The Theatres Trust

Maesteg's New Theatre to be transformed into a bar

20th February 2014

Application: P/13/841/FUL

Bridgend County Borough Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application for internal and external alterations and the change of use to Class A3 of the former Sawyers Arms public house and the former New Theatre. Only the foyer of the former theatre remains and the Trust supported the application as it will introduce a new sustainable use to the vacant building. Read the Trust’s response

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London's oldest surviving scene painting workshop to be refurbished

20th February 2014

Application: 14/00129/ADV

Westminster City Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above listed building and planning applications for internal and external alterations to the dwelling at 23 Macklin Street, London. The building was previously a scene painting workshop and the alterations seek to restore some of the features of the original building. Read the Trust’s response

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Prince Edward Theatre to get LED signage

20th February 2014

Application: 14/00129/ADV

Westminster City Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above advertising application for the display of a new hanging LED screen sign on Soho’s Prince Edward Theatre. Read the Trust’s response

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Jacqueline Wilson laments threat to children’s theatre

20th February 2014

Acclaimed author Jacqueline Wilson has warned that children’s theatre is at risk of ‘drying up’ as a result of funding cuts. Wilson, whose children’s book Hetty Feather has been adapted for the stage, said that children’s theatre companies “have to fight for every grant they can get”.

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Theatres stay open amid flooding alerts

20th February 2014

Theatre staff throughout the UK have been working hard to ensure venues remain open in the face of adverse weather conditions in recent weeks, with only one show cancellation announced due to extreme storms. Despite a period of heavy rain, strong winds and high tides leading to flooding and widespread damage across many areas of the country, performances have continued and venues have been largely unscathed.

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The house that theatre built: how new builds are providing new stages

20th February 2014

Last year director Charlie Westenra approached us about producing a play, Venice Preserv’d, a once highly-respected but now obscure Restoration tragedy by Thomas Otway. Our journey to achieve this led us to form a new “adventure theatre” company, The Spectators’ Guild.

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Press Release: Bookings open Conference 14 Community Theatres

20th February 2014

The Theatres Trust’s 8th annual conference, ‘Community Theatres’ opens for bookings today. This important annual theatre industry event takes place on Monday 28 April 2014 at the City Varieties Music Hall in Leeds. Conference 14 looks at what makes a community theatre. As new ‘Community Rights’ give people more of a say on running their local communities, this year’s conference considers the role local groups increasingly play as providers of theatres and spaces for theatre.

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Edinburgh’s St Stephen’s Church could be arts HQ

20th February 2014

An Architect spearheading a bid to save one of the most important Georgian buildings in Edinburgh claims a group of campaigners are on the verge of taking it over. James Simpson said the taskforce trying to buy the former St Stephen’s Church is “very hopeful” a £500,000 bid will be accepted by Kirk bosses. It is hoped it would become one of the “finest performance spaces in the country” for live music, dance and theatre, if a buy-out goes ahead.

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New Localism Alliance launches to help protect local assets

20th February 2014

A new alliance of national organisations aimed at raising awareness of community rights has been launched today. Civic Voice, CAMRA, National Association of Local Councils (NALC), The Theatres Trust and Supporters Direct have announced an initial programme of events to promote greater uptake of rights established under the Localism Act 2011.

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Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake gains £700,000 cafe pavilion go-ahead

19th February 2014

Theatre by the Lake in Keswick will no longer have to make job cuts after its plans for a £700,000 cafe pavilion were granted by the local authority. The cafe building is expected to raise £130,000 annually for the theatre, which had warned that without extra income it would have been forced to reduce its staff base. .

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