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Plans are revealed for new 800-seat theatre in Derby

30th April 2011

A new 800-seat theatre could be built in Derby in the next four to five years, it has been revealed. The new venue would be run by the city council’s arts arm Derby Live and would be the base for home-grown productions and larger scale touring shows. The authority believes the theatre and the planned 4,000-seat concert hall at Pride Park will add to the city’s current mix of venues.

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Curtain-up at Belfast's new £18m Lyric Theatre

30th April 2011

The curtain finally lifted on the new £18m Lyric Theatre last night after a two-year wait. For the 19-strong cast of The Crucible, last night’s first performance represented the culmination of five weeks of intense rehearsals. The specially invited audience was made up of donors who helped make the new state-of-the-art building a reality.

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Council is urging University of Derby to get behind new 800-seat theatre plan

30th April 2011

Derby City Council is urging people to get behind its plans for a 800-seat theatre to help make its ambition a reality. And among those it wants to be involved is the University of Derby, which is running Derby Theatre after purchasing the lease when the former Playhouse went into administration. The city council says the plans for a bigger venue will not mean the end of Derby Theatre.

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New £85m college building in Northampton to open to include theatre spaces

29th April 2011

A new £85m campus has opened for Northampton College. Staff and students have moved into the first phase of the college’s new building at Booth Lane. The new 22,000 sq m (236,806 sq ft) structure on the corner of St Gregory’s Road and Booth Lane includes professional dance and theatre spaces, engineering workshops and IT suites.

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New splash of colour brightens theatre up at Swansea's Dylan Thomas Theatre

29th April 2011

The curtain has gone up on a colourful new mural at Swansea’s Dylan Thomas Theatre. It has won £1,000 worth of paint and materials to create a stunning new artwork on the front of the building. One of Swansea’s most popular cultural attractions, the theatre was regional winner of the Dulux Decorator Centres’ Colouring the Community 10th anniversary competition.

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Losing the Exeter Northcott would be inexcusable

29th April 2011

Following the recent announcement that the Exeter Northcott will lose its core Arts Council funding of just over £500,000 a year from next April, Andy Sinclair, the theatre’s former press and PR manager, gives his views on its current plight.

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BAC to the future

29th April 2011

Now in its 30th year, Nick Smurthwaite meets Battersea Arts Centre’s joint artistic director David Jubb and celebrates a history of forward-thinking and always original theatre.

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Bristol Old Vic's 18th century auditorium secrets there for all to see

28th April 2011

In 1999, during a run of Shakespeare’s Hamlet – which features the most famous skull in the history of theatre – workmen laying gas pipes outside Bristol’s Old Vic found human remains thought to be up to 300 years old. Luckily for those involved in the current redevelopment of Bristol Old Vic’s historic theatre, nothing as macabre or dramatic enough to halt proceedings has been discovered so far – although there have been some interesting finds.

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Archaeological facelift for Bristol Old Vic

28th April 2011

One of our region’s most important and historic theatres is undergoing a major facelift and refit. The Theatre Royal at the Bristol Old Vic has already been stripped back to its 18th century state.

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Hornsey Town Hall Trust welcomes Haringey Council's Cabinet decision

28th April 2011

Hornsey Town Hall Creative Trust (HTHCT) welcomed Haringey Council’s Cabinet decision, on Tuesday 26 April, to move ahead with proposals to restore the landmark Grade II* listed building and invite Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts to make the venue its home.

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