The Theatres Trust

Putting culture and sport at the heart of strategic commissioning: LGA Councillor briefing note

1st September 2012

Culture and sport have a significant contribution to make to improving outcomes for individuals and communities. But they are not always involved fully when it comes to commissioning services to improve outcomes for children and young people, older and vulnerable adults. Here they can help deliver health improvements, particularly to those in greatest need.

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New-look Carnegie Theatre in Workington to be unveiled

31st August 2012

The curtain will be raised next week on the newly-revamped Carnegie Theatre. The Workington venue closed in May for a £220,000 refurbishment to bring the building into the 21st century. The balcony of the theatre has been opened up to give more space for new seating, floors have been replaced and new sound and lighting systems installed.

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New CEO for Belfast Grand Opera House

31st August 2012

The Grand Opera House are delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Hill as their new Chief Executive

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First pictures of the proposed £40m theatre for Chester revealed

30th August 2012

The first artist’s impressions of Chester’s £40.5m theatre and cultural venue have been unveiled. But theatregoers will have to be patient to see the dream come true as the new proposed opening date has been revealed as March 2016.

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A natural backdrop: Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

30th August 2012

Haworth Tompkins’ timber interventions to Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre make sure the park is the star of the show, writes Felix Mara.

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Derby Assembly Rooms replacement considered

30th August 2012

Plans are being made for a major arts venue in Derby to replace the city’s Assembly Rooms. Council, arts and business leaders said the new venue would cost between £25m and £40m and be “potentially the best in the East Midlands”. Bob Betts, who chairs the city’s Active Culture Board, described the replacement of the Assembly Rooms as “long overdue”.

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Birmingham Hippodrome in refurb race

30th August 2012

The stage at the Birmingham Hippodrome is being replaced as part of a £1.1m refurbishment programme which must be completed within the next four weeks.

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Theatre energy is placed under the spotlight

30th August 2012

Strong environmental standards are to become compulsory for organisations bidding for Arts Council England funding. All National Portfolio Organisations, of which the Plymouth Theatre Royal is one, will have to measure and improve their water and energy use from next year.

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Deadline for next round of Architectural Heritage Fund funding October 24

29th August 2012

The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) is a registered charity that promotes the conservation and regeneration of historic buildings in the UK. Grants and low interest loans are available to voluntary organisations and building preservation trusts (BPTs) to regenerate historic buildings. The next deadline for applications is the 24th October 2012

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Milestone for £5.6m Newbridge Memorial Hall restoration

29th August 2012

A topping out ceremony is being held today (29 August) to mark the latest milestone in the £5.6m restoration of Newbridge Memorial Hall – the historic arts venue in South Wales. Seddon Construction started work on the overhaul in January, with Alwyn Jones Architects designing the restoration of the Grade II*-listed ‘Memo’ and the Grade II-listed Institute.

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