The Theatres Trust

Campaign launched to win lottery cash for Spanish City Dome

25th September 2013

A campaign has been launched to secure lottery funding to help restore an historic landmark, the Spanish City Dome, in Whitley Bay. The scheme includes a children’s activity centre, restaurant, cafe and retail units inside the 1910 dome. Earlier this year, a bid for lottery cash to pay towards the restoration work was turned down. A £3.5m grant was needed for the project.

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Fears historic Hippodrome in Brighton could be lost forever as venue placed on 'most at risk' list

25th September 2013

A listed Victorian venue which has hosted The Beatles and The Rolling Stones has been named one of the most “at risk” theatres in the country. The Grade II* listed Hippodrome, in Middle Street, Brighton, has been empty since 2007. Despite £18 million plans to bring the building back into use as an eight-screen cinema, TheTheatres Trust fears the venue could disappear forever if urgent works are not carried out.

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Charcoalblue magic shines at The Leys School's prestigious Great Hall

25th September 2013

Problem-solving theatre consultancy Charcoalblue has collaborated with Bland, Brown and Cole architects to inject its bespoke brand of design sorcery to create Cambridge’s The Leys School’s new £9m Great Hall.

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Bolton's Octagon aiming to be named 'Britain's most welcoming theatre'

25th September 2013

Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle calls its work one of the wonders of the world, acclaimed actress Maxine Peake deems it atmospheric and TV favourite Sue Johnston hailed it as a jewel in Bolton’s crown. Now the Octagon Theatre is hoping to add the title of Britain’s Most Welcoming Theatre to its list of plaudits.

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Dumfries Theatre Royal overhaul approved

25th September 2013

A £2m project to overhaul Scotland’s oldest working theatre has secured planning permission from councillors.The Theatre Royal in Dumfries was saved from closure by a charitable trust a little over two years ago.

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Announcing the Final Nominees for the 2013 Knight of Illumination Awards

23rd September 2013

The eagerly anticipated shortlists of lighting designers nominated for a much-coveted Knight of Illumination Award have been announced. Established to celebrate outstanding achievements in British lighting design in the sectors of TV, Theatre and Concert Touring and Events, the awards are voted on by panels of professional reviewers who work in each of the specific sectors.

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Bristol business is thanked for new Tobacco Factory Theatre seating

23rd September 2013

Following a six month public appeal, Bristol’s Tobacco Factory Theatre is delighted to announce that its new auditorium seating is now fully installed and ready for use by the public. The investment in new seating was undertaken to increase audience capacity and is part of an on-going programme of updates and improvements at the much loved hub for classical and contemporary theatre.

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Halton's flagship theatre invites residents to cast their votes

23rd September 2013

You could put your theatre up in lights ahead of the West End and help The Brindley get crowned The UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre. Voting is now open for the award, part of the My Theatre Matters campaign in association with Classic FM. It is designed to give a voice to theatregoers who value their local theatres and the public funding that is required to keep them operating for their communities.

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Worksop: Curtain lifted on refurb for old theatre

22nd September 2013

The dream of turning the old Regal Theatre in Worksop back into a jewel at the heart of the community is gathering pace for the men behind the project.

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Plymouth Palace Theatre Dance Academy 'at highest risk'

20th September 2013

Plymouth’s Palace Theatre in Union Street has been included on the Theatre Buildings at Risk Register 2013 – as being at greatest risk of being lost. 48 theatres feature on Register 2013, published by national advisory public body, The Theatres Trust- including the abandoned Dance Academy club. Compared to last year there are ten new theatres at risk, seven theatres have been saved, but four have been lost forever.

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