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Architects study of Chichester Festival Theatre

7th October 2010

An architectural study of Chichester Festival Theatre is taking place to evaluate its historical, architectural and cultural significance and consider future possibilities as its 50th anniversary approaches. The Conservation Management Study will be carried out by acclaimed architects Haworth Tompkins.

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Queen's Theatre fights threat

7th October 2010

Council bosses have vowed to stick by the borough’s only theatre in the face of a potential cut in funding. Queen’s Theatre, in Billet Lane, Hornchurch, has called for a letter writing campaign in response to fears the Arts Council, which organises 11 per cent of the theatre’s funding, will be hit by the upcoming Comprehensive Spending Review.

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Serious concerns’ over future of Gaiety Theatre

7th October 2010

It is the latest twist in a drama where one of Scotland’s most historic theatres has taken centre stage. Almost two years after the curtain fell on the Gaiety Theatre in Ayr, there are fresh fears about its future as industry figures say they are “heavily critical” of a council’s regeneration strategy for the institution.

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National in talks to share services with other London venues

7th October 2010

The National Theatre is in talks to share its back office functions with other London venues, in a bid to reduce costs across the subsidised theatre sector in the capital. Services including box office, legal, HR, contracting, IT support, welfare and occupational health could be provided to other London venues at low or no cost as part of the proposal.

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Curtain stays down as critics fear for Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

7th October 2010

It is the latest twist in a drama where one of Scotland’s most historic theatres has taken centre stage. Almost two years after the curtain fell on the Gaiety Theatre in Ayr, there are fresh fears about its future as industry figures say they are “heavily critical” of a council’s regeneration strategy for the institution.

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Bristol Old Vic Theatre plans collaborations during revamp

7th October 2010

The Bristol Old Vic will be taking its shows on the road while the builders are in next year. The company’s King Street home will undergo a £19.3 million redevelopment starting in February.

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Watford Palace Theatre launches £120,000 restoration project

7th October 2010

A £120,000 project to restore Watford Palace Theatre’s historic facade has been launched. The theatre, in Clarendon Road, is one of nine charities in the east of England selected to take part in the Big Arts Give Challenge 2010.

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University should fund a new theatre in Exeter

7th October 2010

Exeter’s attempt to become a unitary authority was opposed by Devon County Council and proved expensive for both sides. The wasted money would have been sufficient to revitalise Exeter bus station, parts of which have become a disgrace to the city. It could have set in motion the building of a city centre traffic underpass and a new theatre.

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‘Serious concerns’ over future of Gaiety Theatre

7th October 2010

It is the latest twist in a drama where one of Scotland’s most historic theatres has taken centre stage. Almost two years after the curtain fell on the Gaiety Theatre in Ayr, there are fresh fears about its future as industry figures say they are “heavily critical” of a council’s regeneration strategy for the institution.

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Noises off - Buildings can be the brains behind theatre

7th October 2010

Bloggers debate whether conventional theatres can be spaces to ‘think with’, while the American actors’ union comes in for criticism online blogs Chris Wilkinson for The Guardian Theatre blog.

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