The Theatres Trust

Who wants to reopen Garston’s Empire Theatre?

12th July 2012

Which building in Liverpool would you choose to regenerate if you could pick from any that are not currently in use? writes Laura Davis for the Liverpool Daily Post. I would go for the former Irish Centre – the Wellington Rooms on Mount Pleasant.

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The second act: How Shoreditch Town Hall could become a major new performing space

12th July 2012

For the past 40 years or so Shoreditch Town Hall has hung slightly back from Old Street looking a little forgotten and forlorn – its once grand facade no longer fashionable, accruing grime and muck. At one point the roof almost fell in and English Heritage had to put the Grade II-listed building on the “at risk” register. But, in a way, all that might have worked in its favour. The developers have ignored it.

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Theatre buildings scoop top RIBA architects’ prizes

11th July 2012

Theatre buildings such as the Garsington Opera Pavilion and the Lyric in Belfast have been recognised by the Royal Institute of British Architects in its 2012 awards.

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Darlington Arts Centre added to at-risk theatre register

9th July 2012

The soon-to-be former Darlington Arts Centre has been added to a list of at-risk theatre buildings across the UK. Nearly 50 buildings feature on the theatre buildings at risk register, published by the Theatres Trust yesterday. The trust says a lack of care and investment leaves such buildings vulnerable to neglect.

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Historic Great Yarmouth Regent Theatre placed on ‘at risk’ list

9th July 2012

The Regent was placed on the Theatres At Risk list 2012 along with 48 other theatres across the country. The Edwardian gem, nestled in the heart of Great Yarmouth, has been empty since Mecca bingo pulled out in December last year and now the building is at risk of being lost, according to the Theatres Trust.

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Darlington Arts centre closes doors for last time

9th July 2012

On Saturday 7 July it was closing time for a venue that was at the heart of its community for 30 years.

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Job Vacancy: Finance Officer (P/T)

9th July 2012

The Theatres Trust is seeking an experienced qualified Accountant to join its staff team. As the Finance Officer of this charity and public body which promotes the better protection of theatre buildings you will be responsible for the preparation of financial reports; annual financial accounts, quarterly management accounts, budgets and cash-flow forecasts; project management, claims and monitoring; grants payments; and all day to day financial transactions.

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Hulme’s Hippodrome and Playhouse among historic theatres ‘at risk’

9th July 2012

Two of Manchester’s oldest theatres have been named on an ‘at risk’ register by a leading charity. The Theatres Trust says every effort must now be made to save Hulme Hippodrome and Hulme Playhouse. The interiors, dating back to the 1900s, have been described as an ‘opulent riot’ of Roccoco style, the only surviving examples of their kind in the country.

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Curtain rises on St Ives puppet theatre

6th July 2012

A new theatre is opening in west Cornwall in a converted boat shed. The Boat House Theatre opens with a premiere that features old favourites including Red Riding Hood and the Teddy Bears’ Picnic.

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Trust highlights threat to Scottish theatres

6th July 2012

Five theatres in Scotland have been placed on a national list of venues in danger of “being lost”.

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