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Newcastle's Theatre Royal will be 'brand spanking old'

5th May 2011

Newcastle’s Theatre Royal is two months into a 22-week restoration. Stripped back to a shell, heaving with scaffolding, it is being returned to its 1901 appearance. Built in 1837 the theatre was gutted by fire in 1899, after a production of Macbeth. Re-designed by the famous architect, Frank Matcham, it re-opened in 1901.

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Edinburgh King’s forced to scale back refurb plans

5th May 2011

The King’s Theatre in Edinburgh is to get a much-anticipated refurbishment later this year, but the reduced programme of improvements fails to address the “pretty poor” conditions backstage. The £2.625 million programme – about an eighth of the initial estimated cost – is detailed in a report by its owner the City of Edinburgh Council about the Festival City Theatres Trust, which runs the venue. The refurbishment will cover only emergency external work, the auditorium and front of house areas of the theatre, and comes amid financial difficulties for the trust.

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Underbelly and Assembly unveil venue changes for Edinburgh Fringe 2011

5th May 2011

Major changes have been announced to the line up of venues at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, with one of the event’s largest halls ruled out, while Assembly has released further details of its move into George Square.

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Cheltenham theatre sells off seats as £3m refit begins

4th May 2011

Work has started on a £3m refit of one of the country’s most historic theatres – the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham.

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No need to dig for compliments at the Bristol Old Vic

4th May 2011

Revelations of a less salacious kind from the Bristol Old Vic this week. Bristool Old Vic is currently a month into the refurbishment of its main space and are making some interesting discoveries about the 1766 playhouse.

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Theatre manager Paul Iles dies aged 59

4th May 2011

Paul Iles, the founder general manager of the Edinburgh Festival Theatre and a former chief executive of the Blackpool Grand, has died aged 59.

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Letter: Will Derby Hippodrome plan ever see the light of day?

4th May 2011

You highlight in your (Derby Telegraph) editorial (“Plans are revealed for new 800-seat theatre”, April 30) the failure of the city to create a coherent policy with regard to theatre. The confusion that has existed, and persists, is summed up in the plans for the 800-seat theatre.

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Have a bite and help Tewkesbury Roses theatre

4th May 2011

Theatre bosses have praised a Tewkesbury pub for helping to fill its coffers. The Roses theatre in Tewkesbury has struggled to raise enough money to cover its costs in recent years, partly due to a cut in council grants. Now The Boat House in Mythe Road is donating 50p to The Roses when theatre-goers buy a carvery meal after attending a senior matinee performance.

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Builders move in for Cheltenham's Everyman Theatre revamp

3rd May 2011

Builders moved in to start a multi-million pound refurbishment of Cheltenham’s Everyman theatre yesterday. Workmen are at the landmark Regent Street attraction to complete a radical revamp over the next five months. Regular users of the venue have welcomed its first revamp in 30 years.

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Royal Court Liverpool holds exhibition of new theatre design

3rd May 2011

The Royal Court Liverpool Trust is holding a free public exhibition of its plans for the renovation of the art deco Grade 2-listed theatre this week in a RIBA Architruck on Williamson Square in the city centre. The exhibition is running from Tuesday 3 May until Saturday 7 May and will be open to the public from 11am until 4pm each day.

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