The Theatres Trust

What does the future hold for Plymouth's theatres?

27th March 2017

The Theatres Trust Theatre Buildings at Risk register (TBAR) has been mentioned in an overview of Plymouth theatres marking World Theatre Day in the Plymouth Herald.

Now in its tenth year, the register reflects growing public interest in theatres and the built environment, and a wider acknowledgement of the importance of theatre buildings within local communities.

Published 27 March 2017


Multi-million pound boost for Brighton's Royal Pavilion Estate

23rd March 2017

Plans to transform two venues as part of a £41 million regeneration project have received a £3 million cash boost from local growth fund, Coast to Capital. The first phase of the scheme will transform the Grade I listed Brighton Dome Corn Exchange and Grade II Studio Theatre, formerly the Pavilion Theatre. Work on the scheme is already underway as contractors work to provide new state-of the art facilities including increased capacity seating and a new viewing gallery. Read more in Brighton Argus and Juice 107.2

Published 23 March 2017


Parkwood Theatres may take on North Devon theatres 'very soon' says council

22nd March 2017

North Devon Council has asked Parkwood Theatres to provide a temporary theatre service. The council will tender a contract for the long term operation of both theatres later this year, with the intention being that the contract will start on April 1, 2018. – read the full story at: Devon Live

Parkwood Theatres may take on North Devon theatres ‘very soon’ says council

Published 22 March 2017


'Our long cherished dream': Wimbledon's Polka Theatre set for new extension in major redevelopment

21st March 2017

Planning permission has been granted to Polka Theatre for a major redevelopment by Foster Wilson Architects. The Wimbledon theatre is hoping to begin building work in early 2019 with the theatre due to reopen in spring 2020. Read more in LocalGuardian

Published 21 March 2017


UK Theatre four-year plan: We’ll fight council cuts and promote diversity

20th March 2017

Improving diversity and protecting local authority funding are at the forefront of UK Theatre’s business plan for the next four years. Read more in The Stage

Published 20 March 2017


London's Bush Theatre re-opens after year-long redevelopment

19th March 2017

The Bush Theatre has reopened with a new studio and rehearsal room along with a new entrance, front-of-house area and exterior garden terrace. The building, designed by Haworth Tompkins, was originally a library and is now a sustainable and entirely accessible venue. More details in British Theatre Guide

Published 19 March 2017


Banbury Grand Theatre campaigners defeated as council approves flats proposal

17th March 2017

Last week the Friends of the Grand Theatre, which is campaigning for the theatre to remain a performing arts venue, nominated the building for listing as an asset of community value but plans to turn Banbury’s Grand Theatre into flats and retail units were approved by Cherwell District Council on 16 March 2017. More information in The Stage

Published 17 March 2017


What it's like inside the Palace Theatre now its future is up for grabs (TBAR)

17th March 2017

The Theatres Trust 2016 Theatre Buildings At Risk Register (TBAR) has been mentioned in The Plymouth Herald.

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Bid to transform West Yorkshire Playhouse welcomed by plans panel in Leeds

17th March 2017

Members of Leeds City Council’s city plans panel welcomed the proposals for a new extension to transform and modernise the West Yorkshire Playhouse building and voted to allow council officers to deal with the full planning application under delegated powers at a later date. Read more in The Yorkshire Post

Published 17 March 2017


Open air cinema part of plans to transform Colwyn Bay Pier (TBAR)

15th March 2017

The future of a Grade II listed building on the Theatres Trust Theatre Buildings at Risk Register 2016 is under discussion with Conwy County Borough Council.

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