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Backstage Academy announces educational activity at PLASA

27th September 2013

Backstage Academy will be returning to the PLASA Show at its new location in London’s ExCel from 6th – 9th October where it will host several educational and informative events.

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Workington Theatre on track with £30,000 funding bid

27th September 2013

Workington’s Theatre Royal is in line for a possible £30,000 grant to help put it at the heart of the community. The Playgoers Club, based in the Washington Street venue, has had its stage-one bid for the Big Lottery Fund’s Reaching Communities Programme approved.

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Technical Theatre Awards debuts at PLASA

27th September 2013

Thanks to the generous support of PLASA and The Theatres Trust, the Technical Theatre Awards (TTAs) will be on stand A15 throughout PLASA promoting the event – and presenting the awards on stand A59 (Theatres Trust) on Tuesday 8th October from 5-7pm.

The TTAs is receiving great support from the industry, and more than ten major industry sponsors are generously sponsoring the Awards including AVW Controls, dbs solutions, Load Cell Rental, Mayflower, Philips Entertainment, PLASA, PRG, StageBitz, Stage Jobs Pro, The Fifth Estate and Triple E. TTA is also very kindly supported by Lighting and Sound International and The Theatres Trust.

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My Theatre Matters! campaign comes to York

27th September 2013

Actor and theatre director Samuel West will visit York Theatre Royal today as part of the My Theatre Matters! campaign. He is acting as a campaign figurehead and will meet Theatre Royal Founding Patron donors and audience members after tonight’s performance of Philip King’s comedy See How They Run to talk more about the campaign.

My Theatre Matters! has been created by The Stage newspaper, the Theatrical Management Association and Equity, the actors’ union, to mobilise audiences up and down the country in support of their local theatres.

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Office plan for Aberdeen's historic Capitol theatre

26th September 2013

It has played host to some of the biggest names in pop and rock from the Beatles to the Rolling Stones and Van Morrison. But today Aberdeen City Council’s planning authority approved plans to turn the historic Capitol Theatre on Union Street into a £30 million office complex. The ten storey building will, however, retain the building’s distinctive art deco facade.

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Mobile phone use 'unacceptable' at the theatre

26th September 2013

Checking a mobile phone during a performance is considered the least acceptable behaviour in a theatre, according to new survey. The State of Play: Theatre UK report said theatregoers aged 25-34 were most guilty of checking their phones during a play. More than a quarter of people surveyed admitted they had done it at least once.

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Sheringham Little Theatre cafe set for eight week closure during revamp

26th September 2013

The coffee bar at Sheringham Little Theatre is set to shut for eight weeks for a major revamp of the cafe and box office. The £76,000 scheme will provide improved facilities for theatre goers and visitors dropping in for a snack.

During the work, which starts on Monday, the box office will relocate to a temporary home near the stage door in Station Road. The cafe will have a reopening ceremony on November 30 in readiness for the busy pantomime season.

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Derelict New Malden theatre to be sold off

26th September 2013

A former community theatre in New Malden looks set to be sold off after falling into disrepair. Barton Green Theatre, in Elm Road, will go on the open market if Kingston Council agrees to dispose of the mock-Tudor building as a surplus asset.

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Ticketmaster Report: theatre audiences getting younger and more experimental

26th September 2013

UK theatre audiences are younger and more experimental than is commonly thought, according to new research published by Ticketmaster. The report, State of Play: Theatre, marks the first major investigation into the sector by the world’s largest ticketing company and mixes information from its own ticket transaction data with survey responses from a representative sample of the UK population, as well as a selection of theatregoers from abroad. Unlike previous surveys, it covers theatregoing across the whole of the UK and includes responses from non-attenders.

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Theatre Royal Plymouth "good for 40 years" after £7m revamp

26th September 2013

The city’s new-look theatre is good for 40 years after a £7million update, the venue’s boss says. The Theatre Royal Plymouth reopens tonight after being closed since April for the regeneration project.

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