The Theatres Trust

New apprentices for ambassadors at ATG

24th August 2013

ATG, the UK’s largest theatre owner and operator, will welcome four new young employees to its theatres on 2 September as part of its technical apprenticeship programme, supported by the Creative Employment Programme with Arts Council England Lottery funding.

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New look Octagon Theatre re-opens its box office

23rd August 2013

The Octagon Theatre has opened its new box office after two months of refurbishment.

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New youth theatre building given go-ahead in Burnley

22nd August 2013

Burnley Youth Theatre’s new building has been given the final go-ahead after experts confirmed that the land is safe for development. The plans were provisionally approved by Burnley Council, allowing work to start on the annex which will house activity rooms, seating and projection screens.

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Change in status moves Cochrane theatre closer to demolition

21st August 2013

The Cochrane Theatre in Holborn has moved one step closer to demolition after losing its protection under planning regulation. Local authority Camden Council has decided the site should be considered as a place of education rather than a theatre.

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Kids Week 2013 reports more than 100,000 tickets sold so far

21st August 2013

Kids Week 2013, a month-long initiative run by the Society of London Theatre that allows children to go to the theatre for free with a paying adult, has sold more than 100,000 tickets in a month, its organisers have revealed.

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The Herald sponsors door at new-look Theatre Royal Plymouth

20th August 2013

The Herald has given its support to the Theatre Royal appeal – by sponsoring a doorway at the new-look venue. The sponsorship of one of the main entrances into the auditorium is a contribution to the £7-million regeneration project.

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King's Head Theatre looks for new owner or partner

19th August 2013

The owner of the King’s Head Theatre in north London is looking for a buyer or partner to secure the venue’s long-term future. As part of its plans, the 120-seat fringe theatre is hoping to double its capacity but needs additional financial investment before this can happen.

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Club to open new Covent Garden cabaret venue

16th August 2013

London’s burgeoning cabaret scene is set to be boosted by the opening of a new 125-seat space that will also host rehearsed play readings and other live events. The space, called the Oak Room, is part of private members’ venue the Hospital Club in Covent Garden, and will open next month. It follows the launch of spaces including the Crazy Coqs, part of Brasserie Zedel, and the Matcham Room in the London Hippodrome.

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900 online Bugle readers comment on Dudley Hippodrome decision

15th August 2013

A story last week about the ‘stay of execution’ for the Dudley Hippodrome has cased a stir among Bugle readers with more than 900 people reading about the news on our web pages. Several were moved to post a comment as the story has revived many happy memories of the old theatre for them.

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Royal Opera House on the hunt for new costume store architect

15th August 2013

The Royal Opera House has begun the search for a design team for their costume store in Purfleet, Essex.

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