The Theatres Trust

Ecovenue June 2010 Update

29th June 2010

The Theatres Trust has now begun working with its first twelve venues but are still open for applications to be one of the next 12 performance venues to join Ecovenue, our ERDF-funded project to improve the environmental sustainability of 48 London performing arts venues.

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Blog: MoLAS excavations of Shakespeare's theatre

29th June 2010

The Museum of London Archaeology Service have started a weblog that will be covering work at a most important and exciting site in London’s Shoreditch, that of not just a theatre, but The Theatre, London’s first, purpose built playhouse, The Theatre of James Burbage and, of course, a certain William Shakespeare blogs Tim Braybrooke for the Museum of London Archaeology Service.

Source: MoLAS Blogs – Excavations at Shakespeare’s Theatre – Tim Braybrooke


Event: Bristol Old Vic Heritage Seminar 1st July

29th June 2010

You are invited to Bristol Old Vic’s Heritage seminar – which is free to attend – on Thursday 1 July at 2pm in the Theatre. The purpose of the seminar is for the Heritage Team to present the research and the findings that have been carried out over the past 18 months at the Theatre.

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‘Don’t leave us in a cultural desert’ say Wallsend

26th June 2010

A campaigngroup has been formed in a bid to preserve the legacy of a century-old former theatre. North Tyneside Council is to bulldoze the old Borough Theatre, in High Street East, Wallsend, saying the building which was built in 1909 has been empty for several years and is in a poor condition.

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Jersey Opera House redecoration finished including energy efficient lighting

25th June 2010

A scheme to redecorate the outside of the Jersey Opera House has been completed. The opera house’s managing board said the work to the front of the publicly-owned theatre had restored it to its former glory. It is 10 years since the front was last redecorated, but the new facade now features energy-efficient lighting.

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Blog: Drama in the wings - why theatre in prisons matters

25th June 2010

For me, theatre humanises and jail dehumanises. Which is why I’m happy my work, Country Music, will tour prisons in the UK blogs Simon Stephens for The Guardian Theatre blog.

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Focus on Regional Theatre: Leeds

25th June 2010

Ian Brown, artistic director of the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, talks about the forthcoming autumn season and current plans for the theatre.

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Arts in the North East & Cumbria fear severe cuts

25th June 2010

The Arts Council has had to make cuts to funding across the board as the recession bites. All organisations it regularly makes grants to have had their funding cut by point five per cent. But Anthony Sargent from Gateshead’s Sage iconic arts venue does not agree that arts funding is a luxury.

Source: BBC One- Politics Show


Blog: Outdoor theatre needs a breath of fresh air

25th June 2010

Is there more to theatre in the open air this summer than Shakespeare revivals, chardonnay and canapes? blogs Sally Stott for The Guardian Theatre blog.

Source: The Guardian Theatre Blog – Sally Stott


Event: Kids Week 13 - 27 August

25th June 2010

There’s no business like show business and the biggest deal of all for families this summer is the much-loved and eagerly awaited annual initiative – Kids Week in the West End! Now in its 13th year, Kids Week offers children aged 5-16 the opportunity to experience the magic of London theatre for FREE! From 13 to 27 August 2010, head to London’s West End for a fortnight of theatre fun.

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