The Theatres Trust

WeDidThis crowdfunding website

4th March 2011

WeDidThis is a space for arts organisations to bring their audiences and supporters together to form a ‘critical mass’ of funders of the arts. By rewarding every donation (however small) with a personalised gift that brings audiences and supporters closer to the creative process, the website creators believe arts organisations can become more open, and more resilient.

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Queen officially opens RSC theatre

4th March 2011

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh have visited Warwickshire to open the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) theatre. They watched a short performance of the balcony scene from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

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Mather returns to extend Hammersmith's Lyric Theatre

4th March 2011

[First look] Rick Mather Architects has been appointed to design the £13.5 million redevelopment of the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, west London The practice has a long-standing history of working with the theatre, having overseen the Lyric’s first extension, which opened in 2005 and created a new frontage and rehearsal space.

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Russia's Bolshoi theatre restored to its former glory

4th March 2011

It has been dogged by delays and allegations of corruption. But finally, the restoration of one of Russia’s most iconic buildings is nearing completion. The finishing touches are being put to the Bolshoi theatre in Moscow and restorers are using a rather unusual medieval recipe to bring the building back to its former glory.

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West Yorkshire Playhouse celebrates 21st birthday

3rd March 2011

From a precarious start to becoming the ‘National Theatre of the North’ West Yorkshire Playhouse is not only an institution in Leeds but a nationally renowned theatre complex which has put the city on the map. As it prepares to celebrate its 21st birthday next week.

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SOLT/TMA chief latest to warn on local council cuts

3rd March 2011

Julian Bird, the new chief executive of the Society of London Theatre and Theatrical Management Association, has become the latest senior arts figure to warn that local funding cuts could pose an even greater threat to the theatre sector than the forthcoming reductions in support from Arts Council England.

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Councils should be forced to fund arts, says former culture secretary Chris Smith

3rd March 2011

Former culture secretary Chris Smith has called on the Coalition to “look again” at the idea of imposing a legal duty on local councils to fund the arts. Smith is one of many high-profile figures outlining concern about cuts to local authority funding and how they could affect arts organisations.

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New theatrical resource: Early Modern London Theatres

3rd March 2011

International collaboration casts light on early modern social history and London’s theatrical life, Matthew Reisz reports from Times Higher Education, reading the riot acts and scenes of London’s violent theatrical past. tOn 13 January 1583, seven spectators were killed and many more injured when part of the scaffolding collapsed during Sunday bear-baiting at Paris Garden in London…

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Support London's artsdepot

3rd March 2011

artsdepot is planning for its future following Barnet Council’s decision last night to withdraw grant funding from next month. artsdepot Director Nigel Cutting explains: “artsdepot is very much alive, today and into the future..

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Seminar: DEC Pool - dive in….

2nd March 2011

Does your venue have a Display Energy Certificate? Do you think it reflects your building’s energy performance? Want to know who’s getting all the ‘A’s…?

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