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Leicester's Curve theatre braced for 'substantial' cut in funds

4th October 2010

The city’s Curve theatre is facing substantial funding cuts in the next two years. The county council plans to withdraw its grant next year and the city council is looking to reduce its annual funding package in 2012. In addition, Arts Council England, which funds the bulk of Curve’s activities, will be hit by the Government’s comprehensive spending review later this month. It is widely believed the impact of these cuts will lead to a reduction of at least ten per cent in their funding to Curve over the next few years.

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New eco-town in Bicester could include a theatre

1st October 2010

People in north Oxfordshire have their last chance today to have their say on plans for a new eco-town in Bicester. One of the ideas is for a “green cemetery” with space for woodland burials and quiet recreation. A new theatre has also been suggested.

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Future of the Spa Pavilion Theatre in Felixstowe is to be looked at by councillors

1st October 2010

A consultant will be brought in to consider options for the 905-seat Spa Pavilion, if the plan is backed by Suffolk Coastal District Council next week. A council report says the number of people attending shows dropped from 47,644 in 2007 to 35,662 in 2009. The firm which runs the venue for the council has made a loss over the past two years, says the report.

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Change of Shoes and reopening for Elgin theatre venue

1st October 2010

A live entertainment venue in Moray has discarded its Red Shoes and is set to re-open in a week’s time as The Venue. advertising. Elgin’s Red Shoes Theatre, which hosted the Beatles and an array of well-known musicians in the 1960s and 70s, closed in July. However, it is now being relaunched by owner Keith Edwards as a building that will host businesses and community groups by day, and comedians, entertainers and musicians at night.

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Flats bid on Lougborough's Regent theatre site

1st October 2010

A developer has drawn up plans to build a block of student flats on the site of a former theatre. WP Investments wants to demolish the 19th-century Regent Theatre building in Woodgate, Loughborough, and replace it with 29 flats, a shop and a launderette.

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National Theatre £70m revamp approved

1st October 2010

Planners at London’s Lambeth Council have given the National Theatre the go-ahead for controversial plans to overhaul its South Bank home.

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Trust merger 'will secure Bristol Vic's future'

1st October 2010

Bristal Old Vic has merged with the Theatre Royal Bristol Trust. The merger brings the theatre buildings into the same charitable trust as the theatre company and creates a unified body to oversee the £19.3 million redevelopment of the Old Vic which will start in February.

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A grand night out in Blackpool, 30 years for the theatre trust

1st October 2010

They are the unsung heroes and heroines of the theatre … the shadowy figures who help usher us to our seats, serve the ice cream or cuppas at the interval, try to talk us into buying programmes and raffle tickets, and keep the heart of one of Blackpool’s best beloved stately dowagers ticking over steadily.

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Arcola calls for £150k public support as it is forced to move premises

30th September 2010

London’s Arcola Theatre has unveiled plans to move later this year and is launching a £150,000 fundraising project to help redevelop its new base at the Colourworks factory near Dalston Junction train station.

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National Theatre granted permission for £70 million redevelopment

30th September 2010

Lambeth Council has awarded planning permission to the National Theatre for a major overhaul of its South Bank home. Consent for the £70 million scheme, which has been designed by Haworth Tomkins, was given at a council planning meeting yesterday evening.

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