The Theatres Trust

Swansea’s Grand Theatre considers overhaul options

7th September 2010

Swansea Council is considering overhauling the way in which the city’s Grand Theatre is run, as part of a cost-cutting drive. The local authority, which owns and runs the 19th-century building, is evaluating its management of the venue as part of an in-depth review into several of its indoor leisure facilities.

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Buxton Opera House to open new Pavilion arts venue

7th September 2010

Buxton Opera House is due to open a secondary venue later this month, following a £2.5 million redevelopment project. The Pavilion Arts Centre, which comprises a 360-seat auditorium, a studio theatre and workshop space, will programme drama, comedy and live music events and is due to open on September 24.

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Bath Theatre Royal to reopen following £3m upgrade

7th September 2010

Bath Theatre Royal will reopen on Tuesday following a £3m refurbishment to upgrade the Main House. The 205-year-old Grade II* theatre closed in July for the work which included extending and remodelling the foyer. The theatre’s disabled access was also upgraded during the work and new bars were installed. View behind the scenes of the refurbishment

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Call for public meeting to save Theatr Harlech

6th September 2010

The future of under-threat Theatr Harlech will come under the spotlight at a public meeting, promised the man in charge of changes last night. But board chairman Gerallt Hughes warned it was “too easy to react emotionally” to events after four workers at the theatre were told they would be losing their jobs , with redundancy proceedings due to begin in the next few weeks. Mr Hughes said there had been a lot of speculation about the future of the theatre, which, during the last few years, has made a profit.

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Waterside erases Aylesbury's heritage

6th September 2010

Melinda La Rosa believes plans for a supermarket at Waterside will ‘irrevocably change the tranquil character’ of the area. I have just read your editorial ‘voice of the paper’ and feel compelled to comment. While I and many residents agree that the new theatre is an architectural marvel and potentially a great asset to Aylesbury, I’m afraid the same cannot be said of the proposals for the rest of Waterside.

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St Albans City and District Council launches theatre revamp consultation

6th September 2010

Local residents in St Albans, Hertfordshire, are being invited to have their say on how the Maltings Arts Theatre can be improved as part of plans to refurbish the venue. St Albans City and District Council (SACDC) aims to overhaul the theatre and offer a range of films, live performances and events, as well as café/bar facilities and a digital lounge for training sessions and workshops.

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Really Useful Group in negotiations to sell four West End theatres to Michael Grade

6th September 2010

Andrew Lloyd Webber is in discussions to sell four of his West End theatres to a consortium led by former BBC and ITV chairman Michael Grade. Grade has teamed up with theatrical agent Michael Linnit and financial backers to put together a deal to purchase the New London, Palace, Cambridge and Her Majesty’s theatres.

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The Theatres Trust presents its First People’s Choice award at PLASA 2010

6th September 2010

The Theatres Trust will present its first People’s Choice Award on its Ecovenue stand (2-M28) at PLASA2010, Earls Court on Tuesday 14 September 2010 at 6.00pm. Promoting best practice in sustainable theatre technology, this award will be selected by visitors to PLASA 2010 from lighting and stage equipment used to illuminate an exhibition outlining the work of The Theatres Trust’s Ecovenue project.

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Culture Media and Sport Written Answers to: Theatres Repairs and Maintenance

6th September 2010

Richard Fuller (Bedford, Conservative) asked the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much funding the (a) Heritage Fund and (b) Arts Council England has allocated for the (i) construction of new theatres and (ii) refurbishment of existing theatres in each of the last 10 years.

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Cheltenham theatre adds booking fee due to grant cuts

6th September 2010

Cheltenham’s Everyman Theatre is adding a £1 booking fee to the cost of tickets in anticipation of expected grant cuts. The fee, effectively an increase in seat prices, will come in on 17 January 2011 and applies to most shows.

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