The Theatres Trust

Southwark's Union Theatre fights back against eviction

17th April 2013

The Union Theatre in south London has confirmed it will be evicted from its venue by the end of the year, if Network Rail, which owns the archway it is housed within, is successful in its planning application to the local council.

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Above The Stag aims for Vauxhall move

17th April 2013

Fringe company Above The Stag has submitted a planning application to secure a new venue under a railway arch in south London.

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Highgate's Lauderdale House receives £800,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund

17th April 2013

The money will be used towards the Lauderdale House Transformed project, which includes redeveloping an upstairs space, currently used to host cabaret performances. Hadley Fraser and Ramin Karimloo are among those who have appeared there.

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Taunton groups link up to save Brewhouse

17th April 2013

Local groups in Taunton have joined forces to make a bid to run the Brewhouse Theatre as a performing arts venue. Recently formed group Tone Theatre Association, led by councillors Eddie Gaines and Steve Ross, has linked up with Taunton Association of Performing Arts – led by former leader of the local council and founder member of the Brewhouse John Meikle – alongside other community groups to present a joint bid to administrator BDO, which is in charge of the building.

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Tuned to the quay: Mareel Arts Centre by Gareth Hoskins and PJP

15th April 2013

After a troubled gestation, Gareth Hoskins and PJP’s Mareel arts centre in Lerwick has confounded the doubters, writes Penny Lewis for Architects Journal.


Drama Association of Wales: Fear over theatre books library future

15th April 2013

It is one of the world’s largest libraries of theatre books with more than 250,000 titles in its collection. But the Drama Association of Wales’ entire archive might have to be sold-off or destroyed.

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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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