The Theatres Trust

National Theatre's 50th: Inside the Olivier's Drum Revolve

4th November 2013

Nina Caplan of the Telegraph visits the Olivier Theatre’s drum revolve, ‘an extraordinary, five-storey, computer-operated double lift contraption that enables the stage to be lowered through the floor and spun around’. With video.

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Schroders and Stanhope have demolished the former Croydon Warehouse

1st November 2013

The demolition, completed 30 October, comes after the duo earlier this year exercised a break clause to take back possession of the Warehouse Theatre building. The duo gained outline planning in July of last year for a Fosters & Partners masterplanned 2m sq ft development on nine acres adjacent to East Croydon Station. The scheme comprises 1m sq ft of offices and 550 homes.

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Ambassador Theatre Group confirms sale to Providence Equity

1st November 2013

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Ambassador Theatre Group confirms sale to Providence Equity
Published: 1 November 2013


The final curtain at Cumbria Civic Hall

31st October 2013

Whitehaven Civic Hall shuts its doors today (Thursday) – but hopes remain high that the closure will not be permanent.

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Call for memories on Strand Lighting

31st October 2013

John Wright is putting together a book provisionally titled “The Rise and Fall of Strand Lighting” to help celebrate Strand’s 100 birthday next year. He would like to receive stories from anyone who has worked for or with Strand in the UK or overseas who would like to share their memories. Any and all photographs gratefully received!

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New Crouch End venue, Arthouse, to open

31st October 2013

ARTHOUSE, Crouch End’s unique new cultural venue is set to open at the end of 2013. A team of local architects is designing multi-faceted spaces, beautifully styled with retro interiors, a throwback to vintage Hollywood.

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New figures reveal the true extent of the London/regions divide

31st October 2013

An ongoing funding bias towards London is denying huge proportions of England’s population fair access to the arts, according to a new independent report by three senior arts figures.

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Theatres Trust acts to prevent demolition of Beaton venue

31st October 2013

The Theatres Trust has objected to plans to demolish the 450-seat Shell Theatre designed by Cecil Beaton. The national advisory body for theatre buildings said that the central London performance space, which is in the basement of the Shell Centre on the South Bank, had been designed to a high technical and professional standard and could in the future be used for professional shows.

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Bold new vision to turn Barton into all-singing Gloucester Arts Quarter

31st October 2013

Visions of transforming Barton into the Gloucester Arts Quarter will begin with the unveiling of the city’s only professional theatre next year, The historic Picturedrome, in Barton Street, which has previously been a theatre and a cinema, is being prepared as a venue to rival The Everyman theatre in Cheltenham.

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Government announces planning red tape will be cut

31st October 2013

Unnecessary red tape that is no longer needed and which adds to the cost of providing new houses and enterprise will be cut as part of the Red Tape Challenge to reduce and consolidate planning regulations.

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