The Theatres Trust

E-petition launched to help save London's Cochrane Theatre

20th August 2012

The Cochrane Theatre was closed for public performances in September 2011. In October 2010 it was purchased by developer Mr. Raj Mathura of Grange Hotels as part of a proposed demolition and development on the site of the University of the Arts London.

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Event: Culture Matters 2012 14 November

19th August 2012

Culture Matters 2012 Capturing the social and economic value of cultural heritage:Perspectives and projects from across Europe 14 – 16 November 2012 How can cultural heritage improve cities and regions? What is the value of cultural heritage and how can, and should, this be measured? How do you make culture matter to a new generation? What are resourceful cultural organisations doing to survive in tough financial times? These are just some of the questions that will be explored and answered at Culture Matters 2012 in the historic city of Norwich

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St-Just-in-Penwith open-air theatre aims to be another Minack

16th August 2012

Ambitious plans have been launched to raise £140,000 to restore Cornwall’s oldest surviving open-air theatre to full use. The Plen Project aims to build a backstage facility at the Plen-an-gwarry in St Just, allowing the medieval amphitheatre off Bank Square to host a full summer programme of performances, similar to that at the Minack in Porthcurno.

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Page\Park's overhaul of Glasgow's Theatre Royal starts on site

16th August 2012

Work has begun on an £11.5 million revamp of Glasgow’s Theatre Royal designed by local architects Page\Park. The project, for client Scottish Opera, is aimed at creating a world-class venue in time for the Commonwealth Games in the city in 2014. It received a major boost earlier this month when the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded it a grant of £850,000.

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Dame Vivienne Westwood becomes Patron to aid Bournemouth Arts Centre

16th August 2012

Dame Vivienne Westwood joins forces with locals in Boscombe, Bournemouth as patron in a bid to save the Boscombe Centre for Community and Arts (BCCA) from demolition by the local Conservative Council, who wish to build 11 houses on the site after forming a Community Land Trust (CLT) with Bournemouth 2026.

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Llanelli Theatr Elli's 70 year run comes to an end

15th August 2012

Theatr Elli will close its doors next month (September) after entertaining the people of Llanelli for more than 70 years.

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Q&A: 'Theatr Elli has been a part of most people's upbringing'

15th August 2012

The Llanelli Star interviews former manager of Theatr Elli.

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Job Vacancy: Part-time Finance Officer
(21 hours)

15th August 2012

The Theatres Trust is seeking an experienced qualified Accountant to join its staff team. As the Finance Officer of this charity and public body which promotes the better protection of theatre buildings you will be responsible for the preparation of financial reports; annual financial accounts, quarterly management accounts, budgets and cash-flow forecasts; project management, claims and monitoring; grants payments; and all day to day financial transactions.

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New Edge Hill University Arts Centre on target for September opening

14th August 2012

The Arts Centre at Edge Hill University is a £2m plus project that will see a complete overhaul of an existing building that currently houses the Rose and Studio Theatres and the University’s Performing Arts Department.

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Monmouth's Savoy theatre looks to new era

13th August 2012

The trustees of Wales’ oldest theatre building are moving into a new era with a new director. Chris Ryde, who became one of ten trustees in 2010 and was chairman of the charitable trust until last month, has become its full-time director. He will be spearheading the trust’s ambition to make the Savoy a successful entertainment venue that breathes life into the local community. Mr Ryde has taken early retirement from working in the theatre and television industry to take up the challenge.

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