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'Urban explorers' blasted for entering 'dangerous' Burnley theatre

15th October 2013

‘Urban explorers’ who entered a disused Burnley theatre have been criticised for putting their safety at risk. Pictures have been posted online of the inside of the old Empire Theatre, in Cow Lane, on social media sites and shared on ‘urban explorer’ websites, which encourage people to explore abandoned buildings. The colourful facades and ornate balconies shown in the photographs provide a glimpse into the Victorian building’s former heyday.

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Campaign to preserve Brighton Hippodrome

15th October 2013

Because of its long history as a place of relaxation – not to mention its connection with generations of distinguished performers both as residents and as visitors – Brighton has a number of entertainment venues. Some of these are conventional, such as the Theatre Royal. Others include conversions and a whole host of pub theatres.

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Aberdeen Tivoli to host first live show since 1966

15th October 2013

Aberdeen’s historic Tivoli theatre is to open its doors to the public again with its first full-scale theatre production since 1966. The Tivoli Theatre Company Ltd is in the final stages of renovating the building before Attic Theatre’s production of Robin Hood and The Babes in the Wood is staged in December.

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Development proposal next to Bournemouth's Pavilion Theatre

15th October 2013

Application: 2013/10308/J

Bournemouth Borough Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above amending application for a proposed retail and commercial development on land adjacent to the Pavilion Theatre, Westover Road, Bournemouth.

The Theatres Trust raised concerns regarding the impact on access and the long term sustainability of the theatre. Read the Trust’s response

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


Event: TheatreCraft - The Beyond The Stage Careers Fair 22 Nov 2013

14th October 2013

Come and visit The Theatres Trust this year at TheatreCraft to discover how the Trust helps in the better protection of theatres. Find out about our Resource Centre in the heart of Theatreland and how we can support students and researchers with their projects – if you like what you see, ask about further volunteering opportunities with The Theatres Trust.

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Fire at Plymouth Palace Theatre

14th October 2013

Firefighters were sent to the old Palace Theatre building on Union Street after a blaze broke out just after midnight on Saturday morning.

Crews were sent to the building, most recently the Dance Academy, at 12.20am. Rubbish and cleared debris was discovered alight at the back of the building, and was quickly brought under control. Devon and Somerset fire control said they suspected it had been started deliberately. The fire caused damaged to a small area at the outside of the premises.

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Bedlam Theatre wins Venue Sustainability Prize at Inaugural Technical Theatre Awards

14th October 2013

Bedlam Theatre has taken the entertaining sustainability Award for Venue Sustainability at the inaugural Technical Theatre Awards, presented at a ceremony held during the annual PLASA London live entertainment technology show at the ExCeL

Charlotte Hodge, Bedlam’s theatre manager, collected the Award on behalf of the student-led venue in Edinburgh. Tim Atkinson, technical director of :entertaining sustainability, was the award sponsor

The Technical Theatre Awards has been established to recognise the achievements of backstage staff in production, and was given considerable industry support, not only by its host, Tony and Olivier Award-winning lighting entertaining sustainability.com designer and former chairman of the Association of Lighting Designers, Rick Fisher, but by the industry sponsors who supported each award.

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The Castle Players donate £750 towards The Witham, in Barnard Castle

14th October 2013

A community theatre group has donated £750 towards a North-East hall’s fundraising appeal. The Teesdale-based Castle Players presented the money to The Witham, in Barnard Castle, to boost a campaign to raise the remaining £70,000 needed to finish the building’s refurbishment.

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New pub theatre planned for Islington

12th October 2013

Islington will soon be able to boast having London’s oldest and newest pub theatres thanks to the creative team behind a celebrated venue. For more than four decades the King’s Head Theatre in Upper Street has entertained culture junkies but now there are plans to launch a new fringe theatre just a short walk up the road above the Hope and Anchor pub.

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Comment is free: Arts funding: the National Theatre is the very model of public-private partnership

12th October 2013

The public-private partnership Nicholas Hytner has forged at the National should be a blueprint for the subsidised arts sector writes The Observer.


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