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£150,000 needed for Cheltenham Everyman work as venue closes for facelift

27th April 2011

Cheltenham’s Everyman Theatre still needs to raise around £150,000 to fund its ambitious restoration programme. The theatre is to close on Saturday for a major facelift, which will include the renovation of its auditorium, front of house and its existing bars and toilets.

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Hornsey Town Hall vision unveiled and agreed by Council

27th April 2011

An exciting vision for the future of Hornsey Town Hall has been welcomed by Haringey Council’s Cabinet. Cabinet members agreed last night (26 April) to move ahead with proposals – backed by community group the Hornsey Town Hall Creative Trust – 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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Soho Theatre to have a comedy club attached as part of rebrand and expand

27th April 2011

Comedy is the gateway drug to the hardcore heroin of new writing,” says Soho Theatre’s artistic director Steve Marmion. But it’s not class-A drugs that Marmion refers to, rather class comedy acts bringing in new punters to his theatre, which is being rebranded and expanded, with a new comedy venue in its basement as he talks to Veronica Lee at the Evening Standard..

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Blog: The RSC, a new picture inside an old frame…

27th April 2011

The new Stratford main house of the Royal Shakespeare Company, built within the shell of the old “jam factory” of Elisabeth Scott’s 1932 building that had itself replaced the original 1879 theatre, finally saw the premiere last night of the first production to be created there, with Michael Boyd directing Macbeth.

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Doors open at Wiltshire's Wellington Academy and its 300 seat theatre

26th April 2011

Wiltshire’s latest academy school has opened its door to staff and pupils. Wellington Academy, near Tidworth, is part of a £32m campus and is due to be completed by the end of 2011. Facilities include a 300-seat theatre, sports and fitness centre, health and beauty spa, and an indoor shooting range. There are also twin boarding houses for 100 students.

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Arts expert asked to review Edinburgh's Festival City Theatres Trust performance

25th April 2011

Graham Devlin, a respected authority on theatres and the former chief executive of the Arts Council of England, was commissioned by Edinburgh council chiefs to carry out a review of the Festival City Theatres Trust, which runs the King’s and Festival Theatres for the council.

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National Manifesto for Drama and Theatre launched

23rd April 2011

The Drama and Theatre Manifesto recognizes a common sense of purpose and a shared belief in the contribution drama and theatre makes to the quality of children’s lives in school and beyond. It is a call to action to young people, parents, teachers and theatre practitioners to unify their efforts and ensure that young people have access to drama and theatre.

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Church group abandons its effort to buy former Edinburgh Odeon

22nd April 2011

One of three groups bidding to buy the former Odeon Cinema building has ended its interest after the site owner refused to lower its asking price. Elim Trust Corporation, an arm of a Pentecostal church group, had offered £1.45 million – just under half sale value – to owner Duddingston House Properties (DHP) with the aim of turning the auditorium into a church and rentable space, with community venue, theatre, cinema, coffee shop and flats.

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Chance to buy the best seat in the house at the Cheltenham Everyman Theatre

22nd April 2011

They are the perfect gift for the person who prides themselves on always having the best seat in the house. Ahead of its multi-million pound refurbishment Cheltenham’s Everyman Theatre is selling off a selection of seats from its dress circle for the princely sum of £25 each.

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The James Review of Schools Capital published

21st April 2011

The long awaited James Review of School’s Capital was published this month. This document lays out problems with – and learning from – previous school capital projects, particularly the Building Schools for the Future Scheme (BSF).

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