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Portsmouth New Theatre Royal in for double accolade

8th July 2010

The Portsmouth Festivities and New Theatre Royal have been nominated for honours in the 2010 Arts & Business Awards. The NTR’s redevelopment project with the University of Portsmouth is in line for the Sustained Partnership Award, and the theatre’s former chairman, university vice-chancellor Professor John Craven, has been nominated as Board Member of the Year.

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Newcastle Tyne Theatre can look to the future

8th July 2010

The Victorian Journal Tyne Theatre is now off the at-risk register in what is a milestone step towards securing the future of the building.

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Blog: Would you vote to save your local theatre?

8th July 2010

American companies are battling tough economic times by competing publicly for grants, while even playwriting competitions are now being judged by audience members. Democracy in action, or mob rule? blogs Bella Todd for The Guardian Theatre Blog.

Source: The Guardian Theatre Blog – Bella Todd


Turning point for Derby Hippodrome

8th July 2010

Campaigners fighting a two-year battle to save Derby Hippodrome have won a key victory after council officers recommended the local authority reject developer Christopher Anthony’s application to demolish part of the venue. Members of Derby City Council planning control committee will decide today (July 8) whether to accept their experts’ advice.

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Leicester's flagship theatre Curve to close down for series of repair works

7th July 2010

Leicester’s flagship £61 million theatre is to be closed for up to six weeks this summer for maintenance and improvement work to be carried out. Bosses at Curve, in Rutland Street, have decided to take a summer break for the first time since it opened in November 2008.

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The show goes on at Dylan Thomas Theatre after closure mix-up

7th July 2010

The Dylan Thomas Theatre is open for business as usual, its bosses have said. The team behind the theatre in the city’s marina has issued the message to let people know the venue is continuing to operate as normal, after being contacted by people who believed its days were numbered.

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New stage for Byre Theatre funding?

7th July 2010

The future may be looking up for a well-known St Andrews landmark. Talks between the Byre Theatre and Creative Scotland – the new arts body which has replaced the Scottish Arts Council (SAC) and Scottish Screen – began last week in a bid to forge a new relationship.

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Curtains set to rise again at Finchley Youth Theatre

7th July 2010

A newly refurbished Finchley Youth Theatre is set to officially open its doors to the public on 6 July. The theatre’s facelift includes a new foyer, box office reception, drinks and seating area. Retractable seating will allow the whole of the theatre space to be used for workshops and teaching..

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The site of London's Rose Theatre at risk warns English Heritage

7th July 2010

The derelict buildings around St George’s Circus once again feature in English Heritage’s annual register of historic structures at risk. The site of the Rose Theatre in Park Street remains ‘at risk’ whilst fundraising continues for major improvements to the exhibition and performance space.

Source: English Heritage at Risk Register 2010= London SE1


Blog: Can Ed Hall rise to the Hampstead theatre challenge?

7th July 2010

Mike Leigh and Athol Fugard star in Hall’s ambitious bid to restore Hampstead to its illustrious past blogs Lyn Gardner for The Guardian Stage Blog.

Source: The Guardian Stage Blog – Lyn Gardner


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