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Crewe Lyceum Theatre launches programme under HQ Theatres with April reopening

21st February 2013

Audiences were given their first glimpse of new life at the Crewe Lyceum after its new theatre operators launched the 2013 programme. The Edwardian theatre, long regarded as a jewel in South Cheshire’s crown, was taken over on January 2 by HQ Theatres – the UK’s second largest theatre operator.

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Event: Fundraising for Arts, Culture and Heritage Causes 4 March

20th February 2013

This conference will help you to identify new income streams, make a strong case for support and develop your fundraising strategy for the most impact.

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Sporta hosts free educational Energy Seminars

20th February 2013

Sporta, a membership association that represents cultural and leisure trusts and social enterprises throughout the UK, is currently running two free ‘Energy’ seminars with sponsorship from Pulse Commercial Utilities, as part of their Energy project.

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Assembly raises curtain on challenges faced by London’s small theatres

20th February 2013

What challenges are small theatres facing and is there more the Mayor could do to help them? The London Assembly is today launching a new investigation into how small theatres can remain viable across the capital.

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Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds seeks an arts alliance with council

20th February 2013

An ‘alliance to develop the performing arts in and around Bury St Edmunds’ is to be formed between the Theatre Royal and St Edmundsbury Borough Council.

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Taunton's Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre to close after going into administration

20th February 2013

Taunton’s Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre will close from 21 February 2013 after calling in the administrators. The Stage Media Company is reporting that the centre’s 55 staff – 20 full time and 35 part time – will be made redundant tomorrow morning. The closure of the 352-seat venue is reported to be down to drastic cuts in public funding.

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Dudley Hippodrome must be demolished, says college principal

20th February 2013

Dudley College’s principal called for the landmark Dudley Hippodrome to be demolished – in a fresh blow to campaigners trying to safeguard the historic theatre.

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St Andrews Byre saddled with £470k debt

19th February 2013

Creditors of the Byre Theatre, based in St Andrews, which brought down the curtain at the end January with the loss of 25 jobs, stand to receive an estimated dividend of 31 pence in the pound after liquidators from Henderson Loggie have examined the accounts.

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Scarborough Borough Council will try to get funding for Futurist

19th February 2013

Scarborough Borough Council says it will try to get funding to save the Futurist theatre. At a meeting today councillors have been discussing the future of the town hall site as a whole. They want to adapt it to make it more suitable for council business. A report has been published looking at their options and how they could be taken forward. It suggests the theatre could be turned into a major leisure facility.

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Small Grants Scheme £5,000 plays part in Newark Robin Hood theatre restoration

19th February 2013

The Robin Hood Theatre Company has been given the money by The Theatres Trust small grants scheme towards the refurbishment of the theatre at Averham. It is estimated the total cost of the refurbishment will be around £120,000, of which £31,750 has been raised so far.

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