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Lloyd Webber donates £3.5m to ArtsEd refurb

8th November 2011

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s charitable foundation is donating more than £3.5 million to Arts Educational Schools, allowing it to undergo a major refurbishment of its London home.

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Crucible theatre celebrates 40 years in Sheffield

8th November 2011

The Crucible Theatre in Sheffield is celebrating its 40th birthday. BBC Look North’s Tom Ingall reflects on the theatre’s history.

Source: BBC News


Rinaldo in talks to reopen Peterborough's Broadway Theatre

7th November 2011

Theatre lovers have been offered a glimmer of hope with talks underway to re-open Peterborough’s Broadway Theatre. Owner Rinaldo Fasulo said he is meeting interested parties to discuss a new firm coming into the building and raising the curtain.

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Liverpool Royal Court hopeful ahead of crucial Heritage Lottery Fund visit

7th November 2011

Royal Court Theatre is hoping to take a step nearer to securing funding for a £10m refurbishment of one of the city’s most historical venues. Heritage Lottery Fund officials will visit the landmark building to assess whether a further £1.3m will be granted to the Royal Court Theatre Trust. The Trust has already received around £100,000 from the organisation to develop plans for the renovation, which will preserve the theatre’s art deco architecture.

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Cash shortfall at Edinbrugh Festival City Theatres Trust puts city venues at risk

7th November 2011

Fears are growing for two of Edinburgh’s best-known theatres as the trust that runs them faces a deepening cash crisis. Auditors have warned that there is a doubt about the ability of the Festival City Theatres Trust, which runs the King’s and Festival theatres, to “continue as a going concern”. The warning is contained within financial accounts for the trust that have not yet been published publicly and indicate the extent of the financial crisis that the organisation is facing.

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Newark Palace Theatre faces cash savings plan

5th November 2011

Plans to slash the number of performances and increase charges at a Nottinghamshire theatre have gone out to public consultation. Newark and Sherwood District Council said Newark’s Palace Theatre already gets nearly £380,000 in subsidies. Lower than predicted ticket sales could add £66,000 to this, which the council has said it cannot afford.

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Report: ImagineNation - The Case for Cultural Learning

4th November 2011

The Cultural Learning Alliance believes that the arts and heritage have the power to transform young people’s lives. ImagineNation – The Case for Cultural Learning sets out how, and why.

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2011 Brick Award goes to Lyric Theatre in Belfast

4th November 2011

The Lyric Theatre, Belfast has won the award for the Best Public Building category at the 2011 Brick Awards and also the prestigious Supreme Winner award. The new Lyric Theatre opened in May 2011 and included the demolition of the existing theatre and the construction of a new building providing an auditorium, rehearsal, and studio together with technical facilities, a reception, bar / foyer, offices and an education room.

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Manchester Theatre Royal could become live music venue by 2012 - with £2m refurb

3rd November 2011

Manchester’s oldest surviving theatre building is set for a £2m refurbishment which will see it re-open as a live music venue next year. The owner of the Theatre Royal, on Peter Street, today said it was on the verge of agreeing a lease which will see the iconic building restored for live entertainment by next summer.

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Theatre Royal Manchester to become live music venue - with £2m refurb

3rd November 2011

The owner of the Theatre Royal, on Peter Street, today said it was on the verge of agreeing a lease which will see the iconic building restored for live entertainment by next summer. The property developer has also reiterated its plans, first announced in 2009, to build a 30- storey, five-star hotel behind the Theatre Royal.

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