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Canterbury's Marlowe wins at Culture Awards

22nd June 2012

The Culture Awards 2012 took place in Canterbury last night and The Marlowe Theatre won two of the prestigious annual public recognitions of excellence and achievement in local cultural activity.

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Northern Stage plans to share resources with museums

21st June 2012

Northern Stage is looking to create a production hub on a brownfield site in conjunction with local museums to share facilities and expertise.

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Architecture award for Canterbury Marlowe

21st June 2012

The theatre won a RIBA Downland Award for architectural excellence at the ceremony held in Swindon on Wednesday 20 June. In the booklet that accompanies the awards, RIBA described the theatre as “truly a landmark building”

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RSC and Old Vic among recipients of £56 million endowment fund

20th June 2012

London’s Old Vic Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company are among 34 arts organisations sharing funds from a new £56 million government scheme designed to kick-start endowments in the cultural sector.

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Liverpool’s Royal Court unveils new interior after refurbishment

20th June 2012

The art deco Liverpool theatre will reopen its doors to the public next week after the completion of the first phase of its planned £10.6m redevelopment. Workers from Nobles Construction, which also restored the Neptune – now renamed the Epstein – theatre have spent the past 14 weeks completely renovating the Royal Court auditorium.

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RWCMD Wins Four Architecture Awards

20th June 2012

Just a year since it opened its new £22.5m performance and rehearsal space, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama has won four British Architecture Awards from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

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Only one bid to run Felixstowe's Spa Pavilion

19th June 2012

Only one group has bid to take over the running of a troubled Suffolk theatre. The Spa Pavilion in Felixstowe is threatened with closure after owners Suffolk Coastal District Council voted to end its £250,000 annual funding.

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Major refurbishment starts this month for Wilton’s Music Hall

17th June 2012

During the summer months Wilton’s main music hall will be closed for major work to tackle the flooding underneath it. The floorboards will all be taken up and meticulously numbered so they can be put back exactly in place when the new drainage is complete. All the original material will be reused to retain the appearance so that, promises artistic director Frances Mayhew: “No-one’s going to know a flipping thing about what’s gone on down there!”

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London's newest, St James Theatre, to open in August

16th June 2012

St James Theatre, the first new, purpose-built theatre in central London for 30 years, will open its doors this August. It is situated in the heart of Victoria on the site of the former Westminster Theatre, which was destroyed by fire almost a decade ago.

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Ayr Gaiety to reopen with December panto

13th June 2012

Ayr’s Gaiety theatre is to reopen in December with a pantomime production of Cinderella, produced by Michael Courtney and starring Gary Lamont with Leah MacRae. The Ayr Gaiety Partnership (AGP), which took over the running of the 584-seat receiving house after it went dark in January 2009 for health and safety reasons, sees this as the first step towards turning the venue into a new hub for arts and culture in South Ayrshire.

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