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New pub theatre planned for Islington

12th October 2013

Islington will soon be able to boast having London’s oldest and newest pub theatres thanks to the creative team behind a celebrated venue. For more than four decades the King’s Head Theatre in Upper Street has entertained culture junkies but now there are plans to launch a new fringe theatre just a short walk up the road above the Hope and Anchor pub.

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Comment is free: Arts funding: the National Theatre is the very model of public-private partnership

12th October 2013

The public-private partnership Nicholas Hytner has forged at the National should be a blueprint for the subsidised arts sector writes The Observer.


Bryn Terfel: Pontio theatre named after opera star in Bangor

11th October 2013

A theatre at a new arts centre in north Wales will be named after the Welsh opera star Bryn Terfel. The venue within the Pontio arts complex under construction in Bangor, Gwynedd, will be named ‘Theatr Bryn Terfel’.

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Stockton Globe Theatre wins £4m heritage lottery grant

11th October 2013

A project to restore a rundown music venue on Teesside has won a £4m heritage lottery grant. The Grade II-listed Globe Theatre on Stockton High Street opened in 1935 and hosted music acts including The Rolling Stones and The Beatles.

The building closed for the last time in 1997 and has since suffered from significant deterioration. The Globe Stockton Foundation plans to re-open the theatre as a 2,500-seat venue and create 60 new jobs.

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Burnley Empire theatre looking doomed

11th October 2013

The former Empire theatre has been named for the sixth consecutive time on the Theatre Buildings at Risk Register. The Victorian era building, in Cow Lane, was put in the second highest category of risk by the Theatres Trust.

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English Heritage launch Heritage at Risk Register 2013 released

10th October 2013

English Heritage have released their Heritage at Risk Register 2013.

Find out which theatres they have included on their 2013 register.


Old Vic plans new look as part of major restoration project

10th October 2013

The Old Vic theatre is planning a major refurbishment as it approaches its bicentennial year. London’s oldest working theatre, home to the original National theatre company on its launch 50 years ago, will submit a planning application to Lambeth Council next month with a view to restoring and redeveloping its premises.

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Arts grant secures Shropshire's Bishop's Castle theatre for two years

10th October 2013

The future of a Shropshire theatre has been secured for the next two years – thanks to a £30,000 arts grant. The SpArC Theatre in Bishop’s Castle was on the verge of cancelling all its shows earlier this year after Teme Leisure, which owns and runs the leisure centre it is housed in, pulled all funding.

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Theatrical Managment Association to be known as UK Theatre from 2014

10th October 2013

Since its inception in 1894, the TMA has represented and supported theatrical organisations all across the UK. Over the years we have also been approached by individuals and a wide range of organisations who wished to benefit from our services, and we have done our best to accommodate them.

After eighteen months of planning, research and feedback, they have designed five new types of Membership that will allow them to simultaneously improve our range of services and engage with more people in the arts than ever before.

The five types of Membership available from January 2014 will be:

- Professional Membership

- Professional Plus Membership

- Organisation Membership

- Concert Hall Affiliate Membership

- Corporate Membership

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ATG plans to sell off theatre naming rights

10th October 2013

The Ambassador Theatre Group has revealed that it is looking into selling the naming rights to some of its historic London and regional venues. The move comes as part of a push from the UK’s largest theatre operator to secure sponsorship deals with commercial brands, which could also see the company launch an Orange Wednesday-style deal for free theatre tickets.

ATG holds leases on 10 venues in the West End including the Duke of York’s Theatre, the Piccadilly Theatre and Lyceum Theatre, as well as others in the regions. It has the freehold on the Apollo Victoria and four venues outside London, and manages the remaining theatres in its portfolio.

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