The Theatres Trust

Theatres Trust Director rides again for First Night Riders 2013

20th June 2013

The First Night Riders 2013 are on the road again raising funds for The Theatrical Guild – and once again the Trust’s Director, Mhora Samuel is taking part and you can sponsor her!

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Llandudno Grand could be saved as community theatre

20th June 2013

A trust set up to preserve a Llandudno’s historic buildings wants to see a former nightclub and Grand theatre restored it to its former use as a theatre. The Llandudno Seaside Buildings Preservation Trust is investigating ways of acquiring the premises, which until last week housed the Broadway Boulevard nightspot.

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Local leaders network Head to head: should councils cut arts funding?

20th June 2013

Local authorities seem to be split on whether arts budgets should be reduced or added to in a time of austerity. Newcastle city council announced 50% cuts to the arts in March, and some councils have opted for a 100% reduction in funding. What are your thoughts on this contentious subject? The Guardian’s Public Service Reform Hub, from the Local Leaders Network ask two local government experts to discuss whether we need to think twice about cuts to the arts


Parliamentary arts debate: is this bland point-scoring as good as it gets?

20th June 2013

A few bright moments aside, it was several hours of mechanical soundbites – and pretty short on evidence of any listening blogs Charlotte Higgins for The Guardian Culture Blog.


Wilton’s Music Hall awarded £1.8m HLF grant to secure its future

20th June 2013

Wilton’s Music Hall in east London has been given a grant of £1.85 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund, which marks the final step in its fundraising campaign to preserve the venue.

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A Few Plan B’s For Stockton’s Globe Theatre Project

20th June 2013

Sat unused since the 90s, The Globe Theatre in Stockton is awaiting a decision on whether or not it will receive Heritage Lottery funding for its multi-million pound renovation – a decision which is expected in September, according to Stockton Council.

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Haworth Tompkins’ Battersea Arts Centre overhaul plans revealed

20th June 2013

Haworth Tompkins has submitted plans to overhaul the Grade II*-listed Battersea Arts Centre in south-west London. A courtyard theatre, linked performance stages and short-term homes for 24 artists are planned to transform EW Mountford’s former town hall.

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The tortoise & the hare: The Shed by Haworth Tompkins

20th June 2013

Haworth Tompkins’ Shed runs rings around the National Theatre, but is it more than a sideshow? asks Felix Mara in Architects Journal


Stockton Globe renovation plans wait on lottery grant

19th June 2013

The company behind a proposed £4m renovation of Stockton’s Globe Theatre has “no plan B” should the project fail to secure lottery funding. Stuart Monk, managing director of the Globe’s owner Jomast, said the firm was confident an application for Heritage Lottery Fund cash would be successful.

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Nimax chief Nica Burns urges extra protection for theatres

19th June 2013

Theatre leaders should lobby the government for mandatory consultation on new developments close to venues to stop their operations from being threatened, Nimax Theatres chief executive Nica Burns has said.

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