The Theatres Trust

Southbank 'pop up' cafe seeks extension

20th August 2014

Application: 14/04270/FUL

The Theatres Trust commented on the above planning application to retain the ‘pop up’ café on the Queen Elizabeth Hall terrace and the temporary staircase adjacent to the Hayward Gallery for a further 12 months to 7 October 2015. The Trust supports the application.

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Appeal lodged to the refusal of development above the Finborough Theatre

20th August 2014

Appeal Ref.: App/K5600/A/14/2222551

A Planning Appeal has been made to the Planning Inspectorate in respect to Kensington and Chelsea Council’s decision to refuse planning permission for alterations, extensions and conversion of the second and attic floors of the building at 118 Finborough Road into three residential units. The Finborough Theatre is located on the first floor of the building. The Theatres Trust continues to object to the application.

Read the Trust’s submission

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Read the full Planning Appeal decision APP/K5600/A/14/2222551 for Planning Ref: PP/14/02415


Former Bush Theatre to be converted to flats

19th August 2014

Application: 2014/002836/FUL

The Theatres Trust commented on the above planning application for the change of use and conversion of the former Bush Theatre and ancillary areas into nine residential units. The Trust objects to the application due to the potential impact on the operation of the adjacent Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

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Theatre plans for Lewes Magistrates’ Court

19th August 2014

Read more at Sussex Express
Theatre plans for Lewes Magistrates’ Court
Published 19 August 2014


Theatres Trust comments on Brighton Hippodrome Holding Direction

19th August 2014

The Theatres Trust is pleased that the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, the Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP, has issued a Holding Direction to Brighton and Hove City Council in relation to the Planning application for redevelopment of Brighton Hippodrome. A Holding Direction prevents Brighton and Hove City Council from granting Planning permission whilst the DCLG actively consider the call-in request for Planning and Listed Building Consent applications to convert the Brighton Hippodrome into an eight screen cinema and restaurant complex.

The Brighton Hippodrome is the most at risk theatre building in the UK on our Theatre Buildings at Risk Register 2013. Find out more about the Brighton Hippodrome case


Brighton Hippodrome plans put on hold by Pickles

19th August 2014

Read more Brighton and Hove News
Brighton Hippodrome plans put on hold by Pickles
Published 18 August 2014


Plan to demolish Theatre Church in Astley Bridge will be debated by council's planning committee

19th August 2014

Read more at The Bolton News
Plan to demolish Theatre Church in Astley Bridge will be debated by council’s planning committee
Published 19 August 2014


Seven Surprising Facts About South Bank Theatre

19th August 2014

Read more at Southbank London.com
Seven Surprising Facts About South Bank Theatre
Published 19 August 2014


Pilot Theatre to lead £3.2m European creative project

18th August 2014

Read more at The Stage
Pilot Theatre to lead £3.2m European creative project
Published 18th August 2014


Shenton's View: Are audiences just a cash cow for theatres?

18th August 2014

Read more at The Stage
Are audiences just a cash cow for theatres?
Published 18 August 2014


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