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London’s Arts Theatre to face another overhaul

27th September 2010

The owner of London’s Arts Theatre has served notice on the current tenant to leave before the end of the year, utilising a break clause in the contract which was not due to expire until late 2011. The tenant of the off-West End venue, Brasrat Ltd, must leave the premises by December 13 and claims that future productions booked at the theatre beyond this date, including the Christmas show Puss in Boots, now hang in the balance.

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King's Theatre restoration campaign gathers pace

25th September 2010

In its heyday at the beginning of the 20th century the King’s Theatre in Dundee played host to superstars such as Harry Lauder, music hall queen Marie Lloyd and Dundee-born entertainer Will Fyffe. The impressive red sandstone building located in the city’s Cowgate now operates as a nightclub and has been described by UK advisory body the Theatres Trust as a “handsome” structure that “could have become a great asset to the City of Dundee.”

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UK theatre helped boost economy by £2.8 billion

24th September 2010

Tourists who visited the theatre last year helped boost the UK’s economy by £2.8 billion, Visit Britain has said. The national tourism agency said that 10% of the 30 million overseas tourists who came to the UK in 2009, went to see a stage show. Visit Britain’s Sandie Dawe said: ”’This report shows that British theatre is making a massive contribution to Britain’s economy.”

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The Theatres Trust continues as an independent body

24th September 2010

The document outlining Cabinet Office plans for arms length bodies reported in The Daily Telegraph on the 24 September 2010 makes reference to The Theatres Trust as one of the bodies to be abolished. We would like to assure everyone that there are no plans to abolish The Theatres Trust.

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Theatre-going tourists spend £2.9bn in UK

24th September 2010

More than 3 million foreign tourists spent £2.8 billion on trips that included going to Britain’s theatres last year, according to a new report from VisitBritain. Ten per cent of the 30 million overseas travellers who came to the UK in 2009 went to a stage show – ranging from classic Shakespeare in London to experimental fringe in Edinburgh, opera in Wales or a glitzy London musical.

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The Theatres Trust Announces Global Design Solutions wins first ‘Theatres Trust People's Choice Award’ at PLASA 2010.

24th September 2010

Global Design Solutions was the successful recipient of the first Theatres Trust People’s Choice Award for its Blues System Dimmable controlable performance working light at PLASA2010.

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King’s Head to relaunch as Little Opera House

21st September 2010

Fringe venue the King’s Head Theatre will be re-launched as London’s Little Opera House next month, 40 years after the Islington pub theatre first opened.

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Ambitious plans for new Fletcher Theatre in Rye

20th September 2010

Plans have been unveiled this week for a new theatre and conference centre on the Lion Street site in Rye. Sussex South Coast College who own the FE centre site at Lion Street, have proposed a new housing development when the library re-locates to the High Street at the end of the year. But the move has been met with stiff opposition in the town from those who say the site, which was given as a bequest to Rye, should be retained for community use. Now a group of local professionals have come up with an ambitious plan which would see a new community venue which would include a theatre, education facility and could also be used as a cinema and conference centre.

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Campaign to raise funds for historic Royal Festival Hall organ

19th September 2010

London’s Southbank Centre has launched a campaign to raise £1.35 million for the refurbishment of the historic organ in Royal Festival Hall. As part of the venue’s Pull Out All The Stops, the public can sponsor one of the organ’s 7866 pipes, which range from one to 32 feet in length, for between £30 and £10,000.

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SMG Europe set to run Scunthorpe Baths Hall and Plowright Theatre

17th September 2010

North Lincolnshire Council has provisionally chosen internationally renowned SMG Europe Holdings Ltd to operate the £14m iconic Baths Hall entertainment venue and Plowright Theatre in Scunthorpe. Around 70 jobs for local people will be created.

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