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Architect sought for South Shields community hub

3rd January 2013

South Tyneside Council is seeking an architect for a new community hub. The 5,000m² hub building will have between three and four floors and is planned to inlcude a library, council services, commercial spaces and a theatre area.

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New Vic Theatre to lose Stoke-on-Trent city council funding

3rd January 2013

The New Vic theatre is to have a £70,000 grant cut by Stoke-on-Trent city council. The money it gets from the council will be reduced by about £23,000 in each of the next three financial years as part of the authority’s budget plans. The council said it meant funding for the 597-seat venue in Hartshill would be scrapped altogether by 2016-17.

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Bright start for new Barnsley theatre

28th December 2012

Audiences have been given a sneak preview of a new South Yorkshire theatre. Dance and drama students from Barnsley College put on a week of shows at the town’s new Electric Theatre – which is not due to be formally opened until next year. The new theatre houses two dance studios and a 180-seater auditorium.

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Bristol Old Vic theatre creates memories audio archive

25th December 2012

Conquering nerves before dancing naked on stage and being ordered to ‘get out’ by a ghostly woman are just two of the memories which make up a new audio archive at Bristol Old Vic theatre.

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LAMAS Lecture Shakespeare's London Theatreland 8 January 2013

20th December 2012

LAMAS are proud to present a lecture by Julian Bowsher, Senior Archaeologist, Museum of London Archaeology on his recently released publication Shakespeare’s London Theatreland: 20 Years of Archaeology,

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Unusual piece of Cleethorpes, complete with 600-seat theatre, bar and nightclub, goes under the hammer for £400,000

20th December 2012

f you’re looking for a beachfront property with great views and plenty of space, Cleethorpes Pier seems a bargain at £400,000. But you’d be buying a business rather than a holiday home. The 335ft (102m) working pleasure pier in Lincolnshire boasts a nightclub, a 600-seat theatre, cafe and bar. It was most recently operating as The Pavilion nightclub and Tides Bar And Restaurant.

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Association of British Theatre Technicians appoints two fellows

20th December 2012

The Association of British Theatre Technicians took the opportunity of its annual Christmas Party last Friday, hosted by Gold Industry Supporter Group member ETC, to bestow its top honour, the ABTT Fellowship, on Jason Barnes and Bill Dudley.

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Norwich Puppet Theatre: Tinderbox marks 'new beginning'

19th December 2012

A puppet theatre which stood on the brink of collapse is celebrating a “new beginning” with its first home-grown production in seven years. The theatre, one of only two in England dedicated to puppetry, faced closure in 2008 when the Arts Council withdrew funding. The venue played host to touring shows and was made available for hire to help pay for running costs. Now grants have been secured from The Monument Trust and Arts Council England to allow in-house productions to resume.

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Bournemouth Winter Garden plans withdrawn as council says "we can't afford another Imax"

19th December 2012

Plans for Bournemouth’s Winter Gardens site have been withdrawn at the 11th hour so a new version can be prepared. Bournemouth planners voted to reject the £75million plan including 141 flats, a cinema, hotel, restaurants and parking on the land once occupied by the concert hall.

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Weymouth Pavilion supporters told to 'use it or lose it'

18th December 2012

USE it or lose it’ – that’s the message for Weymouth Pavilion supporters. Weymouth and Portland Borough Council’s spokesman for tourism Ian Bruce said people need to make use of the authority-owned theatre, which faces closure and demolition because of increasing maintenance costs.

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