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National Theatre plays to be performed on its roof

25th June 2012

Two theatre companies are taking advantage of the National Theatre’s building to perform new plays on the venue’s roof. Theatre groups Made In China and Non Zero One will be performing plays in areas usually off-limits to the public.

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Eastbourne told to fall back in love with theatre to save Hippodrome

24th June 2012

Hoteliers have banded together to help try and save Eastbourne’s oldest theatre – now they need locals to help them succeed. The Royal Hippodrome opened back in 1883 and is home to the longest-running summer variety season in the UK – with comedian Jimmy Cricket topping the bill this year. However the venue is heavily reliant on the tourist trade with as few as just three per cent of locals ever having stepped foot through its doors.

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£56m Catalyst Endowment grants awarded to arts and heritage organisations

24th June 2012

In the first round of funding from the Catalyst: Endowment programme, 34 organisations are set to receive a share of £56 million to support their endowments.

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Uncertainty continues for Barking’s Broadway Theatre

22nd June 2012

A new trust will be formed to run the embattled Broadway Theatre in Barking next year, although its current executive director says the future of the venue remains unclear. The theatre’s local council, the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, announced at the end of last year it planned to terminate its financial support to the venue.

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Canterbury's Marlowe wins at Culture Awards

22nd June 2012

The Culture Awards 2012 took place in Canterbury last night and The Marlowe Theatre won two of the prestigious annual public recognitions of excellence and achievement in local cultural activity.

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Northern Stage plans to share resources with museums

21st June 2012

Northern Stage is looking to create a production hub on a brownfield site in conjunction with local museums to share facilities and expertise.

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Architecture award for Canterbury Marlowe

21st June 2012

The theatre won a RIBA Downland Award for architectural excellence at the ceremony held in Swindon on Wednesday 20 June. In the booklet that accompanies the awards, RIBA described the theatre as “truly a landmark building”

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RSC and Old Vic among recipients of £56 million endowment fund

20th June 2012

London’s Old Vic Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company are among 34 arts organisations sharing funds from a new £56 million government scheme designed to kick-start endowments in the cultural sector.

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Liverpool’s Royal Court unveils new interior after refurbishment

20th June 2012

The art deco Liverpool theatre will reopen its doors to the public next week after the completion of the first phase of its planned £10.6m redevelopment. Workers from Nobles Construction, which also restored the Neptune – now renamed the Epstein – theatre have spent the past 14 weeks completely renovating the Royal Court auditorium.

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RWCMD Wins Four Architecture Awards

20th June 2012

Just a year since it opened its new £22.5m performance and rehearsal space, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama has won four British Architecture Awards from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

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