The Theatres Trust

Soho Theatre’s plans for Walthamstow Granada boosted

7th September 2012

Proposals to convert a former north London cinema into a live entertainment venue have been spurred on after the local council rejected a rival group’s plans to change the building into a church. At a public planning meeting, Waltham Forest Council members voted unanimously to reject proposals from the current owners of the former Granada Cinema in Walthamstow, the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God.

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In-the-round venue opens in Peckham Rye, South London

5th September 2012

A new 92-seat in-the-round theatre is to open in south London on 6 September. Peckham Rye venue the Last Refuge will feature performances from 22 groups in its inaugural season from September to December. They have created a 92-seat in-the-round theatre and bar space with a mezzanine level and spiral staircase, plus a rehearsal room and office space.

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Curtain raised on Workington Carnegie Theatre revamp

5th September 2012

The recently completed £220,000 project at the Carnegie Theatre in Workington included new sound and lighting systems, and additional removable seating. There were also repairs to the roof and external fabric of the building, and the auditorium and dressing rooms were redecorated.

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£3m Royal Holloway theatre named after Caryl Churchill

4th September 2012

Surrey’s Royal Holloway University is to name its new £3m theatre after renowned British playwright Caryl Churchill.

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Maria Miller succeeds Hunt as culture secretary

4th September 2012

Maria Miller, MP for Basingstoke and minister for disabled people, has been appointed as the new Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, succeeding Jeremy Hunt. Miller will also become minister for women and equalities, held jointly with her brief as culture secretary.

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Corby Cube overspend: Architects withdraw legal action threat

4th September 2012

The firm of architects which helped to design the Corby Cube has withdrawn its threat of legal action against the borough council.

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Swindon town centre could become culture destination with new performing arts centre

4th September 2012

Swindon could become a new cultural centre under a scheme which suggests an art gallery and theatre are built. The 15-year plan for the town has been put together by Forward Swindon – a firm tasked by the borough council with bringing in new business.

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Theatres Trust at PLASA 2012 - ‘Celebrating Ecovenue’ and third People's Choice Award

3rd September 2012

Visit The Theatres Trust’s Stand at PLASA 2012 for a unique opportunity to see ‘Celebrating Ecovenue’, a specially commissioned exhibition showcasing the achievements of the 48 London theatres in our ERDF funded Ecovenue project which ends this September.

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Cabinet to consider funding package to help Plymouth Theatre Royal's regeneration

3rd September 2012

Plymouth’s Cabinet members are to consider a funding package that could unlock millions of pounds to help the Theatre Royal regeneration plans and the city’s economy. The theatre has applied for £5 million Arts Council funding, but it is conditional on Plymouth City Council committing to three years funding and the theatre raising another £2 million.

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Aberdeen’s Tivoli Theatre to open doors to public this Winter

1st September 2012

Aberdeen’s historic Tivoli Theatre – which once played host to Charlie Chaplin and Laurel and Hardy – will throw open its doors on November 26 for the launch of the second phase of its restoration – its new art gallery.

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