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New Wolverhampton Central Youth Theatre home is scuppered

13th August 2016

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New Wolverhampton Central Youth Theatre home is scuppered
Published 13 August 2016


Hall for Cornwall set for £225k HLF cash

12th August 2016

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Hall for Cornwall set for £225k HLF cash
Published 12 August 2016


Half Moon Theatre’s new Stages of Half Moon heritage website

11th August 2016

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Half Moon Theatre’s new Stages of Half Moon heritage website
Published 11 August 2016


The Culture Secretary Karen Bradley sets out her plans to increase access to arts and culture

9th August 2016

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The Culture Secretary Karen Bradley sets out her plans to increase access to arts and culture.
Published 9 August 2016


Nottingham's Theatre Royal to be closed for two months during £3.2m renovation

9th August 2016

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Nottingham’s Theatre Royal to be closed for two months during £3.2m renovation
Published 9 August 2016


Finborough Theatre's future secured after plan to build flats above the venue is rejected

9th August 2016

Read more in the Evening Standard
Finborough Theatre’s future secured after plan to build flats above the venue is rejected
Published 9 August 2016


Statement: Theatres Trust and ABTT reminder about suspended fibrous plaster ceilings in theatres

8th August 2016

The 1 September marks the deadline by which theatre owners should have had their suspended plaster ceilings inspected by a specialist to ensure that they are safe. The new guidance follows the collapse of the Apollo Theatre ceiling in 2013. Details of survey requirements can be found on the ABTT website: www.abtt.org.uk/abtt-publish-new-guidance-for-the-inspection-of-suspended-fibrous-plaster-ceilings/.

Mr Melvin Sandell, HM Inspector of Health and Safety, Entertainments, made the following statement to theatre owners:

I will be writing to all local authorities shortly after 1 September to explain that theatres with suspended plaster ceilings should be able to provide evidence that their ceiling has been completely inspected by a competent person and explain how that competence was determined. If by the 1st September you will not yet be able to do this I recommend you contact your local authority as soon as possible to explain what you are doing to ensure the safety of your ceiling and agree the date by which you will have completed an appropriate inspection.

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Theatres Trust at PLASA London 2016
18 - 20 September 2016
London Olympia

8th August 2016

PLASA Show London 2016

Meet us at PLASA Show where we can help you with advice on planning and development, and expain more about our resources to make theatres sustainable, and the financial assistance we can offer through grants.

Visit us on Stand W14 to discover more about the challenges facing theatres on our 2016 Theatre Buildings at Risk Register, published on 12 September, continue our Conference 16: Protecting Theatres discussions, and pick up a copy of our Autumn Theatres Magazine.

We’ll also be presenting Theatres Trust Green Room: How Can We Help You? on Tuesday 20 September at 2.15pm.

As a supporter of the Theatres Trust we’d love to chat with you about making sure your theatre is the best it can be.

Register to attend free

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Meet the Open up! Interns

8th August 2016

Open up! Interns 2016 Open up! is officially underway. Most of our first day has been spent familiarising ourselves with architectural plans, and learning how to describe them. Tomorrow, we’ll be going on a visit to a theatre archive, and then will start cataloguing in the afternoon. Five interns are joining us to work on the project. In this post, they share why they wanted to get involved with the Open up! Project.

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Campaigners hoping to bring Hulme Hippodrome back into use say they won't give up their fight

8th August 2016

Read more in Manchester Evening News
Campaigners hoping to bring Hulme Hippodrome back into use say they won’t give up their fight
Published 4 August 2016


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