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'The Interdependence of Public and Private Finance in British Theatre' report published

17th November 2015

Arts Council England has published new research revealing a complex interdependence between theatre operators in the public and private sectors. They commissioned ‘The Interdependence of Public and Private Finance in British Theatre’ in partnership with Birmingham Hippodrome and the Theatre Development Trust, authored by Dr Stephen Hetherington, Honorary Fellow at the University of Exeter and Chairman of HQ Theatres Trust.

Stephen Hetherington’s report shows the complex interdependence between public and private financing of theatre production in the UK. Whilst public funding is a much smaller proportion of the overall investment in theatre, the report illustrates that it plays a critical role in enabling the artform to flourish and indirectly supports nearly every part of theatre-making in Britain.

For the full press release see Arts Council England
Published 17 November 2015


London's Roehampton estate regeneration to include new theatre

17th November 2015

Read the story at Mercury Today
Roehampton estate regeneration one step closer
Published 17 November 2015


More cafes and a theatre coming to Telford's Southwater complex

17th November 2015

Read the story at Shropshire Star
More cafes and a theatre coming to Telford’s Southwater complex
Published 17 November 2015


Swansea Grand Theatre: A guide to getting there and the venue itself

16th November 2015

Read the story at WalesOnline
Swansea Grand Theatre: A guide to getting there and the venue itself
Published 16 November 2015


Pontardawe Arts Centre: A guide to getting there and the venue itself

16th November 2015

Read the story at WalesOnline
Pontardawe Arts Centre: A guide to getting there and the venue itself
Published 16 November 2015


Foster Wilson raises the curtain on £4.3m school theatre in Bedford

16th November 2015

Read the story at Architects Journal
Foster Wilson raises the curtain on £4.3m school theatre
Published 16 November 2015


Plymouth's Palace Theatre Christmas concert relocated due to appalling weather

16th November 2015

Read the story at Plymouth Herald
Plymouth’s Palace Theatre Christmas concert relocated due to appalling weather
Published 16 November 2015


Elephant & Castle's The Coronet theatre remains not listed

16th November 2015

The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport has decided not to add The Coronet to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.

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DCMS Whitepaper: Share your ideas for a new cultural programme

16th November 2015

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport will be launching proposals for a new, far-reaching cultural strategy, the first in 50 years, reflecting the world today. They have launched a dedicated discussion platform for you to share and discuss your ideas ahead of the Government’s White Paper. Throughout November DCMS are inviting ideas on ‘Communities and how they connect and engage with culture’, the third in a series of four online discussions to guide the Government’s White Paper on culture. The website invites visitors to post an idea for others to see, rate, share and comment on, seeking “innovative proposals that spark lively debates and conversations”. Discussions on both the site and the accompanying Twitter hashtag – #ourculture – are to be monitored to inform the White Paper.


Petition: Save the Empire Theatre Burnley

16th November 2015

The Save the Empire Theatre group has set up a petition to show the Burnley council that the people of this area want to keep the Empire Theatre and save it from demolition.

Find out more and read the full petition


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