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Heritage funding kick-starts a new era for Wakefield Theatre Royal

15th April 2013

A multi-million pound project to restore the Theatre Royal Wakefield will kick-start a new era for the Westgate landmark. The theatre has secured £152,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, and is is line to secure a further £2.6m to restore the 19th century building to its original state. Executive director Murray Edwards said the project had been a long time coming and was expected to be complete next year.

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Weston's key cultural venues in crisis?

15th April 2013

Weston’s Playhouse theatre and Winter Gardens could be under threat of closure amid reports that one of the venues is haemorrhaging thousands of pounds a month, while job losses have pushed staff morale to an all-time low.

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Brewhouse Theatre auditors 'warned' about danger of cuts

12th April 2013

Auditors warned five years ago that Taunton’s Brewhouse Theatre could close if there was a significant cut in public funding, the BBC has learned.

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John Byrne to redesign the ceiling at the Edinburgh King’s

12th April 2013

The Festival City Theatres Trust has commissioned renowned Scottish artist John Byrne to redesign the domed auditorium ceiling of the King’s Theatre as part of the building’s ongoing restoration and redecoration, creating a unique and beautiful new public artwork.

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Press release: Theatres Trust appoints Rebecca Morland as Theatres Adviser

12th April 2013

The Theatres Trust, the national advisory public body for theatres, is increasing its capacity to provide advice on the sustainable development of theatre buildings and is pleased to announce that Rebecca Morland has been appointed as the Trust’s new Theatres Adviser to lead this exciting development.

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Liverpool Futurist set for revamp

12th April 2013

Prominent derelict buildings on Lime Street will be given a major revamp after a rejuvenation project got the green light. The scheme could bring over 300 jobs to the area and refresh iconic buildings such as the Futurist Cinema and breathe new life into derelict areas such as Mount Pleasant car park. The scheme has been predicted to cost as much as £38.7 million and plans are already in the pipeline to include a series of offices, student accommodation and retail outlets.

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Brewhouse Theatre: First rescue bid rejected

11th April 2013

An initial offer to buy the bankrupt Brewhouse Theatre in Somerset has been rejected, a council leader has said. Officers at Taunton Deane Borough Council had been negotiating with administrators it was revealed at a council meeting. Talks are set to continue in the hope of agreeing a new price to save the theatre which closed two months ago.

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Press release: Conference 13 thriving theatres open for bookings

11th April 2013

This year’s Theatres Trust conference provides a unique opportunity to look at how theatres can create a more resilient future by using their buildings to achieve financial self-sufficiency.

thriving theatres takes place on the 11 June 2013 at St James Theatre, the splendid new 312-seat venue in the heart of Victoria in London. We are now open for bookings

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Hytner's National Theatre: who should run it next?

11th April 2013

Nicholas Hytner is stepping down as artistic director of the National Theatre. Who will take his place? It’s a crowded field – with some surprise inclusions writes Mark Lawson for The Guardian.


Third attempt at plans for site of former Bournemouth Winter Gardens

11th April 2013

Developers hoping to build a hotel, apartment and leisure complex on Bournemouth’s Winter Gardens site are having a third attempt at winning planning permission. The two previous plans to build a cinema, hotel, apartments, shops and public piazza were both withdrawn at the last minute when it was apparent they were going to be refused.

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