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West Yorkshire Playhouse announces Sir Rodney Brooke as new chairman

19th July 2011

West Yorkshire Playhouse has appointed Sir Rodney Brooke as chairman of its board. Brooke takes over from Brian Bouttell with immediate effect. As well as working in the public sector and taking leading roles in local government throughout the UK, Brooke has served on the board of English National Opera.

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Scarborough Futurist theatre in limbo

19th July 2011

A national theatre organisation has urged the Scarborough public to help the fight to save one of the towns most iconic buildings. The Theatres Trust wants people to get behind the campaign to help save the historic Futurist Theatre after it was placed on the Trust’s 2011 “at risk” register.

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Blog: Converting Spaces ~ Creating Theatres - A Guide to Building Your Own Theatre

19th July 2011

Alexander Parsonage reports on The Theatres Trust 2011 Conference at The Pleasance.

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Blog: Welsh theatre buildings on 'at risk' register

18th July 2011

Ten Welsh theatres have been placed on The Theatres Trust’s 2011 Theatre Buildings At Risk register, double the amount of Welsh buildings that made last year’s list. According to The Theatres Trust website, there are estimated to be over 180 theatre buildings in Wales, of which 10 are identified as Theatre Buildings At Risk.

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Art has the power to create communities

18th July 2011

With the arts under financial attack, it is time to make a strong case for their social benefits writes Gerard Lemos, a partner at Lemos & Crane Social Researchers.

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Scotsman Letters: Dundee Kings Theatre plans

18th July 2011

The article on theatres at risk in Scotland (Scotsman 15 July), does not mention one of the finest and largest theatres that is still dark – the Kings Theatre in Dundee.

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Talks over Tunbridge Wells Civic Complex (including Assembly Hall) to be webcast

17th July 2011

The future of the civic complex in Tunbridge Wells will be discussed by councillors on Wednesday. Arrangements have been made for a live webcast of the meeting because the civic complex “is always a matter of great interest”, the Kent council said. The council had said part of the site, which houses, Assembly Hall theatre, the town hall library and museum, could become shops.

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Could this be the final curtain for Welsh theatres as 2011 Theatre Buildings at Risk register released

17th July 2011

The number of theatres in Wales placed on the “at risk” register has doubled in the past year. A total of 10 venues, including Barry’s Theatre Royal, St Donats Arts Centre in the Vale of Glamorgan and Theatr Harlech, are all deemed under threat by The Theatres Trust. But two buildings which appeared on the list in 2010 – Theatr Elli in Llanelli and Patti Theatre in Craig-y-Nos – have been removed this year as it’s believed their futures are now secure.

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Redcar Palace Theatre demolition under way

16th July 2011

The transformation of the derelict Palace Theatre on Redcar seafront, into an £8.3 million ‘Hub’ for the creative industry, has moved a step closer now demolition has started on site. The demolition will take around two months to complete and will be carefully managed by Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council contractor, Surgo Construction Limited.

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Brighton Astoria added to list of theatres at risk

16th July 2011

Two historic entertainment venues are considered ‘at risk’ by theatre heritage experts. The Astoria, in Gloucester Place, Brighton, has been added to the Theatres Trust’s 2011 list of deteriorating theatres that face threat of deterioration and demolition. The Brighton Hippodrome, in Middle Street, remains on the list and is considered to be in one of the poorest states of any theatre in the country.

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