The Theatres Trust

Budget 2016: Arts and culture

16th March 2016

On 16 March 2016 The Chancellor presented his Budget to Parliament – here’s a summary of support announced for arts and culture.

- £13 million to Hull UK City of Culture 2017. This includes £5 million towards the refurbishment of Hull New Theatre and £8 million to ensure there is a lasting cultural legacy in Hull
- £5 million support to the Shakespeare North project to establish a new theatre in Knowsley, subject to business case approval and planning permission being granted
- £2 million to support the refurbishment of the Hall for Cornwall, subject to planning permission being granted
- £1 million to support S1 Artspace to create an arts complex in Sheffield, subject to planning permission being granted

Source: HM Treasury: Budget Paper 2016


Rotherham Civic Theatre cancels shows after partial ceiling collapse

16th March 2016

Read the story at The Stage
Rotherham Civic Theatre cancels shows after partial ceiling collapse
Published 15 March 2016


Campaign launched to save Shropshire SpArC leisure centre from closing

16th March 2016

Read the story at Shropshire Star
Campaign launched to save Shropshire leisure centre from closing
Published 15 March 2016


Historic Wrexham theatre set to be demolished to make way for housing

16th March 2016

Read the story at Daily Post
Historic Wrexham theatre set to be demolished to make way for housing
Published 15 March 2016


Glasgow council to cut funding for Theatre Royal and King’s Theatre

16th March 2016

Read the story at The Stage
Glasgow council to cut funding for Theatre Royal and King’s Theatre
Published 15 March 2016


Aberdeen university swimming pool could be turned into new arts theatre

16th March 2016

Read the story at Evening Express
Aberdeen university swimming pool could be turned into new arts theatre
Published 15 March 2016


£6m cash injection to Shakespearean theatre in Prescot

16th March 2016

Read the story at St Helens The Reporter
£6m cash injection to Shakespearean theatre
Published 15 March 2016


Hull to get £13m Budget boost part of which will go to refurbishment of Hull New Theatre

16th March 2016

Read the story at Hull Daily Mail
Hull to get £13m City of Culture Budget boost
Published 16 March 2016


George Osborne pledges millions to make Shakespeare theatre a reality in Prescot

16th March 2016

Read the story at Liverpool Echo
George Osborne pledges millions to make Shakespeare theatre a reality in Prescot
Published 16 March 2016


‘Show your support for Grand Theatre’ in Banbury

16th March 2016

Ross Anthony, Planning Adviser from The Theatres Trust has been quoted in Banbury Guardian.

Banbury’s historic Grand Theatre could be lost to development if the community does not rally to save it according to the chairman of Banbury Civic Society.

A new planning application has been submitted to Cherwell District Council to demolish the theatre’s 500-seat auditorium, leaving behind the facade, and build three retail units and 14 flats.

The planning applications has also met with concern from The Theatres Trust, set up to promote the protection of theatres in the UK.

In a letter to planners at CDC, Ross Anthony, the trust’s Planning Adviser, said: “The proposal does not provide full justification for the potential loss of a community and cultural facility.

“The loss of a building that could potentially be used by the community as a cultural facility would be contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework and we strongly recommend a community needs study is required to justify this.”

‘Show your support for Grand Theatre’
Published 16 March 2016


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