The Theatres Trust

New crisis threatens Dundee Whitehall Theatre

2nd April 2013

The Whitehall Theatre in Dundee has been plunged into a new crisis after the resignation of former Lord Provost John Letford, chairman of the Whitehall Theatre Trust, along with the trust’s treasurer Alex Scott.

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Brewhouse Theatre - Taunton Deane Council to bid to buy building

2nd April 2013

Taunton Deane Council is making a bid for Taunton’s Brewhouse Theatre to safeguard its future as a public arts and performance hub in the county town. The bid will enable the authority to act as a “safe custodian” for the theatre, which closed when it went into administration in February. But the council it will not take on running the theatre as it has neither the expertise nor resources to do so.

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Theatre Book Prize Short List

2nd April 2013

The judges for the Theatre Book Prize have revealed their shortlist. The panel, which chose from some sixty books published in 2012 submitted by publishers from the UK and overseas, consisted of actress Penelope Keith, Evening Standard theatre critic Henry Hitchings and Professor Gavin Henderson, principal of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, chaired by British Theatre Guide reviewer Howard Loxton for the Society for Theatre Research which awards the prize.

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Petition launched to save Union Theatre London

2nd April 2013

Network Rail has served notice to members of the Union Street Traders Association, including the Union Theatre. Plans are to turn the area into offices.

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Conference: Coping not carping.... Creative Europe in times of austerity - 9 May

1st April 2013

The conference in Manchester will provide practical examples of some of the ways the arts and culture sector across Europe is dealing with the current difficult financial times.

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Talk: From Music Halls to Variety Theatres, the evolution of building styles - 9 May

1st April 2013

An illustrated talk to the BRITISH MUSIC HALL SOCIETY Study Group as part of their 50th anniversary year events. Richard’s talk will explore the development of music hall buildings to appeal to a wider audience for family entertainment and its commercialisation to maximise profits.

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Society of Independent Theatres launched

1st April 2013

A membership society for fringe venue operators has been launched in a bid to represent the interests of independent theatres and create a better trading platform for them.

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Bristol Old Vic: ‘We’re on the margins of viability’

1st April 2013

Ask Tom Morris, artistic director of Bristol Old Vic, about his theatre or the city of Bristol, and he is all joie de vivre and enthusiasm. But if the conversation turns to the arts cuts or the future of regional theatre, though, his concerns are obvious.

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Felixstowe's Spa Pavilion buyers 'put off' by cultural criteria

1st April 2013

Felixstowe’s Spa Pavilion was closed in January 13 and the council has been trying to sell it off for more than a year. It has been told the majority of potential buyers had concerns about the condition that they must add “cultural or tourist” value to the town. The council is to discuss the future of the Spa Pavilion on 2 April.

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What Next? A national conversation on new ways to champion the arts and culture 29 April 2013

1st April 2013

What Next? is a growing collective of arts and cultural organisations that meets to promote engagement with and support of the brilliant cultural work that happens day-in day-out up and down the country. We know many other colleagues are doing the same. What next? are inviting everyone in the arts and culture who is keen to discuss the best way for us to build a collaborative national campaign to come to this meeting.

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