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Witney Corn Exchange forced to close after falling into state of disrepair

18th November 2011

The Corn Exchange in Witney town centre has been forced to closed, after falling into a state of disrepair. The town council decided temporary closure was the only option for the grade II listed building at a meeting held on Monday. The decision was prompted by the latest building inspection report, which was received last week.

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Blog: What’s the future of arts venues? Designing the future…

17th November 2011

Last night, as part of OMA / Progress and The Barbican Centre exhibition, I attended a panel discussion relating to architecture, audience and the arts called Designing for the Next Generation: What’s the Future of Arts Venues? Part lecture, part chaired discussion, the focus of the evening was on how architects are working to design arts venues that impact on future generations of audiences (and artists) blogs Jake Orr from A Younger Theatre.

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Tricycle Theatre gets new artistic director

17th November 2011

The Tricycle Theatre has appointed a new artistic director to replace Nicolas Kent when he leaves the north London venue in 2012 after 28 years. His post will be filled from next May by Indhu Rubasingham, whose previous work includes shows at the National, Royal Court and Almeida theatres.

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Regional consortium launched to tour large-scale musicals

16th November 2011

Fifteen of the UK’s leading independent theatres have come together to create Music and Lyrics, a consortium that will specialise in producing large-scale musical tours.

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Darlington Arts Centre could close among budget cuts whilst Civic stays

16th November 2011

Darlington Council plans to make 155 redundancies, shut the town’s Arts Centre and remove bus subsidies. The council has set out proposals to reduce spending by £10.8m. An initial proposal to shut the town’s Civic Theatre has now been scrapped but it will instead receive a much-reduced council subsidy.

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Burton's Repton School 400 Hall Theatre reopens after £3.3m revamp

16th November 2011

A Derbyshire theatre is to reopen following a £3.3m renovation of its facilities. The 400 Hall at Repton School, near Burton, now has adjustable seating and a new stage. The revamp also includes a new extended foyer area with a prism to allow natural light in to the building.

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Shentons View: Will the Olympics mean curtains for the West End?

15th November 2011

A story last week on financial website ThisIsMoney.co.uk reported that the Really Useful Group are considering shutting down some of its West End shows during the Olympics next year. “It’s being discussed, although nothing has yet been confirmed”. a RUG spokesman tells the site blogs Mark Shenton for The Stage..

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Byre Theatre to stay centre stage with new Fife cultural trust

15th November 2011

Following the recommendation by the local authority’s housing and communities committee to create a new cultural trust for Fife to run its libraries, museums, theatres and archives, the Byre Theatre board has pledged to work with the council and fellow cultural partners to ensure a sustainable long term future for cultural services in the region.

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Curtain finally comes down on Hull Truck theatre’s former home

15th November 2011

After welcoming countless theatre-goers and hosting thousands of performances, the curtain has finally fallen at the former home of Hull Truck Theatre. Contractors have started demolition work at the site in Spring Street which was home to Hull Truck for more than 25 years.

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Ilford's Kenneth More chairman and campaigners vow to fight for theatre

15th November 2011

The chairman and supporters of a theatre have vowed to fight for its future after it emerged Redbridge Council is considering closing the venue. It was revealed last month that top level town hall discussions had taken place over the possible closure of Kenneth More Theatre (KMT) in Oakfield Road, Ilford. The proposal involves redirecting £1.2 million to Sir James Hawkey Hall in Broomhill Road, Woodford Green, to make it the borough’s centre for amateur dramatics.

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