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Action group applauds town as East Kilbride theatre is saved

24th November 2010

The Village Theatre has been saved from the axe. South Lanarkshire Council confirmed on Monday that the town’s most popular performing arts venue – which has provided entertainment in East Kilbride for more than 50 years – will not be included in the council’s proposed savings for 2011/12.

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Blog: The thrust of the problem for the RSC's new stage

24th November 2010

The renovation of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s main theatre in Stratford brings the audience closer to the actors. The big question is whether it will help them hear blogs Michael Billington for The Guardian.

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Cornerhouse to join Library Theatre in new Manchester city venue

24th November 2010

Manchester City Council is proposing to build a new cultural facility to house both the Cornerhouse and the Library Theatre. The famous art house cinema, the Cornerhouse, is set to move into a brand new £19m arts centre. It’s hoped the centre will help to attract investment to the 20-acre First Street site creating 10,000 jobs. The new arts centre at First Street is expected to be completed by 2014.

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Royal Shakespeare Company theatre opens doors to public

24th November 2010

The Royal Shakespeare Company is opening its £112m revamped theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon to the public. Visitors to the Warwickshire town can go into the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Swan Theatre for the first time in four years.

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Theatre Critic Charles Spencer on revamped Royal Shakespeare Theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon

23rd November 2010

Charles Spencer gives his verdict on the £112.8 million redevelopment, including the revamp of the Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres.

Source: The Telegraph: Stage Video


The RSC: Stratford unveils its dramatic vision

23rd November 2010

After a £113 million and three-and-a-half year transformation Ellis Woodman admires a venue of dizzying intricacy, Ellis Woodman discusses for The Telegraph.

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RSC unveils £113m ‘epic and intimate’ Stratford home

23rd November 2010

The Royal Shakespeare Company has today unveiled its new home in Stratford-upon-Avon, following a £112.8 million redevelopment that artistic director Michael Boyd claims has created “a miracle of a space that combines the epic and the intimate”.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre: All's well …

23rd November 2010

. . . that ends well. At last, writes Jonathan Glancey for The Guardian. Stratford-upon-Avon finally has a theatre worthy of Shakespeare’s name.

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In video: Royal Shakespeare Theatre transformation

23rd November 2010

The RST is an iconic part of Stratford-upon-Avon’s waterside area. It has cost more than £112m and is one of the most significant building projects of this century, ranking with the Olympic stadium. The transformed Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon opens to the public on 24 November 2010.

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Royal Shakespeare Company theatres reopen to 120 pupils

23rd November 2010

Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) staff are reopening the doors to their new theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon. School children have had a preview of the rebuilt Royal Shakespeare and Swan theatres before the general public is allowed in on Wednesday.

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