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Mesh lighting proposed for London's Prince of Wales Theatre

17th October 2011

Listed Building application: 11/08732/LBC

Westminster City Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above listed building application for the temporary installation of mesh lighting to the Oxendon Street and Coventry Street elevations of London’s Prince of Wales Theatre from 3 October 2011 until 2 January 2012.

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.


Volunteer Theatre Planning Placements – Applications open

17th October 2011

The Theatres Trust is looking for Volunteer Theatre Planning Placements to assist in the administration of the Trust’s role as a statutory consultee for theatres in the planning system and as an expert adviser in the heritage of theatre buildings.

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Liverpool Playhouse Studio to re-open this week

17th October 2011

The Liverpool Playhouse Studio will re-open on October 20 as a performance venue, exactly 42 years after its original launch in 1969. The studio has been used in recent years as a rehearsal space but has now been converted into a studio theatre seating around 65.

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Theatres Trust responds to CLG draft National Planning Policy Framework consultation

17th October 2011

Policy Consultation: draft National Planning Policy Framework

The Theatres Trust has made comments on the Department for Communities and Local Government consultation on the draft National Planning Policy Framework

Read the Trust’s response.


Llanelli town centre revamp to include a new theatre

17th October 2011

Work is due to start on a new theatre complex, cinema and retail area while the library and a listed Georgian town house are to be refurbished. Work has already started on the £15m Eastern Gateway development that includes a 53-bedroom Travel Lodge, six-screen Reel cinema, pubs and restaurants, office space, shops, car park and a new civic square and bus station.

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Actor Daniel joins fight to save Theatre Church Astley Bridge

16th October 2011

A West End actor has given his support to the campaign to save the Theatre Church. Daniel Whitehead has just made his professional debut in South Pacific at London’s Barbi- can Centre, after being a mem- ber of CATS Youth Theatre, who have their home at the church in Seymour Road, Astley Bridge. Bolton-born Mr Whitehead said: “I’ve performed in loads of shows with CATS at the Theatre Church, and it’s their rehearsal venue too, so it is a really impor- tant place to CATS members — it feels like their home.”

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Monty Python star Terry Jones reopens Theatr Colwyn

16th October 2011

Monty Python star Terry Jones has officially reopened Theatr Colwyn in his home town of Colwyn Bay, in Conwy. The venue, which opened in 1886, is said to be Britain’s oldest operating cinema, and recently underwent a £738,000 refurbishment. Jones has said he has a soft spot for the theatre where his family performed.

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Staffordshire New Vic Theatre funding to be monitored by council

16th October 2011

Funding for a Staffordshire theatre could be more closely monitored in the future by local councillors. Newcastle Borough Council gives the New Vic Theatre an annual grant – this financial year, almost £100,000. Given the size of the grant, councillors are currently looking at how the theatre’s trust uses the money and what impact it has. It is part of a review by the local authority of its grants to the voluntary and community sector (CVS).

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£4million appeal for Newcastle People's Theatre redevelopment funding

15th October 2011

A theatre company celebrating its centenary is looking ahead to the next 100 years with ambitious refurbishment plans. The management committee of the People’s Theatre has launched a £4m centenary appeal aimed at transforming the look of the building.

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The People's Theatre, Newcastle launch revamp appeal

15th October 2011

A Theatre company has launched a £4m fundraising appeal to make it fit for the 21st Century. The People’s Theatre, at Heaton, Newcastle, is celebrating its centenary but fears for its long-term future. Since 1963 the amateur company, where actor Kevin Whately and comedian Ross Noble were once members, has occupied a former cinema beside the Coast Road at Heaton, Newcastle.

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