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New 'relaxed' theatre helps autistics

17th March 2013

A year after an autistic child had to be treated during the musical Wicked, a scheme has been set up to make it easier for those living with the condition to enjoy the theatre too.

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Tameside Hippodrome in the spotlight

16th March 2013

Questions have arisen over the estimated costs of redeveloping the Tameside Hippodrome. Groups who want to see the historic building reopened as a theatre, claim the £3 million refurbishment estimate is too high. Campaigner Norma Clough was so concerned that Tameside Council had overestimated the cost of work, she approached local companies to see if they could carry it out at a cheaper rate. She says her findings are very interesting.

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Wilton’s Music Hall Launches An App And A Shop

16th March 2013

In the last couple of weeks, Wilton’s Music Hall has launched two money-making schemes to support the on-going Capital Project to stabilise the much-loved East End building.

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Local Government Association report reveals economic benefits of art funding

14th March 2013

A new report released by the Local Government Association (LGA) reveals for every pound spent by councils on the arts, their investment is matched four-fold by grant aid and partnerships, and this funding is needed to stimulate local economies.

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Blog: We all need to make the case for theatre

14th March 2013

A new campaign, My Theatre Matters, is looking to audiences to speak out – get involved! We haven’t always been as good as we might be at arguing for continued investment in theatre, and about why theatre matters. A theatre building can be more than a place where performances happen: it’s a resource for everyone at the very heart of the community. Creativity, whether among professional artists or enthusiasts, is a resource that is just as precious to the UK as North Sea oil. Unlike oil, however, it will never run out blogs Lyn Gardner for The Guardian Culture blog.


Architect sought for Rosehill Theatre revamp

14th March 2013

The Rosehill Arts Trust is seeking an architect for the £500,000 refurbishment of Cumbria’s Rosehill Theatre. A full design team is sought to take the scheme from RIBA stage D to completion as part of a 15 month-long contract. Works are expected to include an extension to the 208-seat theatre, which first opened in 1959.

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Shanklin Theatre signed over to trustees

14th March 2013

In the week the Moscow Ballet and Al Murray played to full houses at the theatre, Shanklin Theatre and Community Trust, which fought to save the now thriving venue, celebrated the final transfer of its ownership from the Isle of Wight Council.

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Theatre industry launches My Theatre Matters! Campaign

14th March 2013

The Stage has launched a nationwide campaign, in partnership with the Theatrical Management Association and Equity, aimed at galvanising support for theatres across the UK. My Theatre Matters! has a dedicated website where audiences can voice their support for their theatre, sign up to the campaign and download information about how to lobby politicians to convince them to continue funding theatres in their area.

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Glasgow's Theatre Royal gets £4m in government funding for makeover

13th March 2013

Plans to give Glasgow’s Theatre Royal a dramatic facelift have moved a step closer to realisation with a £4m funding boost from the Scottish Government. Scottish Opera hopes to have the £11.5m scheme finished by the time the city hosts the Commonwealth Games next year, which will also mark 40 years since the opera company bought the venue.

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Plan to transform Welholme Galleries into theatre and community hub gathers pace

13th March 2013

The £1.25 million plan to transform Welholme Galleries into a theatre and community hub is gathering pace. The group behind the project has moved into premises close to the iconic Grade II-listed building, to work closely with the community. The plan was launched last summer, and members have since been working hard to secure support and funding, and is in ongoing talks with North East Lincolnshire Council.

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