Resource Centre.

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5 London theatres awarded vital funding to improve accessibility and working conditions

7th December 2016

Theatres Trust, the national advisory public body for theatres, have announced five small theatres in London will benefit from the second round of its London Theatres Small Grants Scheme. The awards have been made to theatres in need of immediate repairs, addressing accessibility issues and improving conditions for staff, performers and audiences. Recipients include Soho Theatre, Theatre Peckham, Tricycle Theatre, Young Actors Theatre and Omnibus.

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New Theatres Adviser Tom Stickland to start 30 January

5th December 2016

From 30 January 2017 we are delighted to welcome Tom Stickland as Theatres Adviser. Tom will be taking over from Rebecca Morland, who will be returning to work as an arts management consultant. Tom will provide advice around the effective operation of theatres, including fundraising and viability. He will also be responsible for the Trust’s several grant-giving programmes, and for the Building Better Theatres Workshop programme.

Tom joins us from leading regional theatre operator HQ Theatres and Hospitality where, as Business Manager, he led on areas of business development and planning. Prior to this he was the national administrator for Arts Council England’s Cultural Olympiad programme and the evaluation of the London 2012 Festival programme, and has been a freelance venue manager, operating venues of all sizes.

The Theatres Adviser can be contacted on advice@theatrestrust.org.uk


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