The Theatres Trust

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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The Colosseum, Watford is now under construction

7th October 2010

Mayor Dorothy Thornhill reveals a star-studded programme of big improvements at one of Watford’s best-loved entertainment venues, ably assisted by representatives of HQ Theatres and Kier London. A £5m rebuilding and renovation programme has now been launched by the Maple Cross office of Kier London, which will transform The Colosseum, a grade II listed building that has played host to leading names from the world of music and popular entertainment since the thirties.

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Campaigners look at restoration costs for Workington Opera House

7th October 2010

Campaigners fighting to save Workington’s former Opera House from demolition are seeking funding for a survey to find out how much it would cost to restore the derelict building. The Save Workington Opera House group is preparing its plans to return the building to a working theatre.

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