The Theatres Trust

Arts and Humanities Research Council Survey of Cultural Organisations: request

24th October 2012

The AHRC has commissioned the first ever large-scale survey of the UK’s cultural organisations including museums, galleries, theatres, music venues, heritage sites and others.

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Curtain set to go up again at The Butts Theatre in Coventry

24th October 2012

The Butts Theatre was closed in January 2009 which the Earlsdon Park development close to the city centre went ahead. But now its doors will open once again later this year thanks to the efforts of the community, led by the Albany Theatre Trust. Since its inception in July 2010, the trust has managed the assets of the theatre and raised funds for its refurbishment. It has also put together a team of volunteer experts to drive it rebirth.

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Press release: First grants announced by Theatres Trust from its Theatres Protection Fund

24th October 2012

The Royal Court in Liverpool, Sleaford Playhouse, Oldham Coliseum, and Wilton’s Music Hall, the Half Moon Young People’s Theatre and the Soho Theatre in London are the first theatres to benefit from grants awarded by Trust’s new Theatres Protection Fund Small Grants Scheme.

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National Theatre Wales' Lucy Davies leaves for Royal Court London

24th October 2012

One of the founders of National Theatre Wales (NTW) is leaving her position to take up a new post in London. Lucy Davies, who has been the theatre’s executive producer since its launch in 2009, will become executive director at the Royal Court Theatre, London.

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Drama, laughs and tears always at centre stage as Oldham Coliseum reopens after £1.8m revamp

23rd October 2012

Oldham Coliseum is preparing for two glittering ‘curtain up’ events to mark its re-opening after a £1.8m refurbishment. It’s a new lease of life for a much-loved theatre with a remarkable history, as Paul Taylor discovers. But for much of this year, the Coliseum has been a building site.

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Artistic director David Micklem to leave BAC

23rd October 2012

Battersea Arts Centre’s joint artistic director David Micklem is to step down from his position to leave the venue at the end of November.

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New director for Dartford's Orchard Theatre

22nd October 2012

HQ Theatres has announced that Christopher Glover has been appointed to run Dartford’s Orchard Theatre. As the new theatre director, Glover will succeed Andy Hill, who recently became chief executive of the Grand Opera House in Belfast.

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Liverpool Philharmonic Hall’s £12m refurbishment

22nd October 2012

Set to be completed in 2015, the refurbishment programme will reflect and complement the heritage and history of the iconic Liverpool Philharmonic Hall; the home of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the UK’s premier arts and entertainment venues.

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Labour of love to resurrect Shakespeare’s lost London Rose

22nd October 2012

The Rose Theatre Trust hopes to hear in the next few days that it has got around £250,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to take forward its plans for the first of the Bankside theatres – rediscovered 24 years ago and for 23 years buried again beneath a modern office block, its remains only two-thirds excavated.

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Visit boosts fight to see Dudley Hippodrome open

22nd October 2012

Theatre experts haved boosted a fight to save the under-threat Dudley Hippodrome. The Theatres Trust says the Castle Hill venue should be preserved for future generations – but Dudley Council wants to knock it down. Trust planning and heritage advisor Mark Price and director Mhora Samuel had a torchlit tour of the site with Friends of Dudley Hippodrome.

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