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£1m lottery win paves the way to restoring Portsmouth’s historic New Theatre Royal

30th September 2011

Lottery cash to finally restore Portsmouth’s most historic theatre will change the face of the arts in the city, it was claimed today. And the £1m grant for the New Theatre Royal from the Heritage Lottery Fund will also help form a new creative hub in the city centre.

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New back-of-house facilities for the Adelphi on the Strand

30th September 2011

Listed building application: 11/07571/LBC

Westminster City Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above listed building application for internal alterations at basement level to provide a new toilet at stage level at the Adelphi Theatre, 411-412 Strand, London.

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.


Wiltshire school reveals its £15.5m building plan to include new 330 seat theatre

30th September 2011

A £15.5m plan to rebuild a Wiltshire school has been unveiled. Sarum Academy, near Salisbury, said its new campus will include a 330 seater theatre, hair and beauty salon, a workshop for mechanics and sports pitches. Described as “educationally inspiring”, the new academy is being designed by local architect Jane Lock-Smith. Building works is due to begin early next year and should be completed by September 2013.

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Proposed demolition of Edinburgh Gateway

30th September 2011

Planning application: 11/02696/FUL

Edinburgh City Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application for the demolition of existing Gateway Theatre, workshops and associated buildings, and the erection of managed student accommodation and associated amenity and landscaping.

The Theatres Trust has objected to the application. Read the Trust’s response.

To view details of the application online, please click here and enter the application number, then click Search.


St George's Theatre receives £250,000 grant to re-open

30th September 2011

A historic Norfolk theatre is due to re-open to the public next spring after receiving a grant to complete repairs. St George’s Theatre in Great Yarmouth is receiving £250,000 from English Heritage towards its renovation. It means the Grade I-listed building will be taken off the English Heritage at risk register next year when it opens as an arts centre.

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Living Places: Culture and Sport Planning Toolkit programme comes to an end

30th September 2011

This marks the end of the Living Places programme. The national partners would like to take this opportunity to thank the many organisations and individuals who have worked together to achieve success. Living Places emphasises the use of culture and sport to support local distinctiveness and quality of place and promotes the advantage of cultural bodies working together to support local services for communities and individuals.

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Encore: Plans for new curtain call for Hulme Hippodrome

30th September 2011

It was one of Manchester’s hottest nightspots, where stars like the Beatles and Laurel and Hardy played to packed houses. But the Hulme Hippodrome was turned into a bingo hall after audience numbers dwindled and then fell into disrepair when it closed its doors for good. Now there are plans to restore the huge Grade-II listed building, which contains an ornate three-tier theatre, ballroom and restaurant.

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New front-of-house extension for Glasgow’s Theatre Royal

30th September 2011

Planning application: 11/01981/DC

Glasgow City Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application for the construction of a front-of-house extension together with associated alterations for the Theatre Royal in Glasgow.

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

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Planning permission sought for Blandford arts centre

29th September 2011

The group trying to build a “dynamic” arts centre in Blandford seek they will seek outline planning permission after a successful exhibition. The DT11 Partnership said that now it has the support of the town council and the public it will move ahead with the 175 seat ‘Fording Point’. The partnership is made up of more than 40 local groups and organisations and hopes to build the venue on the side of the town’s Victorian Garden. Over 100 people came to the consultation and the project leader, film director Jon Ivay, said: “We feel confident enough to go on to the next stage.”

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Details unveiled for £100 million scheme to boost private giving to culture

29th September 2011

Arts Council England, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) today announced further details of the £100 million Catalyst scheme to boost private giving to the cultural sector and build long-term resilience, sustainability and innovation.

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