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York Barbican revamp is under way, creating 80 jobs

10th February 2011

Work has started on the £2m revamp of York’s Barbican Centre and recruitment for around 80 jobs at the theatre is under way. Acts including Jane McDonald and Jools Holland are already booked to perform after the 1,500-seat theatre reopens in May.

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Darlington Civic Theatre for sale

10th February 2011

Darlington Borough Council is seeking expressions of interest from organisations interested in purchasing the business of Darlington Civic Theatre as a going concern on a long leasehold basis.

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Derby City Council cuts off own artistic arm

9th February 2011

Derby Theatre, formerly the Playhouse, looks set for yet another change of management after the local city council refused to back a bid from its own producing organisation for Arts Council England funding.

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Notting Hill's newest venue The Print Room's 'How to run a theatre without arts funding'

9th February 2011

When Lucy Bailey and Anda Winters launched a self-funded London theatre just after the government arts cuts were announced last October, some wondered if it was an act of madness. How is their project faring three months on?

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London walks podcast: Islington's pub theatres

9th February 2011

The Guardian’s online arts editor Andrew Dickson is your verbal guide through the theatrical highways and byways of Islington (audio pop up) – London’s third theatreland, after the West End and the South Bank – home to a vibrant pub theatre scene as well as a little-known dramatic history. He’s joined by theatre historian Dr Sophie Nield, who teaches at Royal Holloway, University of London.

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Blog: Final decisions loom as councils ratify swingeing arts cuts

8th February 2011

Last ditch lobbying as Somerset proposes a cut of 100%, North Yorkshire plans an 85% cut. We’re coming right into the thick of it now in terms of local authorities setting their budgets for next year in stone. Cuts to arts organisations, galleries and libraries have been proposed across the country. Now councillors are about to vote on them blogs Mark Brown for The Guardian Culture Cuts Blog.

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Leicester Haymarket Theatre's £6.5m youth centre project axed

8th February 2011

Plans to convert Leicester’s disused Haymarket Theatre into a £6.5m youth centre have been abandoned. The theatre, which closed in 2006, was expected to house a BMX track, skateboard run and climbing wall. Despite a £5m grant, the city council has now said it cannot afford its share of the building or running costs.

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Billingham Forum refurbishment almost complete

8th February 2011

Billingham Forum is nearing re-opening to the public after its multi-million pound refurbishment. The £18.5m scheme is due to be completed on 9 May when Tees Active will be able to access the building and prepare for re-opening in June. The 1960s centre will become a state-of-the-art leisure and theatre facility.

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Council earmarks £70,000 to save Burnham's Princess Theatre

8th February 2011

Hopes that Burnham-On-Sea’s Princess Theatre can be saved from potential closure were given a major boost on Monday night (February 7th) when town councillors gave it a huge £70,000 boost.

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Flat-pack RSC stage set up in US for summer season

7th February 2011

What is the connection between a giant flat-pack kit and a former army headquarters in the centre of New York? The answer is Shakespeare.

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