The Theatres Trust

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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Rebalancing Our Cultural Capital Report launched

31st October 2013

Rebalancing Our Cultural Capital, an evidence-based report addressing the balance of arts funds between London and the rest of England has been published. It provides a contribution to the debate on national policy for the arts and culture in England

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King's Head opens new Hope Theatre in Islington

31st October 2013

Next week the curtain rises on a new theatre in London. The Hope Theatre will open in a function room above The Hope and Anchor pub on Upper Street in Islington, best known for staging rock gigs in its basement. The venue will be run by Adam Spreadbury-Maher, artistic director of The King’s Head Theatre, on the same street. Having used the room as a rehearsal space for the past two years, he has persuaded the brewery, Greene King, to rent it out as a second space, for free.

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Independent report claims London bias in culture funding

31st October 2013

Funding for English museums, galleries and theatres is heavily skewed towards London, a report has said. Rebalancing Our Cultural Capital, is an evidence-based report addressing the balance of arts funds between London and the rest of England

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Dave Welsh Interview – The Plymouth Palace Project

31st October 2013

Plymouth News interviewed David Welsh the Co- Director of The Plymouth Palace Theatre Project. Read the full interview on their plans for Plymouth Palace.


Hertswood Academy and Ark Theatre could be bulldozed under Elstree Corridor plans

30th October 2013

Proposals to bulldoze Hertswood Academy and the multi-million pound Ark Theatre were discussed at a council meeting tonight. Under plans to redevelop the Elstree Way Corridor, the Thrift Farm Lane high school could be demolished and merged with the the lower school site in Cowley Hill.

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Live music licensing consultation launched

29th October 2013

This consultation is about implementing reforms to entertainment licensing via a Legislative Reform Order. It sets out proposals to amend the Licensing Act 2003 so that certain entertainment activities in defined circumstances no longer require a licence before they can take place.

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Exeter group press ahead in hope to bring new theatre to the city centre

29th October 2013

A group are pressing ahead, looking at the feasibility of a new theatre in Exeter city centre. They believe that a new theatre would benefit the city and have formed a Theatre for Exeter Development Group – they have been meeting monthly since January to investigate the feasibility of the project.

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Theatres Trust joins call not to scale back 'green levies' on energy bills cuts

29th October 2013

Theatres Trust has joined leaders from more than 50 companies and institutes operating in the built environment who have written to David Cameron urging him to reconsider plans to cut green levies on energy bills.

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