The Theatres Trust

Arts and culture to be included in ONS well-being measures

10th June 2013

Engagement with the arts and culture is to be included for the first time as one of the measures used by government to calculate the UK’s sense of well-being.

Read full story


Croydon needs a re-think on arts strategy

9th June 2013

A report calling for a rethink on the arts has been produced by the South Croydon Community Association and sent to the Arts Council, London Mayor, Boris Johnson and leading local political and business figures.

Read full story


Leith Theatre in Edinburgh brought back to life

7th June 2013

Now an almost forgotten capital venue is to reopen after falling into years of disrepair. The B-listed Leith Theatre complex is to stage its first performance next week since securing a lease to open up the buildings on Ferry Road in Edinburgh yesterday.

Read full story


£850,000 for Eastbourne Congress theatre repairs

7th June 2013

Eastbourne Congress Theatre a grade II listed theatre shrouded in scaffolding for three years will cost at least a further £850,000 of taxpayers’ money to repair.

Read full story


John Edwards joins Oldham Coliseum as development manager

7th June 2013

John Edwards has joined the Oldham Coliseum as development manager.

Read full story


Derby Hippodrome Theatre 'museum' plan revealed

7th June 2013

Ambitious plans are in the pipeline to create a “modern museum” inside the Hippodrome theatre – if a bid for £5 million is successful. Hippodrome Restoration Trust want to create an “archive of memories”, put together from the people who used the former theatre in its heyday.

Read full story


Parkwood Leisure to run Hazlitt Arts Centre

6th June 2013

Maidstone Borough Council has selected theatre and gym management organisation Parkwood Leisure as its preferred bidder to run Hazlitt Arts Centre in Kent.

Read full story


Campaign to keep traditional theatre lighting goes global

6th June 2013

More than 2,000 people from around the world, including the heads of lighting at prominent venues such as the National Theatre in London and New York’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, have joined a campaign aimed at protecting the traditional tungsten light bulb in stage productions.

Read full story


Failure of bid to re-establish Dudley Hippodrome as council cites ‘lack of viability’

5th June 2013

Dudley Hippodrome is to be demolished after the town’s council decided that a proposal from a local group, which wanted to restore the venue to its original use as a theatre, was “not viable”.

Read full story


Cost-cutting measures put future of Durham’s Lamplight Arts Centre in doubt

5th June 2013

Durham County Council has stated it is planning to lease Lamplight Arts Centre in Stanley to the local town council in a bid to make a yearly financial saving of £130,000.

Read full story


The Theatres Trust

22 Charing Cross Road
London WC2H 0QL

T 020 7836 8591
F 020 7836 3302

Have you seen?

The Gods at The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, 1993
Royal Lyceum
Edinburgh

Protecting theatres for everyone

The National Advisory Public Body for Theatres