The Theatres Trust

Campaigns fight plans to turn Brighton Hippodrome into a cinema and restaurant complex

16th July 2014

Read more at The Argus
Campaigns fight plans to turn Brighton Hippodrome into a cinema and restaurant complex
Published: 15 July 2014


Theatre enthusiast buyer saves threatened Bradford Playhouse

15th July 2014

Read more at The Argus
Theatre enthusiast buyer saves threatened Bradford Playhouse
Published: 15 July 2014


Brighton Hippodrome campaign group appeal directly to councillors

15th July 2014

Read more at Gscene
Brighton Hippodrome campaign group appeal directly to councillors
Published: 15 July 2014


Brighton council compromised over planning application

12th July 2014

Our Brighton Hippodrome say Recommendation to approve Hippodrome plan is badly flawed.

They will be holding a press conference to give full details of these issues at 11:00 am on Monday 14 July at the Old Courtroom, Church Street Brighton.

Find out more.


Future of Brighton Hippodrome in doubt?

12th July 2014

Read and view more at ITV News
Future of Brighton Hippodrome in doubt?
Published: 12 July 2014


Brighton Hippodrome plans could be set to go ahead

11th July 2014

Read more at Brighton Argus
Brighton Hippodrome plans could be set to go ahead
Published: 11 July 2014


Theatres Trust requests call-in of Brighton Hippodrome applications

10th July 2014

Applications: BH2013/04348 & BH2013/04351

Brighton & Hove City Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning and listed building applications for partial demolition, subdivision and alterations to the Brighton Hippodrome for conversion into an 8 screen multiplex cinema and cafe/restaurant development. The Theatres Trust is strongly opposed to the applications. Read the Trust’s response and our 10 Key Objections

Brighton and Hove City Council is minded to approve both applications see the Planning Committee report The Theatres Trust has formally requested call-in to The Secretary of State. Read the Trust’s call-in letter. Read the Trust’s second call-in letter

To support call-in either write urgently to The South Team, DCLG, National Planning Casework Unit, 5 St Philip’s Place, Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2PW or email: npcu@communities.gsi.gov.uk

Further general information on how to call-in and reasons for call-in can be found here.

Not only is the Hippodrome an unique Grade II* Listed Victorian Theatre of national significance, designed by the great theatre architect Frank Matcham, it is in fact the only surviving example of a circus-designed theatre in the country, and should be retained in its original form and used and appreciated as such for live events if at all possible. If this proposal is allowed to proceed we believe it will be irretrievably lost as a theatre.


Finborough saved as council rejects flat conversion bid

10th July 2014

Read more at The Stage
Finborough saved as council rejects flat conversion bid
Published 10 July 2014


Government-funded theatres ‘aren’t attracting new audiences’

10th July 2014

Read more at The Stage
Government-funded theatres ‘aren’t attracting new audiences’
Published 10 July 2014


Group calling for Swansea Palace Theatre memories for new film

10th July 2014

Read more at South Wales Evening Post
Group calling for Swansea Palace Theatre memories for new film
Published: 10 July 2014


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