The Theatres Trust

Curtain goes up for new Tiverton Community Arts Theatre

16th July 2012

Tiverton Community Arts Theatre (TCAT) opened its doors to the public for the first time on Friday 13 July, when touring company Bish Bash Bosh brought its production of Tin Violin to town. The theatre is based at Tiverton High School, and the committee hope to improve facilities there to encourage more companies to visit Tiverton.

Read full story


Firm which evicted Greenwich Playhouse told to stop hostel work

16th July 2012

A hostel company which turfed a popular theatre group out of its premises is being ordered to stop converting the venue into accommodation. Beds and Bars firmly denied it was making room for backpacker accommodation during the Olympics when it ended Greenwich Playhouse’s lease earlier this year. But the firm is being hit with a legal notice by Greenwich Council, warning them to stop converting the space into a 26-bed hostel until they secured appropriate planning permission.

Read full story


Community Right to Challenge Grants Programme opens

16th July 2012

The £10.5 million Community Right to Challenge Grants Programme is now accepting applications from voluntary organisations in England that want to take over a local service in order to run it more effectively. The new Localism Act allows voluntary organisations across England to bid to run a service which is currently provided by their local authority that they think they can run more effectively. The Act came into effect on 27 June 2012.

Read full story


Why Cameron must not abolish the culture department

16th July 2012

The abolition of the DCMS would be a disaster for the creative industries. As we approach the Olympics, rumours that the government is planning to abolish the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) – the creative industries’ place at the cabinet table (as well as heritage, the arts, libraries, sport, the media and tourism to name just a few) – are becoming more widespread, and more grounded.

Read full story


Rose Theatre on Bankside to apply for Lottery-funded redevelopment

13th July 2012

Trustees of the Elizabethan Rose Theatre are in the process of submitting a Lottery bid which could see the final section of the site excavated if successful.

Read full story


RHWL Arts Team to rejuvenate Tara Arts in Wandsworth

13th July 2012

RHWL Arts Team has been appointed for the renovation of Tara Arts, a cross-cultural theatre in Earlsfield in the London Borough of Wandsworth. RHWL Arts Team’s brief is to upgrade the theatre building and audience experience, boosting capacity to 100 seats, creating a more flexible space for performances, a new rehearsal space and making the venue fully accessible to audience, staff and artists.

Read full story


Experts wait in wings to help save Dudley Hippodrome

13th July 2012

Theatre experts today backed the campaign to protect the former Dudley Hippodrome from the bulldozer. The Theatres Trust, a national organisation, says government legislation could be the key to safeguarding its future.

Read full story


Mystery fault delays £4m Yarmouth St George's theatre project

13th July 2012

Engineers working on the £4m St George’s Chapel project have uncovered a structural fault in the new-build pavilion, prompting an investigation and further delays. Oak columns in curtain walls have moved out of true vertical alignment, and engineers do not yet know the cause. The much-anticipated arts venue is already six months behind schedule, with no indication given as to when the theatre will open.

Read full story


Future of Margate's Theatre Royal 'at risk'

12th July 2012

The Theatres Trust said the Theatre Royal in Margate, which first opened in 1787, was one of 49 theatres across the UK facing an uncertain future. It said it feared it could stop operating as a playhouse after the firm which ran it went into administration. Thanet Leisure Force, which now runs the theatre, only has a one-year contract, the trust said.

Read full story


Opening date for Workington's Carnegie Theatre

12th July 2012

A theatre which has being undergoing a major £200,000 facelift is scheduled to reopen in six weeks. The Carnegie closed its doors to the public in May as its major transformation began. New seating is being installed, changing rooms rebuilt and a host of other improvements carried out to the interior and exterior of the building in Finkle Street, Workington.

Read full story


The Theatres Trust

22 Charing Cross Road
London WC2H 0QL

T 020 7836 8591
F 020 7836 3302

Have you seen?

Exterior Muni Arts Centre, Pontpridd, 2010
Muni Arts Centre
Pontypridd

Protecting theatres for everyone