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Newark Palace Theatre faces cash savings plan

5th November 2011

Plans to slash the number of performances and increase charges at a Nottinghamshire theatre have gone out to public consultation. Newark and Sherwood District Council said Newark’s Palace Theatre already gets nearly £380,000 in subsidies. Lower than predicted ticket sales could add £66,000 to this, which the council has said it cannot afford.

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Report: ImagineNation - The Case for Cultural Learning

4th November 2011

The Cultural Learning Alliance believes that the arts and heritage have the power to transform young people’s lives. ImagineNation – The Case for Cultural Learning sets out how, and why.

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2011 Brick Award goes to Lyric Theatre in Belfast

4th November 2011

The Lyric Theatre, Belfast has won the award for the Best Public Building category at the 2011 Brick Awards and also the prestigious Supreme Winner award. The new Lyric Theatre opened in May 2011 and included the demolition of the existing theatre and the construction of a new building providing an auditorium, rehearsal, and studio together with technical facilities, a reception, bar / foyer, offices and an education room.

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Manchester Theatre Royal could become live music venue by 2012 - with £2m refurb

3rd November 2011

Manchester’s oldest surviving theatre building is set for a £2m refurbishment which will see it re-open as a live music venue next year. The owner of the Theatre Royal, on Peter Street, today said it was on the verge of agreeing a lease which will see the iconic building restored for live entertainment by next summer.

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Theatre Royal Manchester to become live music venue - with £2m refurb

3rd November 2011

The owner of the Theatre Royal, on Peter Street, today said it was on the verge of agreeing a lease which will see the iconic building restored for live entertainment by next summer. The property developer has also reiterated its plans, first announced in 2009, to build a 30- storey, five-star hotel behind the Theatre Royal.

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Benmore reveals plans for Theatre Royal Manchester

3rd November 2011

Property developer Benmore Group said it is on the verge of securing a lease on the Theatre Royal in Manchester city centre. The building is the oldest surviving theatre in the city. If the deal goes through, Belfast-based Benmore said the listed building, would operate as a live music venue.

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Hunstanton's Princess Theatre closes after lease terminated

3rd November 2011

A theatre in Norfolk has shut its doors after the firm which rented it from the local council, the building’s owner, decided to terminate its lease. C and R Cinemas took over the running of Hunstanton’s Princess Theatre earlier this year after King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Council said it could no longer afford to subsidise it. The council said the decision to close the building was “very disappointing”.

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A&B and Business in the Community to merge

2nd November 2011

Arts & Business looks set to combine with the charity Business in the Community after the two bodies entered talks about merging. BITC describes itself as a “business-led charity” that has around 850 company members and which promotes responsible business practice. A&B and BITC are two of the Prince’s Charities, and the Prince of Wales is the president of both.

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New cupboards for Harrogate's Royal Hall

1st November 2011

Listed Building Application: 11/03876/SOSLB

Harrogate Borough Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above listed building application for the installation of replacement cupboards in the Heritage Lounge to Harrogate’s Royal Hall.

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 and click search.


Southwark Playhouse wins at 2011 Empty Space Peter Brook Awards

1st November 2011

Southwark Playhouse has won the 2011 Empty Space Peter Brook Award for its “enormous energy”. The future of the venue, which is housed below London Bridge Station, looked to be at risk due to redevelopment plans for the station. However, Network Rail recently said that it was prepared to offer the theatre a spot in the final scheme.

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