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Rallying cry to local firms to help out with Perth Theatre work

18th September 2015

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Rallying cry to local firms to help out with Perth Theatre work
Published 18 September 2015


Thirty-one British theatres at risk of destruction, Theatres Trust reports

18th September 2015

Mhora Samuel, Director of The Theatres Trust has been quoted in The Guardian

The Theatres Trust has announced that 31 theatres across England and Wales, many already closed and decaying, are at risk of being lost forever.

Mhora Samuel, director of the trust, said the dying theatres represented an untapped opportunity to revive not just the buildings but the areas they stood in: “Financial investment in theatres at risk by the Heritage Lottery Fund and other sources of regeneration funding has shown that the theatres such as Wilton’s Music Hall and Alexandra Palace can come back to life.”

Thirty-one British theatres at risk of destruction, Theatres Trust reports
Published 18 September 2015


Future looks bright for Bradford's former Odeon, according to new report

18th September 2015

Claire Appleby, Architecture Adviser from The Theatres Trust has been quoted in Telegraph & Argus

The future is looking bright for Bradford’s former Odeon building, according to a national body which champions theatres.
The Theatres Trust has used it as an example for others to follow of a cultural asset saved from oblivion.
Yesterday, the trust unveiled its 2015 register of theatres deemed to be ‘at risk’, with the Odeon among 31 buildings listed across the country.

Claire Appleby, Architecture Adviser for the trust, said: “It’s a good news story. It wasn’t that long ago that the Bradford Odeon was down to be demolished. It has been pulled from the brink of demolition.”
She said there was “still a long way to go” for a refurbishment scheme, which was why the Odeon remained on the risk register.

Future looks bright for Bradford’s former Odeon, according to new report
Published 18 September 2015


Northern venues at risk of closure, warns The Theatres Trust

17th September 2015

Mhora Samuel, Director of The Theatres Trust has been quoted in The Stage.

The Theatres Trust has warned that the number of northern venues included in its latest Theatres at Risk Register betrays a lack of investment in buildings in the region.

Launching the register, Director of The Theatres Trust Mhora Samuel 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 reanimated if those theatres were to be fully reopened.
“While these buildings sit empty and underused all they represent is an untapped opportunity.”

Northern venues at risk of closure, warns Theatres Trust
Published 17 September 2015


£800k Wolverhampton Grand Theatre revamp gets go-ahead

17th September 2015

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£800k Wolverhampton Grand Theatre revamp gets go-ahead
Published 17 September 2015


North Wales' Clwyd Theatr Cymru under threat of closure

17th September 2015

Read the story at Chester Chronicle
North Wales’ Clwyd Theatr Cymru under threat of closure
Published 17 September 2015


Plymouth's Palace Theatre now one of the most "at risk" theatre buildings in country

17th September 2015

Mhora Samuel, Director of The Theatres Trust has been quoted in The Plymouth Herald

The Palace theatre is now one of the most “at risk” buildings in the country, says a charity which monitors the nation’s theatres.

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 in East London [which recently reopened] and Alexandra Palace [also in London] 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.”

Plymouth’s Palace Theatre now one of the most “at risk” theatre buildings in country, say charity
Published 17 September 2015


After 21 years, the show is still going on at Huddersfield’s Lawrence Batley Theatre

17th September 2015

Read the story at Huddersfield Examiner
The curtain went up 21 years ago and the show is still going on
Published 17 September 2015


Theatre Buildings at Risk Register 2015 “An untapped opportunity”

17th September 2015

“Thirty-one theatres are at risk in the UK today.” says The Theatres Trust, launching its Theatre Buildings at Risk Register 2015.

The Theatres Trust is announcing its 2015 Register at the newly reopened Wilton’s Music Hall in east London on the 17 September. This Grade II* theatre, which was once on the Theatre Buildings at Risk Register, has now been beautifully restored.

More than half the theatres on the Register are located in the north of England, and Wales, and lie unused and in a poor state of repair – despite growing recognition that theatres and culture can make a significant contribution to growth in the region as part of the Northern Powerhouse.

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£2.26m bid to take the Bristol Old Vic into new era

16th September 2015

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£2.26m bid to take the Bristol Old Vic into new era
Published 16 September 2015


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