The Theatres Trust

Glasgow Citizens theatre to let fans buy piece of history

11th August 2013

Theatre audiences often go home with a new ­experience, but fans of one of Scotland’s most famous theatre, the Citizens in ­Glasgow, will soon be able to go home with a part of the building itself.

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Calderstones Mansion House Garden Theatre ready for re-opening

11th August 2013

Half the tickets have already been sold for the reopening of Liverpool’s most famous outdoor theatre, Calderstones Mansion House Garden Theatre, which has been defunct for 30 years. Thanks to the Reader Organisation it reopens next week with Shakespeare’s King Lear, staged by London’s Globe Theatre company.

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Curtain poised to rise on £250m Theatreland sale

11th August 2013

The owner of prominent West End venues is to be put up for sale within months amid strong trading in Theatreland, Sky News learns.

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Nottingham Playhouse gets £1m Arts Council funding

9th August 2013

The Nottingham Playhouse, which marks its 50th anniversary this year has been handed £1m in arts funding to help it become more energy efficient, the money would be spent on solar panels and new light fittings.

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Arts face £124m extra local funding cuts

9th August 2013

DCLG has just published the budgeted expenditure for local authorities in 2013/14. The figures reveal that while the overall spend by local authorities will actually increase slightly from 2012/13 to 2013/14 – from £98.4 billion to £102.2 billion – spending on culture will fall. In fact, its cut of 4.2% – from £2.9 billion to £2.8 billion – is the largest percentage cut to any sector at local government level.

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West Midlands fights for its arts as more cuts are announced

9th August 2013

Birmingham’s ten MPs are now set to have an urgent meeting with the chairman of the Arts Council, the body which funds theatres, orchestras and dance companies, after Ministers announced its grant would cut by another five per cent – on top of a 30 per cent cut imposed since 2010.

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The Public arts centre in West Bromwich to close

9th August 2013

Sandwell Council says it cannot continue subsidising the £30,000-a-week cost of running the attraction, which cost £67m and opened in June 2008.

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Unexpected twist as Dudley Hippodrome decision deferred

9th August 2013

A unanimous decision by Dudley Council’s Planning Committee to defer a decision on demolishing the historic 1930s theatre building until further investigations had taken place has been met with relief in the town.

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Trust set to run Workington Carnegie theatre

9th August 2013

A trust is being set up to take over the running of Workington’s Carnegie Theatre. Theatre owner Allerdale council is in discussions with a group of users to eventually turn the theatre into a not-for-profit trust.

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Derby Hippodrome: Campaigners back theatre option

8th August 2013

Campaigners trying to save a derelict Derby theatre are backing an option to restore it to its former use. A feasibility study commissioned by the city council and English Heritage outlined three possible uses for the building. A full restoration of the theatre would cost about £16m.

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