The Theatres Trust

Government publishes The Culture White Paper

23rd March 2016

The Department for Culture, Media & Sport has published The Culture White Paper, which sets out the government’s ambition and strategy for the cultural sectors.

The paper includes plans to:

  • Conduct a review of the museums sector, focussing on digital services and storage;
  • Launch a Great Place Scheme, bringing together national funders with local councils and universities to make culture “a core part” of local plans;
  • Launch a consultation on a scheme to offer all museums and galleries tax relief;
  • Open a virtual Commercial Academy for Culture to boost commercial expertise in the sector;
  • Create a £30m Cultural Protection Fund to support protection of cultural heritage in overseas conflict zones.

The Theatres Trust has been mentioned in relation to the adverse impact of new development on existing theatres.

The Theatres Trust already works closely with local planners and communities to help secure the future of theatres for their original purpose. We also need to ensure that cultural organisations are able to make use of empty spaces and buildings, and that new developments take account of existing arts and music venues and the need to create new spaces for culture.” (page 37)

For more information see GOV.UK.

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Welsh theatres to benefit from enhanced Theatres Trust planning role

22nd March 2016

The Theatres Trust welcomes the Welsh Government’s decision to give us a greater role in protecting theatre buildings in Wales through the planning system.

Theatres are important cultural and social assets that contribute to wellbeing of our lives and the vitality of town centres and as the pressures from development grow there is an increasing need for planning advice to provide better support and protection.

The Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2016 came into force on 16 March 2016. It expands the range of developments requiring planning permission on which local planning authorities now need to consult the Theatres Trust.

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22nd March 2016

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22nd March 2016

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£37 million Chester Storyhouse designed as “modern civic space”

22nd March 2016

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