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New Liverpool Everyman theatre to rise after old building deconstruction completed

29th November 2011

Construction workers are set to start work on the site of the new Everyman theatre after the demolition of the old building was completed. Liverpool-based demolition experts Sloyan Doyle, who spent 20 weeks painstakingly “deconstructing” the old theatre, officially handed over the Hope Street site to builders Gilbert-Ash yesterday 28 November.

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New signage for Bournemouth's former Theatre Royal

29th November 2011

Planning application: 7-2011-2053-AJ

Bournemouth Borough Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application for the erection of one internally illuminated fascia sign, one internally illuminated projecting sign and one internally illuminated lettering sign on the former Theatre Royal now Genting Casino.

The Theatres Trust has 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.


One-year trial of scheme to safeguard future of Dundee Whitehall Theatre

29th November 2011

Dundee councillors have backed a one-year pilot scheme to keep the Whitehall Theatre open. As part of the arrangement, the city council will spend £30,000 to pay for a duty manager to help run the venue. The education department will also commit to booking it for shows by Dundee Schools Music Theatre.

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Banners proposed for the Royal National Theatre

29th November 2011

Applications: 11/02945/ADV and 11/02949/LB

The London Borough of Lambeth has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above Advertisement Consent and Listed Building applications for the display of 2 non-illuminated mesh PVC hanging banners on the North and West elevations of the Royal National Theatre.

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

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


Alterations to stagehouse, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

29th November 2011

Planning Application: 11/10360/FULL

Westminster City Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the planning application for the removal of an external timber access enclosure between fly gallery/bridge and Russell Street staircase, and replacement with steel access platform/ladders as well as the formation of new internal door opening to fly gallery to the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane.

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.


Yorke gets to work transforming derelict Cheltenham Colosseum site

29th November 2011

Yorke Construction has secured a multi-million pound contract to demolish a derelict bar and former theatre in Albion Street, Cheltenham, and redevelop the site. It was previously the Colosseum cinema and theatre dating back to 1913 and in more recent years the Springbok Bar before falling into disrepair.

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New disabled toilet for The Barn Theatre, Seaford

29th November 2011

Planning application: LW/11/1316

Lewes District Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application for the re-siting of the entrance foyer doors to accommodate alterations for a disabled toilet facility at The Barn Theatre in Seaford, East Sussex.

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.


Blog: Curtain raisers - visions of a future theatre

29th November 2011

What will the theatres of the future look like? Will purpose-built venues dedicated to one art form be obsolete? Will they be cross-purpose social spaces where art is just one of many things on offer? Will they be entirely interactive, offering experiences that continue beyond the theatre walls? Will they open all hours, allowing people to visit at times that suit them, as one might do at the Edinburgh fringe? Or will theatres be entirely itinerant, unshackled to any one particular physical space?Nicholas Kenyon was among theatre leaders debating the need for arts venues to evolve, open up and incorporate other facilities blogs Natasha Tripney for The Stage Theatre Blog.

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Tied to the kitchen sink: should theatre space remain sacred?

29th November 2011

In part four of the Secret diary of a playwright series, Steve Waters ponders the notion of theatres as homes and adjusts to the Bush theatre’s new venue.

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Two men arrested over Derby Hippodrome theatre fire

28th November 2011

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire at a theatre in Derby. Crews from six stations were called to the fire at the Grade II-listed Hippodrome in Green Lane at about 03:30 GMT on Saturday. Fifteen people were evacuated from nearby homes and a large part of the city centre had to be closed off. The men, aged 19 and 23, remain in police custody and will be questioned later.

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