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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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Curtain up for new Royal Shakespeare theatre

23rd November 2010

Two of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s theatres in Stratford will reopen on Wednesday following a three-and-a-half year re-development project. The re-vamped Royal Shakespeare Theatre includes a new auditorium with more than 1,000 seats and a colonnade linking it with the Swan Theatre.

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Arts funding slashed by Hull City Council

23rd November 2010

The renowned Hull Truck Theatre has had £100,000 cut from its budget as the city council tries to balance the books. The move is part of the city cabinet’s cuts to cultural services spending over the coming year, which also includes reducing the opening hours of museums. But the cutting of £50,000 funding to the Freedom Festival has thrown its future into doubt.

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In Pictures: Royal Shakespeare Theatre

23rd November 2010

The Royal Shakespeare Company has unveiled its revamped theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon. The new auditorium has been redesigned with a thrust stage that juts into the seating area to bring the audience closer to the action.

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New Shakespeare stage puts audience "in the thick of it"

23rd November 2010

The Royal Shakespeare Theatre has undergone a transformation as part of a £112.8m scheme and reopened “on time and on budget”. The BBC was one of the first to take a look at the changes. A seat plays a recording of Dame Judi Dench when you sit on it at ground level in the foyer and at the highest level a new 36m (118ft) tower offers people views of four counties and key Shakespearean landmarks.

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Unpublished Royal Shakespeare Theatre photos discovered

22nd November 2010

Unpublished Royal Shakespeare Theatre photos discovered A widow in Warwickshire has uncovered an unprecedented archive of Royal Shakespeare Company photographs, many of which have never been published. Margaret Goode’s husband, Gordon, worked as a freelance photographer from a studio in Ely Street in the 50’s and 60’s.

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Ian Richardson ashes buried in new RSC theatre

22nd November 2010

The ashes of actor Ian Richardson have been buried in the foundations of the new £112m Royal Shakespeare theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. Richardson and his wife Maroussia were founding members of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in 1961.

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Cuts may force closure of Hull Truck Theatre

21st November 2010

The future of Yorkshire’s famous Hull Truck TCouncillors in Hull will be discussing cuts of up to 40 per cent to the subsidy paid to the organisation.heatre could be threatened if its budget is slashed by councillors, its chief executive has warned.

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Talks on future of Fishguard's Theatr Gwaun deadlocked

21st November 2010

Talks over the future of Theatr Gwaun in Fishguard are at an impasse. Volunteers want to take over the stage and cinema venue to secure its future and have put forward their plans to Pembrokeshire council. The authority has offered them the building at a peppercorn rent for two years but says it cannot justify contributing to running costs as well.

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