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100 years of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, in audio of course

9th April 2013

The Birmingham Rep’s history is rich and varied, and in 2013, 100 years old. Records of the company over this period tell a remarkable story of the writers, directors, designers, actors, photographers, wardrobe, set-builders, stage crew, administrators, critics and audiences who have made The REP what it is today. And this accumulation of todays is preserved by REP100, a partnership project between Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Birmingham Archives.

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Richard Wentworth's Black Maria theatre breathes life into King's Cross

9th April 2013

Designed with young Swiss architecture practice Gruppe, the temporary structure is part public stage, part meeting house writes Oliver Wainright for The Guardian.


Church hall goes into new phase as Glasgow West End newest theatre

9th April 2013

A new theatre space is to open in a Glasgow West End church. The Cottiers Kelvinbridge Theatre will be located in the newly refurbished main hall of Lansdowne Church in Glasgow’s Great Western Road. It is being developed by the Four Acres Charitable Trust which operates Cottiers Theatre in Hyndland.

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New lease for Sheffield theatres

9th April 2013

The Lyceum Theatre Trust and Sheffield Theatres have signed a new lease to ensure the future of the Lyceum Theatre.

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Popular Croydon cafe Matthews Yard celebrates first year in business

9th April 2013

Matthews Yard officially opened on April 21, 2012, and has enjoyed a successful first year in business. The venue started as a cafe and co-working space but has since grown into a hub for a variety of projects including Croydon Tech City and Croydon Radio. It also became one of the first crowd funded theatres in the country after more than £6,000 was raised from public donations to build a arts studio.

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BDP wins Aberdeen Music Hall renovation

8th April 2013

BDP has been chosen for the renovation of Aberdeen’s Music Hall. The building, listed at category A, is being overhauled by Aberdeen Performing Arts (APA), who shortlisted five firms for the project.

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Array – new theatre seating by Zaha Hadid

8th April 2013

Zaha Hadid has unveiled Array, a new theatre seating system

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Margaret Thatcher casts a long shadow over theatre and the arts

8th April 2013

She had little time for culture – and once hailed Andrew Lloyd Webber as a great British export. But Thatcher dominated playwrights’ imaginations, along with so much else writes Michael Billington for The Guardian.


Investec survey: 40% of people want businesses to fund the arts

7th April 2013

Four in ten people think UK businesses have a duty to support the arts sector through corporate sponsorshop and more than a third say wealthy individuals should offer more financial support to the arts, findings of a new survey from Investec Wealth & Investment reveals.

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Haworth Tompkins' Shed opens at the National Theatre

6th April 2013

Haworth Tompkins’ temporary studio outside the National Theatre, The Shed, opened on April 9th 2013. Designed and built in a year, it gives the theatre a third auditorium for the year that the Cottesloe will be closed during the NT Future redevelopment, also designed by Haworth Tompkins.

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