The Theatres Trust

Stockport Plaza wins top conservation award

7th October 2011

The historic Stockport Plaza has beaten strong competition from across the region to win a much sought after conservation award. The Plaza won the Royal Town Planning Institute North West and Institute of Historic Building 2011 Conservation Award. The Grade II* Listed Art Deco Super Cinema and Variety Theatre has recently undergone a £3.3 million restoration project.

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Winchester Theatre Royal celebrates successful decade

7th October 2011

It was a case of black tie and Ballet Black as the Theatre Royal in Winchester celebrated 10 years of success. A decade has passed since the Jewry Street venue reopened after a major refit that took five years. Since then the theatre has attracted a host of stars along with record audiences during its recent programmes. To mark the milestone, hundreds gathered for a gala performance after sipping champagne on Monday, October 3.

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City council could cut Derby Quad arts centre and Derby Theatre's funding

6th October 2011

Derby City Council has announced plans to cut funding to some of the city’s main arts and culture venues. Quad Arts Centre and Deda, formerly Derby Dance Centre, will have their funding gradually phased out over the next four years. The council said it hoped both venues would become self-sufficient by increasing their commercial income. Quad’s Chief Executive Keith Jeffrey described the budget proposals as “an unexpected hammer blow”.

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Demolition and redevelopment for Earls Court Two

6th October 2011

Planning application: 2011/02001/OUT

The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above outline planning application for the demolition and alteration of Earls Court Two and the redevelopment of the site including new open space and mixed use development to accommodate residential use (Class C3); office (Class B1); retail (Classes A1- 5); hotel and serviced apartments (Class C1); leisure (Class D2), private hospital (Class C2) and Education/Health/Community/Culture (Class D1).

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

To view details of the application online, please click here and enter the application number, then click Search.


Repairs, upgrading and refurbishment proposed for the Theatre Royal, Haymarket

6th October 2011

Planning application: 11/07070/FULL

Westminster City Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application for the installation of roof safety access, cable guarding and associated repairs, replacement rooflights and walkway access on roof as well as infilling the pavement lights. Also internal alterations at basement to fourth floor levels to 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 and click search.


Southwark Playhouse can return to London Bridge says Network Rail

6th October 2011

Network Rail has agreed to offer Southwark Playhouse a new home in the rebuilt London Bridge Station, it emerged this week. In the summer Southwark Playhouse launched a high-profile campaign to persuade the rail infrastructure company to find it a new home when London Bridge Station is rebuilt.

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Blackpool North Pier Theatre relaunches with pop line-up

5th October 2011

Blackpool North Pier Theatre has signalled a change in programming with its relaunch next month, featuring Erasure and Beverley Knight as its headline acts. After the shock closure of the theatre and subsequent cancellation of all its summer shows in early September, essential backstage renovation work and modernisation of dressing rooms and windows is currently being undertaken

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The curtain rises at Canterbury's new Marlowe Theatre

5th October 2011

The curtain has risen at Canterbury’s new £26.5m Marlowe Theatre following a two-year construction project. The new building has seating for 1,200 people and an orchestra pit that can accommodate up to 80 musicians. High profile names such Orlando Bloom, Joanna Lumley, Jools Holland, Timothy West and Prunella Scales supported a £4.2m fundraising campaign.

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Chester city theatre plans considered by council

5th October 2011

Plans to build a new £42m theatre in Chester are to be considered by Cheshire West and Chester City Council. The site of the former Odeon cinema on Upper Northgate Street has been recommended by consultants over two other locations. The new venue would create about 133 full time jobs in the city, which has been without a theatre since the closure of the Chester Gateway in 2007.

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New access platform & lift for Kilmarnock's Palace Theatre

4th October 2011

Listed building application: 11/0613/LB

East Ayrshire Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above listed building application for the installation of a free standing access platform and lift at the rear stage door of the Palace Theatre in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire.

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

To view details of the application online, please click here enter the application number, then click Search.


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