The Theatres Trust

Report for works to understage at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket

29th May 2012

Listed building application: 12/03096/ADLBC

The City of Westminster Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above listed building application pursuant to Condition 3 (details of written scheme of investigation) for approved application 12/00354 at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket.

The Theatres Trust supported the application. Read the Trust’s response.

To view the planning application online, please click here and enter the application number, then click search.


Empty office in central London converted to pop-up theatre

29th May 2012

Behind the brown facade of the old BBC London headquarters on Marylebone High Street, something strange is happening. Since it was purchased by Scottish Widows Investment Partnership in 2011 (price tag: £32.3 million), the offices, soundproof studios and cavernous basement have been unused.The former BBC London offices in Marylebone have been converted into a pop-up theatre and indoor garden.

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Doncaster Grand Theatre talks stall

28th May 2012

Shopping centre owners at the Frenchgate have angered Doncaster’s mayor – by refusing to speak to him over the future of the Grand Theatre building. Mayor Peter Davies had pledged to hold talks with the owners of the Frenchgate Centre over the future of the building, which has been at the centre of a campaign to bring it back into use. But now he has revealed they are refusing to talk to him about the future of the building, a situation he says is ‘unsatisfactory’.

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Charcoalblue’s Work on Newcastle’s Theatre Royal Wins Prestigious RICS Award

25th May 2012

One of theatre design consultancy Charcoalblue’s biggest projects of 2011 has won a prestigious Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Award. The hugely successful Newcastle Theatre Royal restoration project was honoured with both ‘Project of the Year’ and ‘Building Conservation’ Award.

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Blog: A 360-degree history of the theatre revolve

25th May 2012

This specialised weapon in a theatre’s armoury must be used with care – but the benefits are revolutionary blogs Mark Lawson for The Guardian’s Theatre Studies blog.


Historic Matlock Bath's pavilion to open again

25th May 2012

The Grand Pavilion in Matlock Bath was a music and entertainment venue, but closed several years ago. The historic building in Derbyshire is preparing to open for the first time since it was taken over by the local communit

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Lowestoft's Marina Theatre gets £250,000 investment

25th May 2012

Lowestoft’s Marina Theatre is to undergo a £250,000 refurbishment of its 750-seat auditorium. The charitable trust – which took over the running of the venue in December – will repaint, replace the seating and carpets, and install a digital 3D cinema.

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Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal consults the experts – and its public

23rd May 2012

Many organisations – not necessarily artistic ones – spend a small fortune on consultants to give them dispassionate management advice. In these recessionary times, theatres don’t have the financial resources to indulge in this. As befits its national treasure status, the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds has chosen a unique way to learn how its future might be best shaped.

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Belfast Lyric wins Tourism Award

23rd May 2012

Belfast’s Lyric Theatre has been recognised for its outstanding contribution to tourism during its first year of operations in the newly announced Northern Ireland Tourism Awards

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St Peter's Theatre is very important to the local community say supporters

22nd May 2012

St Peter’s Theatre in Somers Town opened in 1924 and is one of only six amateur stages in the country with a fly tower for changing scenes. It’s used by am dram companies as well as children’s stage groups. But its future is under threat. Vicar of St Peter’s Church, The Rev Alex Hughes, says it has been subsidising the theatre for the past couple of years and can no longer afford to do so.

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