The Theatres Trust

Theatres Trust report calls for better designed theatres and performing arts spaces in schools

22nd July 2010

As MPs debate the Academies Bill this week, The Theatres Trust, the national advisory public body for theatres, publishes a report highlighting the need to improve the quality of theatres and performing arts facilities in schools.

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Devon slashes arts budget

21st July 2010

Devon County Council has cut its culture budget by almost a quarter for 2010/11. Council funds for arts investment and culture projects have dropped from £691,900 in 2009/10 to £530,000 this year – a reduction of 23.4%.

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Half DCMS staff could lose their jobs

21st July 2010

Half the staff working at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport could lose their jobs under the cuts programme submitted by Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt to the Treasury, it was reported today.

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Ambitious plan for £2m events centre – the biggest straw-built building in Europe

21st July 2010

Ambitious plans for a £2 million events centre could bring vital new business and revenue to an East Riding town, it has been claimed. The new community venue, earmarked for Driffield Showground, would feature a 1,200-seat theatre and help attract more events to the area.

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Leisure centre including a new theatre in Northamptonshire shelved over funding

21st July 2010

Work on a £13m leisure centre in Northamptonshire has been been postponed over concerns about cuts in public spending.

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How are Southern theatres faring in the economic slump?

21st July 2010

With less money in everyone’s pockets, are fewer people going to the theatre? Reporter Kim Briscoe spoke to venues about how they are weathering the slump in the economy and if on-going funding worries are being passed on to them. A trip to the theatre is a pleasant night out during which you can forget your worries and troubles, but are audiences still turning out for shows now that money is tighter for most people?

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Southend Cliffs Pavilion to close for seven-week summer refurbishment

20th July 2010

Southend’s Cliffs Pavilion Theatre is to close for seven weeks this summer for a refurbishment that will see all seating in the 1,630-capacity venue replaced.

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Plans to reopen Coventry's Butts Theatre with Community Theatre Trust

20th July 2010

Plans to get the ball rolling for the reopening of a Coventry community theatre have been approved. At a meeting last week, the council’s culture, leisure, sports and libraries committee agreed to set up a Community Theatre Trust to safeguard the future of The Butts Theatre.

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Blog: What's so wrong with proscenium arch theatre?

19th July 2010

We’re told that modern audiences are after interactivity and intimacy – but are traditional theatres really so bad? blogs Dan Relellato for The Guardian.

Source: The Guardian Theatre Blog – Dan Rebellato


Letters: Help protect the future of the Scarborough Futurist

19th July 2010

The Futurist Theatre, Scarborough, is currently under threat of demolition from the council which own the theatre. More than 5,000 residents have signed a petition to keep the theatre which is the fifth largest in seating capacity outside London.

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