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'Our long cherished dream': Wimbledon's Polka Theatre set for new extension in major redevelopment

22nd March 2017

Planning permission has been granted to Polka Theatre for a major redevelopment by Foster Wilson Architects. The Wimbledon theatre is hoping to begin building work in early 2019 with the theatre due to reopen in spring 2020. Read more in LocalGuardian


UK Theatre four-year plan: We’ll fight council cuts and promote diversity

21st March 2017

Improving diversity and protecting local authority funding are at the forefront of UK Theatre’s business plan for the next four years. Read more in The Stage

Published 20 March 2017


Open air cinema part of plans to transform Colwyn Bay Pier (TBAR)

20th March 2017

The future of a Grade II listed building on the Theatres Trust Theatre Buildings at Risk Register 2016 is under discussion with Conwy County Borough Council.

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Banbury Grand Theatre campaigners defeated as council approves flats proposal

20th March 2017

Last week the Friends of the Grand Theatre, which is campaigning for the theatre to remain a performing arts venue, nominated the building for listing as an asset of community value but plans to turn Banbury’s Grand Theatre into flats and retail units were approved by Cherwell District Council on 16 March 2017. More information in The Stage

Published 17 March 2017


London's Bush Theatre re-opens after year-long redevelopment

20th March 2017

The Bush Theatre has reopened with a new studio and rehearsal room along with a new entrance, front-of-house area and exterior garden terrace. The building, designed by Haworth Tompkins, was originally a library and is now a sustainable and entirely accessible venue. More details in British Theatre Guide

Published 19 March 2017


What it's like inside the Palace Theatre now its future is up for grabs (TBAR)

20th March 2017

The Theatres Trust 2016 Theatre Buildings At Risk Register (TBAR) has been mentioned in The Plymouth Herald.

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Bid to transform West Yorkshire Playhouse welcomed by plans panel in Leeds

17th March 2017

Members of Leeds City Council’s city plans panel welcomed the proposals for a new extension to transform and modernise the West Yorkshire Playhouse building and voted to allow council officers to deal with the full planning application under delegated powers at a later date. Read more in The Yorkshire Post

Published 17 March 2017


Ayr Gaiety Theatre fears closure after council funding cut

16th March 2017

The Gaiety Theatre in Ayr has had a third of its council funding cut. Read the report in The Stage

Published 9 March 2017

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Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and Royal Court on shortlist for top architectural awards

15th March 2017

Multi-million pound refurbishments of Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall and Royal Court Theatre have both been shortlisted in the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) 2017 North West Awards. Read more in YBnews

Published 14 March 2017


Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre set to undergo £25m makeover

15th March 2017

The Festival City Theatres Trust, which runs the King’s Theatre on behalf of the council, is fundraising for improvements to the stage, auditorium, and backstage areas along with a new corporate hospitality area. The city council and the Heritage Lottery Fund will be asked to contribute £5 million each under the rescue plan with a similar amount generated via a public appeal. Work would begin in 2021. Read more in the Edinburgh Evening News

Published 14 March 2017


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