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Tobacco Factory Theatre reveals new seating

27th August 2013

Numb bums will be a thing of the past for theatre-goers at the Tobacco Factory Theatre. The dynamic and popular studio theatre in Southville has undergone a transformation with brand new, custom-made seating installed.

The impressive new 329-seat in-the-round configuration, which audiences can experience for the first time on Friday, will be a vast improvement on the small, uncomfortable seats that audiences have put up with in order to view the excellent work on offer. The theatre space was just a shell early last week after the seats and decking were ripped out and donated to Bristol entertainment venues the Bierkeller and Hamilton House.

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Construction of World Stage Design 2013 recyclable theatre has begun

27th August 2013

Construction of Wales’ newest theatre venue has begun. A temporary, fully functioning recyclable theatre is being built for the World Stage Design 2013 festival, opening in Cardiff this September. The Willow Theatre will be built in under three weeks in the courtyard of the Anthony Hopkins Centre (former stables to Cardiff Castle) at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (RWCMD) in Cardiff.

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Foster Wilson completes Hammersmith Apollo revamp

27th August 2013

Foster Wilson Architects has completed the refurbishment of London’s Hammersmith Apollo.

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Theatre group bids to takeover Doncaster Civic

26th August 2013

A Doncaster entertainer wants to take on the running of the town’s Civic Theatre, turning it into a social enterprise business. However, his plans may be scuppered before they ever begin, by the venue’s owners, Doncaster Council, which has its own plans for the site.

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£250k needed for Barn Theatre toilets

26th August 2013

A campaign to raise quarter of a million pounds for new toilets to update an aging theatre has been launched. Trustees of Barn Theatre, on Bluehouse Lane, in Oxted, want to raise the money to build the new loos for the performers and back-stage staff.

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Curtain raised on new Alnwick Theatre cafe

25th August 2013

Act one of a change of scene at Alnwick Playhouse has been completed. A new community café was officially opened on Friday and bar facelift revealed at ceremony performed by the Mayor of Alnwick Bill Grisdale.

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Lichfield Theatre puts trust in new sponsor

24th August 2013

Lichfield Garrick has secured sponsorship for its first year as a charitable trust.

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New apprentices for ambassadors at ATG

24th August 2013

ATG, the UK’s largest theatre owner and operator, will welcome four new young employees to its theatres on 2 September as part of its technical apprenticeship programme, supported by the Creative Employment Programme with Arts Council England Lottery funding.

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New look Octagon Theatre re-opens its box office

23rd August 2013

The Octagon Theatre has opened its new box office after two months of refurbishment.

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New youth theatre building given go-ahead in Burnley

22nd August 2013

Burnley Youth Theatre’s new building has been given the final go-ahead after experts confirmed that the land is safe for development. The plans were provisionally approved by Burnley Council, allowing work to start on the annex which will house activity rooms, seating and projection screens.

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