The Theatres Trust

The Stage Columns: Regional, yes but not ‘provincial’

3rd October 2012

The word ‘regional’ is a loaded one. It carries baggage. As theatre journalist Catherine Love wrote in a recent column for Exeunt, it’s “a tag that risks being used to imply something limited, something insular and blinkered, perhaps even something quaintly pastoral.”

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RIBA hits out at government’s ‘inflexible’ school templates

3rd October 2012

The RIBA has blasted the government’s plans for a fresh wave of standardised schools, claiming they will ‘deprive’ students and teachers of quality learning environments

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Artsdepot rescues ‘homeless’ dance college

2nd October 2012

Vocational dance college London Studio Centre has been given a temporary home by London arts centre Artsdepot, where it is set to move at the end of the lease on its current home. The Islington-based higher education college stated that it had been difficult to find a new permanent base because suitable spaces were particularly hard to find in London.

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Isle of Wight Ryde Theatre sale agreed

2nd October 2012

Ryde Theatre is facing a brighter future with news that a sale has been agreed. The Isle of Wight Council is set to receive £400,000, which is the best offer the authority had received during a period of marketing the listed building on Lind Street.

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Event: EducationLive 12 November 2012

2nd October 2012

Simon Callow, former Theatres Trust trustee, will make a special guest appearance at this year’s EducationLive, the annual event that offers teachers the unique chance to discover the incredible educational opportunities offered at more than 20 of London’s top theatres. The Theatres Trust will be exhibiting.

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Innovative new school designs deliver efficiency for every pound spent

2nd October 2012

Every new primary and secondary school will be built more efficiently, sustainably and cheaply in line with new baseline designs announced the Department for Education today, delivering a 30 per cent cost reduction and saving up to £6 million per school compared to Building Schools for the Future (BSF) schools.

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Government unveils vision for 15% smaller schools

2nd October 2012

The government has revealed its vision for a new wave of standardized schools up to 15 per cent smaller and £6 million cheaper than previous designs. Three ‘baseline’ prototypes have been unveiled demonstrating how contractors and architects can shave 30 per cent off the cost of new school buildings.

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National Theatre reports record annual takings of £80m

2nd October 2012

The National Theatre has reported record yearly takings of £80m, more than double those of 10 years ago and nearly £10m more than last year. Director Sir Nicholas Hytner praised the figures but added that cuts to funding were “neglecting the arts”

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Blog: National Theatre artistic director calls for government to restore arts funding

2nd October 2012

Nicholas Hytner says National’s recent high earnings have relied on spate of successful West End transfers, such as War Horse blogs Charlotte Higgins for The Guardian Culture Blog.


Council orders study into Derby Hippodrome's future as a theatre

2nd October 2012

Potential uses for Derby’s former Hippodrome theatre will be explored as part of another study into its future. Past studies by supporters of the grade two listed building have suggested turning it back into a working theatre. This time it is Derby City Council which has said it will pay towards the cost of an independent study which will have to look at whether the building has a future which stacks up financially.

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