The Theatres Trust

Foxlowe theatre trust to go it alone

3rd December 2010

A Council is considering withdrawing from a trust which is pressing ahead with its own plans to bring a theatre to Leek. The Parkside Trust has been offered nearly £8 million by a group of five mystery benefactors to convert the Foxlowe, in Market Place, into a 450-seat theatre.

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Plymouth Pavilion celebrates 20 years of entertainment

3rd December 2010

Plymouth Pavilions is renowned for being a beacon of entertainment for the city and now the venue is gearing up to celebrate a very special milestone. In September next year the site will celebrate its 20th birthday and in honour of the occasion the Pavilions is organising a year of top entertainment.

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Council snaps up sites in tourism boom for Dudley (including former Hippodrome)

3rd December 2010

Two prime sites in Dudley have been snapped up by the council paving the way for a major tourism development centred on the zoo and nearby Black Country Living Museum, it was revealed today. The deals to buy the former Gala Bingo hall (former Hippodrome) and Royal Brierley Crystal site, for an undisclosed sum, will be a big boost to long-awaited revamp of the zoo and Castle Hill area.

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RSC signs five-year deal to make Roundhouse its London home

2nd December 2010

The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced a five-year plan to present an annual London season of work at the Roundhouse in Camden. The new deal will launch in 2012, and will see it reconstructing its ‘Roundyard’ venue – a replica of the Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon – within the Roundhouse every year until 2016.

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Royal Welsh College Music Students compose their own soundtracks for the new facility flythrough

2nd December 2010

Contemporary Music students at the RWCMD have been inspired to compose a soundtrack to accompany a 3D animation of the College’s £22.5 million new buildings. The Contemporary Music department challenged its students to interpret this innovative animation, putting their own spin on the architect’s vision.

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AM joins call for rethink over cuts to Gwent Theatre budgets

1st December 2010

Veronica German AM has added her voice to those criticising the Arts Council for Wales’ cuts to Gwent Theatre. Speaking at protests against the closure of a service that has benefited thousands of children in Blaenau Gwent, the Assembly Member for South East Wales said it would be a bitter blow to the arts in this corner of the world.

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Arts Theatre to reopen with Kimpton at helm

1st December 2010

Former Sound Theatre promoter Mig Kimpton is to take over the running of London’s Arts Theatre, after the owner served notice on the previous tenant earlier this year. In September it was reported that the Arts Theatre owners Consolidated St Giles LLP had served notice on operators Brasrat Ltd, using a break clause in the contract.

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Plymouth Athenaeum Theatre listing refused

1st December 2010

In March 2010 The Theatres Trust supported a request to English Heritage for the statutory listing of the Athenaeum Theatre in Plymouth. We considered that its historic interest in the context of Plymouth’s unified and planned 1950s city centre made up for its rather marginal architectural quality.

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Nostalgia and History: The 19th century Lyric Hammersmith becomes a pile of rubble

1st December 2010

The Lyric Theatre, Bradmore Grove, Hammersmith, is pictured on June 19, 1972, during its demolition. The Theatre had opened on 20 July 1895, replacing an earlier structure. The tiny theatre was designed by Frank Matcham and had a seating capacity of 775 people. It was enlarged slightly four years later.

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Puppets raise £7,200 at Norwich Puppet Theatre's auction

1st December 2010

Norwich Puppet Theatre has raised £7,200 for its coffers from an auction of celebrity endorsed puppets to mark its 30th anniversary. The hammer went down on the puppets – designed by celebrities including Gok Wan and Gary Lineker – at The Forum in Norwich on 30 November 2010.

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