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Portsmouth New Theatre Royal boss finds a head for heights

3rd February 2014

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New Theatre Royal boss finds a head for heights
Published: 3 February 2014


Sheringham Little Theatre director Debbie Thompson at the heart of community life

3rd February 2014

Debbie Thompson first set foot into Sheringham Little Theatre aged 12 when a touring company performed Tess of the d’Urbervilles. And 37 years later she is at the heart of the 180-seat venue, built in 1897 originally as a town hall. The theatre is one of the few remaining in the country that hosts the traditional summer rep season for professional actors.

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Simon Tait: Hipp Hipp hooray for the London Hippodrome

3rd February 2014

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Simon Tait: Hipp Hipp hooray for the London Hippodrome
Published: 3 February 2014


Live Theatre, Newcastle announces LiveWorks Quayside development project

3rd February 2014

Live Theatre announces its plan to develop LiveWorks, a proposed new £10 million capital development scheme on Newcastle’s Quayside. Live Theatre have purchased the last remaining prime Quayside plot of land and buildings alongside the theatre and plan to create new commercial office space, a new public park and a children and young people’s writing centre. Once complete, LiveWorks will create new revenue streams for the core creative and educational work of Live Theatre, building resilience for the Theatre for the future, and transforming this part of the Quayside.

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Campaign to save historic Coventry cinema from demolition

2nd February 2014

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Campaign to save historic Coventry cinema from demolition
Published: 2 February 2014


Plan to offer short-term works at Ventnor Winter Gardens

2nd February 2014

The Hambrough Group has announced work has begun to get the Winter Gardens re-opened. The original planned refurbishment and development of the site was put on hold due to unexpected changes within the group and the current economic climate.

However, aware of the frustrations of residents, the group has implemented an alternative programme of works in the short-term. After communications with the Isle of Wight College, the group has announced it is working as a private/community partnership.

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The Hambrough Group has announced work has begun to get the Ventnor Winter Gardens re-opened.

2nd February 2014

The original planned refurbishment and development of the site was put on hold due to unexpected changes within the group and the current economic climate. However, aware of the frustrations of residents, the group has implemented an alternative programme of works in the short-term. After communications with the Isle of Wight College, the group has announced it is working as a private/community partnership.

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Plans to replace the Odeon West End and other historic buildings

2nd February 2014

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Farewell, Leicester Square…
Published 2 February 2014


New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth to be re-opened

1st February 2014

The grand opening of the New Theatre Royal is a few months away. The building is a £4million funded project and is desired to fuse modern technology and heritage conversation.

The New Theatre Royal is scheduled to become a community hub and expected to produce quality performances for entertainment and education.The theatre, on completion will provide a creative learning space with intricate focus on educational workshops. The project expands the original theatre that was damaged by fire in 1972.

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Wakefield's Unity Hall redevelopment gets £420,000 grant

31st January 2014

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Wakefield’s Unity Hall redevelopment gets £420,000 grant Published: 31 January 2014


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