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Northampton's Royal and Derngate Theatre provides £20m to economy

13th October 2010

A theatre contributes about £20m a year to the local economy in Northampton, a new report has found. The Arts Council economic impact study has identified and assessed the amount people spend when they visit the Royal and Derngate Theatre.

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Noises off: High ticket prices raise questions about theatre's values

13th October 2010

UK theatre’s post-cuts future is prefigured in the US, where venues have to charge punters through the nose to stay afloat blogs Chris Wilkinson for The Guardian.

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Authorities could use compulsory purchase to buy and protect Dance Academy building

13th October 2010

The future of one of Plymouth’s most iconic buildings is still in doubt after jailed Dance Academy owner Manoucehr Bahmanzadeh was ordered to pay £1million under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

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Planners give go-ahead for demolition of old Cumbrian theatre

13th October 2010

Workington Opera House is to be knocked down to make way for new shops and apartments. Allerdale council approved controversial plans lodged by Graves (Cumberland) Ltd to demolish the Ladies Walk building and three shops below it. It was the third time the plans, opposed by 120 people who signed a petition and 16 who wrote letters of objection, had come before the development panel, meeting at the Wave Centre in Maryport.

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Lloyd Webber announces refurb plans as Palladium celebrates centenary

12th October 2010

Andrew Lloyd Webber has joined with Bruce Forsyth, Ken Dodd and Michael Ball to celebrate the 100th birthday of the London Palladium. They were among the leading showbusiness figures who came together today to celebrate the centenary of the famous venue.

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Penelope Keith in show of support for Derby Hippodrome

12th October 2010

Penelope Keith CBE DL, a Trustee of The Theatres Trust made a special appearance outside Derby Hippodrome Theatre today in a show of support for the theatre’s future.

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Good Life star backing Derby Hippodrome restoration bid

12th October 2010

Veteran actress Penelope Keith made a surprise trip to Derby to add momentum to a campaign geared at restoring the former Hippodrome theatre. The Good Life star stood outside the badly-damaged building and said it was “awful” to see it in such a poor condition.

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Report: Smaller cities show how arts can transform society

12th October 2010

Can the arts stimulate the economy and regeneration in our smaller towns and cities? A new discussion paper argues they can. ‘Bigger Thinking for Smaller Cities’ shows how arts and culture play a vital part in driving local economic growth and bringing people and communities together.

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Hornchurch Queen's Theatre fights funding threat

11th 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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Gala for 10 years of community success in Warminster’s Athenaeum theatre

11th October 2010

Local talent will descend on Warminster’s much loved Athenaeum theatre next weekend to mark its 10th year as a community trust. On October 16 some of the talent that has graced its stage will return for a special gala performance

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