The Theatres Trust

Musical theatre collection to be left to the nation

16th December 2010

Britain’s largest private collection of musical theatre memorabilia is to be left to the nation. Rexton S Bunnett created Overtures: The Bunnett-Muir Musical Theatre Archive Trust with the collection he had developed with his late partner John Muir.

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Arts Council of Wales 'relief' as funding revealed

16th December 2010

The Arts Council of Wales (ACW) says it is ‘relieved’ it can increase funds to many of the 71 organisations it supports despite government cuts. Its budget has been trimmed by four percent and it must save 12% running costs but it will spend an extra £3.6m on its portfolio.

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Birmingham cuts arts funding by £2 million

16th December 2010

Birmingham City Council is to slash its arts budget by almost £2 million a year over the next three years, with some companies having their funding cut by 50%. Organisations including Birmingham Rep, Birmingham Royal Ballet and The Drum will lose between 9% and 23%.

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'Positive talks' ongoing over future of Burnham's Princess theatre

16th December 2010

Talks to safeguard the future of Burnham-On-Sea’s closure-threatened Princess Theatre are still ongoing with a positive announcement expected over the next few weeks. Sedgemoor District Council has said it is ‘fully committed’ to the Princess despite controversially abandoning its procurement process to find a new owner earlier this year.

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BAC and the Lyric Hammersmith to benefit from ACE investment

15th December 2010

Battersea Arts Centre and the Lyric Hammersmith are to benefit from National Lottery funding totalling more than £17 million to help them make improvements to their businesses. The money is being distributed by Arts Council England as part of a project it is carrying out to “explore the most effective ways of supporting organisational development, income generation and refurbishment” of existing arts premises.

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Rachel Kavanaugh steps down from Birmingham Rep

15th December 2010

Rachel Kavanaugh, artistic director of Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company, has announced that she is stepping down early next year.

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Scarborough Opera House Cherubs on loan to the Trust

15th December 2010

The Theatres Trust is delighted to welcome to the Resource Centre two groups of plasterwork cherubs salvaged from the Stage Boxes of the Royal Opera House in Scarborough, demolished in 2004. More information on the Opera House here

The groups of cherubs will be on show for the foreseeable future and we are grateful to Hayles and Howe specialists in the restoration of ornamental plaster and scagliola, who helped to salvage the cherubs and have loaned them to the Trust.

If you would like to arrange a visit to view the cherubs please contact Kate Carmichael


Doncaster Council welcomes Arts Council England investment in new performance venue

15th December 2010

Doncaster Council has signed a funding agreement with Arts Council England which will see the town’s much awaited new performance venue benefit from £2.1million of National Lottery investment. This important new cultural destination in Doncaster’s Civic and Cultural Quarter (CCQ) has also been awarded £92,000 of support from the Arts Council in 2011/12 to enable the venue to develop its programme in advance of it coming on stream.

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Director of artsdepot in North Finchley says he is 'disappointed' at Barnet Council cutting grant

15th December 2010

Barnet council announced their proposal to cut all core funding to artsdepot in Nether Street. Artsdepot is the only professional arts venue in the borough and prides itself on being committed to providing a diverse range of high quality visual and performance arts.

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Belfast Lyric to reopen in May

13th December 2010

Belfast’s new £18 million home for the Lyric Theatre is to open on May 1, 2011 after two years of construction and planning with a gala performance on its newly named Northern Bank Stage. The announcement comes as Northern Ireland’s largest theatre company revealed a five-year sponsorship deal with the Northern Bank in exchange for naming rights to its main, 389-seat performance space.

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