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Theatres Trust responds to Culture White Paper

24th March 2016

The Theatres Trust responds to the Culture White Paper published by the DCMS on 23 March 2016.

We are pleased that the Culture White Paper recognises the absolute importance of the arts and culture in people’s lives – in education and the economy; within local communities and internationally. Whilst the ambition of the White Paper shares much with Jennie Lee’s paper of 50 years ago, in our own 40th Anniversary year we agree that the economic challenges faced today are very different.

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Wider remit for Theatres Trust in Wales

24th March 2016

Mhora Samuel, Director of the Theatres Trust has been quoted in ArtsProfessional.

The Theatres Trust is to take on an expanded role in protecting theatre buildings in Wales through the planning system.

Mhora Samuel, the Trust’s Director said “This is great news for the future of theatre in Wales. It gives the Trust more opportunity to ensure new developments next to theatres, including housing, retail and commercial, do not affect the long term operation or viability of the theatre.”

Wider remit for Theatres Trust in Wales
Published 24 March 2016


Civic Theatre seat plaques to be returned to Darlington sponsors after 25 years

24th March 2016

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Civic Theatre seat plaques to be returned to Darlington sponsors after 25 years
Published 24 March 2016


Rhyl Sun Centre to be demolished and replaced by 'family entertainment zone'

24th March 2016

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Rhyl Sun Centre to be demolished and replaced by ‘family entertainment zone’ at seaside resort
Published 24 March 2016


Green light for Darlington's Hullaballoon: Arts Council funding for children's theatre

24th March 2016

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Green light for Darlington’s Hullaballoon: £1.5m Arts Council funding for children’s theatre
Published 24 March 2016


Short list for this year’s Theatre Book Prize announced

23rd March 2016

The Society for Theatre Research (STR) have announced the short list for this year’s Theatre Book Prize awards.

Please find the Short List below:

  • 1606 William Shakespeare and the Year of King Lear by James Shapiro (Faber & Faber)
  • The Censorship of British Drama 1900-1968 by Steve Nicholson (University of Exeter Press)
  • Howard Barker’s Theatre edited by James Reynolds and Andy W. Smith (Bloomsbury)
  • John Osborne by Peter Whitebrook (Oberon)
  • Orson Welles: One Man Band by Simon Callow (Jonathan Cape)

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Culture White Paper: What you need to know

23rd March 2016

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Culture White Paper: What you need to know
Published 23 March 2016


Green-light for Glasgow's Citizens Theatre revamp

23rd March 2016

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Green-light for Bennetts’ Citizens Theatre revamp
Published 23 March 2016


Access and diversity under the spotlight in government’s Culture White Paper

23rd March 2016

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Access and diversity under the spotlight in government’s Culture White Paper
Published 23 March 2016


Hull New Theatre reopening delayed until summer 2017

23rd March 2016

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Hull New Theatre reopening delayed until summer 2017
Published 23 March 2016


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