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RSC's 'flatpack stage' is tested in Stratford

21st April 2011

A flatpack stage which is being taken to New York with the Royal Shakespeare Company in the summer is being tested out to see if it works. The RSC is using the theatre to recreate its Stratford-upon-Avon base in New York.

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Going green would save theatres £8m, claims report

21st April 2011

Savings worth £35 million can be made by theatre, music and visual arts over the next four years if the sectors reduce their energy use by 25% during that time, according to green arts organisation Julie’s Bicycle.

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The Stage Management Association has launched an online survey aimed at Professional Stage Managers.

20th April 2011

‘Following on from our extensive membership survey in 2008, we are now asking very specific questions of professional stage managers, whether SMA members or not, on the kind of support and advocacy they would like to see from their professional body’, explained Barbara Eifler, Executive Director of the SMA.

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Edinburgh's King's Theatre in line for a £3m revamp but £20m of work still needs done

20th April 2011

Despite the £3m overhaul, the King’s Theatre still needs a lot more spent to keep it up to scratch. Work to revamp one of Scotland’s most iconic theatre buildings will finally get under way in September – but on a much smaller scale than expected.

Less than £3 million is to be spent overhauling the King’s Theatre in Edinburgh, despite estimates over the past ten years that more than £20m needs to be spent to bring it up to scratch.

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Fate of Llanelli town's listed theatre 'still unknown'

20th April 2011

The future of one of Llanelli’s landmark buildings is still unknown, say council bosses. Carmarthenshire Council says it is still exploring all possible options for the future of Theatr Elli. A spokesman said that the council had “nothing” planned for the grade two listed building as yet.

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CLG Select Committee publishes evidence on Regeneration

20th April 2011

Recent evidence submitted by CLG to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee lays out plans for a new regeneration toolkit aimed at supporting local and national growth.

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Blog: What should the regional theatre of the future be doing?

19th April 2011

Larger theatres have a duty to support innovation and cater for communities – and we at West Yorkshire Playhouse are no different blogs Ian Brown for The Guardian Theatre Blog.

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Hopes rise for Northumberlands theatre funding

18th April 2011

A desperate cash crisis for Alnwick’s theatre scene could be eased as fresh hopes of funding emerge. Both Alnwick Playhouse and Northumberland Theatre Company (NTC) were left fearing for their future after a three-year funding bid was rejected by Arts Council England. However, at a meeting of Northumberland County Council’s Area Committee North on Monday, both were told they would not be abandoned and hopes were raised that alternative funding pots will be available.

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Liverpool Everyman redevelopment competition opens

18th April 2011

The region’s biggest construction firms are expected to compete in the eagerly awaited contest to rebuild the Everyman theatre in Liverpool. The initial tender document published by Liverpool & Merseyside Theatres Trust values the job at £13.5m excluding demolition and contingency costs.

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Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff marks 40th anniversary

18th April 2011

The Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff is celebrating its 40th anniversary at the heart of the city’s cultural scene. BBC Wales celebrates with a photo slideshow.

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