The Theatres Trust

Wanted! Directors for Fife Cultural Trust

20th March 2012

Fife’s newest cultural charity is looking for people with a passionate interest in cultural activities to volunteer their services to help govern the new Trust. Seven independent Directors, or Trustees as they are also known, are needed to join the Board. Fife Cultural Trust will cover a wide range of cultural services, managed and operated from a large number of buildings.

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Royal Holloway London University gets new £3.5m theatre

20th March 2012

Building work has started on a £3.5m theatre at Royal Holloway in Surrey. A theatre built in 1981 for £50,000 has been demolished at the University of London’s Egham campus to make way for the new facility. The old theatre, where actor Mark Strong and musician KT Tunstall both trained, had fallen into rapid structural decline.

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Expressions of interest sought for One Tower Bridge as a cultural destination

20th March 2012

On the instructions of Berkeley Homes, Expressions of Interest are invited for a leasehold interest in 6,079 sqm (GIA) of D1/D2 space for development as a theatre, concert hall, gallery, exhibition space, visitor attraction or other cultural use at Berkeley Homes iconic One Tower Bridge development.

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£1m fund could see Ayr Gaiety re-open to the public

19th March 2012

South Ayrshire Council is expected to ratify a new report this week recommending that £1 million in new funding should be made to the once-famous Ayr Gaiety which closed three years ago. And that backing will mean the theatre will be able to re-open its doors in September. The report, by the executive director of children and community to South Ayrshire Council, recommends the provision of £750,000 over five years “to the partnership which has been established between the council, Ayr Gaiety Partnership and University of West of Scotland”.

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Repairs proposed for Colchester’s Mercury Theatre

19th March 2012

Planning application: 120321

Colchester Borough Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application for a replacement roof covering and new windows at the Mercury Theatre in Colchester.

The Theatres Trust supported the application. Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning application online, please click here and enter the application number, then click search.


Temporary arena proposed in front of Weymouth’s Pavilion

19th March 2012

Planning application: 12/00132/FUL

Weymouth & Portland Borough Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application for a temporary platform and 1000 capacity arena in the front car park of the Pavilion Theatre in Weymouth.

The Theatres Trust supported the application. Read the Trust’s response.

To view the planning application online, please click here and enter the application number, then click Continue.


O2 arena to host first panto in purpose-built theatre

19th March 2012

London’s O2 arena is to host its first ever pantomime this Christmas, with Lily Savage appearing as Widow Twankey in a production of Aladdin. The production will be staged in a purpose-built 1,900-seat proscenium arch theatre under the canopy of The O2.

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Nottingham City school's plans for £6.5m performing arts centre

17th March 2012

A new performing arts centre at Nottingham Girls’ High School would be a major boost to the city, it is claimed. The school has submitted proposals for the £6.5 million centre to the city council – and the Theatre Royal has already expressed an interest in using it for small productions. It would be on the school’s site in the Arboretum and would have an auditorium with more than 250 seats. The centre would be available for use by the public and community groups.

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Bradford Odeon issue splits Council

17th March 2012

The political groups on Bradford Council are blaming each other for the situation which has left the derelict former Odeon cinema blighting the city centre.

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Abergavenny theatre future looks brighter

16th March 2012

The council agreed to transfer the management of the Abergavenny Borough Theatre to a charitable trust from April 1 to guarantee the long-term future of the theatre, which holds 55 professional performances a year from children’s events, to stand-up comedy, drama, opera and dance. Monmouthshire council previously agreed to provide £135,230 in funding fromits culture budget each year for the next three years while the Trust builds up its own reserves and to help with unforeseeable costs such as replacing equipment.

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