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RADA acquires lease for London's Drill Hall

11th January 2012

RADA has bought the lease for the Drill Hall in central London, renaming it RADA Studios. According to a statement issued by the drama school, the acquisition will “ensure the academy’s financial self-sufficiency in the future, providing further opportunity for income generation”.

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Curtains open on exciting times ahead for the Alnwick Playhous

11th January 2012

Breathing new life into the Alnwick Playhouse, theatre manager Jo Potts has launched the first of a number of projects to update the venue. And she has grand plans for the long-term future of the arts centre, which she thinks can be bigger, better and more accessible to everyone in Northumberland.

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Architects sought for Tara Arts Theatre refurbishment, London

11th January 2012

The Tara Arts Theatre is seeking design teams to design and manage the restoration of their theatre in south London. [Requests to participate should be received by 8 February 2012] .

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New Kingston Rose theatre boss says no more public money is 'ultimate aim'

11th January 2012

The new chief executive of Kingston’s Rose Theatre says music, the right mix of plays and touring of successful productions can attract more people to the venue and make more money. When Robert O’Dowd took over before Christmas, the Rose said he would broaden the theatre’s horizons and attract new revenues.

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Royal Shakespeare Company could build flatpack Stratford replica in London

10th January 2012

The Royal Shakespeare Company will build a flatpack replica of its 975-seat Stratford theatre to use in London if new proposals are adopted.

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Two secret backers for new Telford theatre campaign

10th January 2012

Campaigners planning a new theatre in Shifnal have had an unexpected New Year present, with secret donors giving hundreds of pounds towards a fighting fund. Shifnal Theatre Committee wants to turn the site occupied by the town’s former magistrate’s court into a special space for the arts and fun, from drama and dance to music and movies.

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St Peter's Theatre, Portsmouth to close at end of year

10th January 2012

St Peter’s Theatre in Portsmouth which has provided community arts for almost 90 years is to close at the end of 2012. St Peter’s Church in Southsea is relocating and selling the church building and the adjoining theatre it owns and operates. The Hampshire church said rising costs and a dwindling congregation were the reasons behind their decision. Campaigners say hundreds of people use the theatre, which has facilities such as a raked stage and a fly tower.

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Community group hopeful of restoring Lincoln's Ritz cinema

10th January 2012

A Lincoln cinema is set to be restored by a group of volunteers after closing its doors to the public more than 15 years ago. Off the Bench, the group behind the project, want to use the the former Ritz cinema venue on the High Street as a youth theatre and commercial cinema.

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Blog: Why a London home for the RSC is a capital idea

10th January 2012

For too long, the company has been seen only fitfully in London. It’s a wasteful state of affairs blogs Michael Billington for The Guardian Theatre blog.

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Culture Cuts: Barking's Broadway theatre left reeling as council withdraws £331,000 subsidy

9th January 2012

Negative reviews for decision by London borough of Barking and Dagenham to stop funding the Broadway in Barking writes Mark Brown for The Guardian Culture Cuts.

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