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Fear as Dudley Hippodrome is one of most at risk venues

19th September 2013

A stark warning was issued today for the future of Dudley Hippodrome as it was ranked within the ‘highest risk’ category on a list of under-threat venues.

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Neglected historic theatres face demolition

19th September 2013

The Brighton Hippodrome, the Grade II* listed theatre, is among the 48 venues that are at real risk of being demolished or are in critical physical condition. The Theatre Buildings at Risk Register this year has added 10 new at risk buildings and revealed that four have been lost forever.

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Three Scottish 'at risk' theatres saved

19th September 2013

Three Scottish theatres at risk of closure, demolition or redevelopment have been saved.

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Hippodromes top UK theatre buildings "most at risk"

19th September 2013

Brighton Hippodrome leads this year’s Theatre Buildings at Risk Register, which also names hippodromes in Derby, Dudley and Manchester as the performance spaces most under threat of being lost.

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Press Release: Theatre Buildings at Risk Register 2013 Announced

18th September 2013

The awe-inspiring Brighton Hippodrome, a magnificent Grade II-star listed variety/circus theatre, and the Grade II listed Swansea Palace, top the Theatre Buildings at Risk Register 2013 being launched at the Coronet, Elephant and Castle in London on 19 September.

48 theatres feature on Register 2013, published by national advisory public body, The Theatres Trust. Compared to last year there are ten new theatres at risk, seven theatres have been saved, but four have been lost forever.

Penelope Keith CBE DL Theatres Trust Trustee said “More has to be done to protect theatres under threat. The Trust is particularly concerned about the future of Brighton Hippodrome. Plans for the cinema conversion come close to heritage destruction of a Grade II* listed building – and there will be little chance of this wonderful theatre ever being used again for live performance.”

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Apprenticeship scheme launched by off West End theatres

18th September 2013

Battersea Arts Centre, the Lyric Hammersmith and the Bush Theatre are among thirteen of London’s off West End venues that have launched an apprenticeship scheme aimed at young people who have not been to university. Each of the theatres, which are collectively known as the London Theatre Consortium, will take on at least one apprentice to help create a “new route” into the industry for people aged 16 to 24.

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Pickering's Kirk Theatre facing imminent closure

18th September 2013

Pickering’s Kirk Theatre is facing imminent closure unless more people support the facility. The theatre, which has served the Ryedale community for well over 30 years, is run by a team of volunteers and relies completely on its own fundraising.

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West End producer Nica Burns named 'businesswoman of the year'

17th September 2013

Nica Burns, co-owner and chief executive of Nimax Theatres, has been recognised as private businesswoman of the year at the UK Private Business Awards.

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Why Is DC's Highly Successful Shakespeare Theatre Company Fighting To Avoid Eviction?

15th September 2013

Washington’s Shakespeare Theatre Company basked in Broadway limelight last summer when it received the Regional Theatre Tony Award. What does an internationally acclaimed classical troupe do for an encore? On June 12, 2012, two days after winning the Tony, the STC began legal proceedings against its longtime landlords in the Lansburgh Building. The case was publicised as a spat over rent: The troupe had been paying $70,000 annually for its 450-seat facility, and suddenly the Lansburgh officials were demanding $480,000.

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Workington's Carnegie Theatre set to reopen after £500,000 facelift

12th September 2013

The new look Carnegie theatre in Workington opens its door to the public next week. Nearly £500,000 has been spent on the Finkle Street building to revamp the auditorium and Monroe’s bar and on Tuesday the first show will take to the stage.

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