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London’s Shaftesbury Theatre to complete £5m revamp

24th September 2015

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West End’s Shaftesbury Theatre to complete £5m revamp
Published 24 September 2015


Milestone year for legendary Lyceum in Edinburgh

24th September 2015

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Milestone year for legendary Lyceum
Published 24 September 2015


Vision for future of Derby's Assembly Rooms revealed

24th September 2015

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Vision for future of Derby’s Assembly Rooms, North Riverside, Duckworth Square and DRI site revealed
Published 24 September 2015


Arts Council of Wales announces new portfolio

24th September 2015

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Arts Council of Wales announces new portfolio
Published 24 September 2015


Dudley Hippodrome on register of most endangered theatres

24th September 2015

Mhora Samuel, Director of The Theatres Trust, has been quoted in Black Country Bugle.

Last Thursday, September 17, The Theatres Trust published its Theatre Buildings at Risk Register for 2015. Sadly, for those fighting to save it from demolition, the Dudley Hippodrome remains among the 31 theatres at risk in the UK today.

Mhora Samuel, Director of the Theatres Trust, said: “Financial investment in theatres at risk by the Heritage Lottery Fund and other sources of regeneration funding, has shown that theatres such as Wilton’s Music Hall and Alexandra Palace can come back to life. Imagine how areas around the Winter Gardens in Morecambe, Dudley Hippodrome, Swansea Palace, Brighton Hippodrome and other theatres on our Theatre Buildings at Risk Register 2015 could be re-animated if those theatres were to be fully reopened. Whilst these buildings sit empty and underused all they represent is an untapped opportunity.”

Hippodrome on register of most endangered theatres
Published 24 September 2015


Glasgow's Govanhill Baths to reopen, with former steamie turned into theatre venue

24th September 2015

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Govanhill Baths to reopen pools and Turkish sauna with £1.2m funding
Published 24 September 2015


Seventh round of UK Small Grants announced

24th September 2015

The Theatres Trust is pleased to announce its seventh round of small capital grants to theatres from its UK Small Grants Scheme. Successful theatres in this round are the Upfront Arts Theatre in Penrith, Bristol’s volunteer run Wardrobe Theatre, Colne’s Pendle Hippodrome, the Category B-listed Theatre Royal Dumfries, and the Horse and Bamboo Theatre in Rossendale.

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Good news for some: new grants announced

24th September 2015

Mhora Samuel, Director of The Theatres Trust has been mentioned in British Theatre Guide.

Mhora Samuel, Director of The Theatres Trust, today announced a new tranche of successful theatres receiving support from its UK Small Grants Scheme, the seventh round since the scheme began. She expressed her pride that the Trust’s Theatres Protection Fund can thus ensure theatres in need and at risk to address urgent building repairs and provide long-term benefit.

Good news for some: new grants announced
Published 24 September 2015


Liverpool's Garston Empire in sixth year on 'at risk' theatres register

23rd September 2015

Claire Appleby, Architecture Adviser for the Theatres Trust has been quoted in Liverpool Echo.

The Garston Empire Theatre is looking for a new owner, after spending six years on the ‘Theatres at Risk’ register.

Claire Appleby, Architecture Advisor for the Theatres Trust has appealed for community groups to take over the building.
She said: “It’s been six years since the Garston Empire was first put on the list.
“It’s been disused since then but we’re hoping that it does find use for performance.
“It is one of only 20 or so ‘working class’ theatres that have survived so it’s important that it is saved to preserve this.”

Garston Empire in sixth year on ‘at risk’ theatres register
Published 23 September 2015


The enduring appeal of Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

23rd September 2015

Kate Carmichael, Resources Adviser from The Theatres Trust has been quoted in Surrey Life.

Designed by architect John Brownrigg of Surrey-based Scott Brownrigg and Turner, the striking theatre has been compared to those of renowned architect Peter Moro, who designed Chichester Festival Theatre. And half a century on from its foundation, the audience finds little has changed.

“There have been very few internal alterations,” says Kate Carmichael, Resources Adviser at The Theatres Trust, a national advisory body for theatres. “This is a testament to the quality of the original design.”

In 2012, the Trust was instrumental in securing the listed status of the theatre for its distinctive design – and the Grade II-listed theatre is, says Kate, a “shining example of a post-war theatre built in the 1960s. Not only does the Yvonne Arnaud provide clear sight lines and excellent acoustics, but it also has unusually large stage wings.”

The enduring appeal of Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre as it celebrates its 50th anniversary
Published 23 September 2015


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