The Theatres Trust

Talk: From Crimson to Concrete and back–looking for the ideal theatre in the 20th century 12 February

23rd January 2014

From Crimson to Concrete and back– looking for the ideal theatre in the 20th century The restoration of the Royal Court and Hackney Empire marked rehabilitation of architecture and decoration of these Victorian survivors. The contrast with the National Theatre, in style and theatrical intention, could not be greater. This lecture explains why reaction against the conventional theatre was once such a guiding principle for architects, and how far things have reverted to their earlier state. Dr Alan Powers writes and lectures widely on art, architecture and planning, specialising in Britain in the 20th century.

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Talk: Music Hall Stages: from pothouse to palace 29 January

23rd January 2014

Music Hall Stages: from pothouse to palace Early music halls were not simply another kind of theatre. They arose from the close association between alcoholic drink and popular song, and their end came when that link was broken. This talk illustrates the evolution of the halls from their first backyard buildings to their final magnificent decline. John Earl worked with the London County Council and Greater London Council Historic Buildings teams from 1956-86, and was Director of the Theatres Trust from 1986-95. He now works exclusively on historic theatres and music halls.

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Leeds Grand Theatre at centre of six-figure fraud probe

23rd January 2014

Read more at Yorkshire Post
Leeds Grand Theatre at centre of six-figure fraud probe
Published: 23 January 2014


Bangor theatre: investigation over planning concerns

23rd January 2014

Read more at BBC News
Bangor theatre: investigation over planning concerns
Published: January 2014


Happy RE: NEW year for Chester’s £37.5m theatre project

23rd January 2014

Read more in Chester Chronicle
Happy RE: NEW year for Chester’s £37.5m theatre project
Published: 23 January 2014


David Jason back s bid to reopen Doncaster's Grand Theatre

22nd January 2014

Read more at The Star
David Jason back s bid to reopen Doncaster’s Grand Theatre
Published: 22 January 2014


Culture secretary Maria Miller defends arts funding strategy

22nd January 2014

Read more at The Stage
Culture secretary Maria Miller defends arts funding strategy
Published: 22 January 2014


Daily Politics: Asset of community value

21st January 2014

Jo Coburn is joined by chair of the Arts Council England, Sir Peter Bazalgette, to discuss the latest political news

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Brighton Hippodrome cinema plans declared incomplete

21st January 2014

Read more at BBC News
Brighton Hippodrome cinema plans declared incomplete
Published: 21 January 2014


Islingtons King's Head is saved from closure as famous pub theatre venue secures long-term backing

21st January 2014

Read more at Islington Tribune
Islingtons King’s Head is saved from closure as famous pub theatre venue secures long-term backing
Published: 21 January 2014


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