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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


Finsbury Park Theatre plans to be submitted

6th July 2010

A planning application to turn a disused office block into a theatre in Finsbury Park, north London, will be submitted to Islington Council this month. The scheme would transform the office building, which was last used two years ago, into a new venue called the Park Theatre. A decision on the proposal is expected in October.

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Thanks for the memories - Manchester Library Theatre leaves its spiritual home

6th July 2010

The curtain came down at the Library Theatre for the final time on Sunday 4 July night when the internationally renowned company said goodbye to its spiritual home.

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Imminent Planning Committee decision on Derby Hippodrome

6th July 2010

The Derby Hippodrome Restoration Trust is delighted that the Council Officer’s Report to the 8 July meeting of the Planning Committee recommends rejection of the proposals to develop the Hippodrome site and adjacent car-park as a multi-storey car-park and residential accommodation.

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Is a dedicated theatre in Carlisle a realistic aim?

6th July 2010

It’s not that Carlisle doesn’t have the talent. Our talent is thriving, all over the city, as youngsters flock to drama clubs and dance lessons. It’s hardly a matter of apathy, or laziness, either.

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Tabard Chit Chat: Building Opposition

5th July 2010

After all that money was thrown at Leicester’s Curve Theatre – £60 million to build the place and a top-up of more than £1 million from the Arts Council’s Sustain funds to keep it open (more than half of what it receives in annual funding already) – Tabard is amazed that the best artistic director Paul Kerryson can come up with is a rerun of his mediocre glam-rock seventies and eighties jukebox show Hot Stuff to launch its autumn season.

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Letters: Blossoming theatre

5th July 2010

While I appreciate the overall point that Martin Moore is making in his letter, it’s really not fair to say that the Rose requires an urgent refit. Our astonishing auditorium is one of the finest new theatres in the country. Actors and directors love working in a space that provides a rare intimacy between stage and audience.

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Blog: East End meets West End: why we should put community at the heart of theatre

5th July 2010

There’s an interesting debate gathering steam within theatre at the moment. The prospect of sweeping cuts to public investment in the arts seems to have prompted, if not exactly an identity crisis, then certainly a bit of soul-searching. blogs Fin Kennedy for The Guardian Theatre Blog.

Source: The Guardian Theatre Blog – Fin Kennedy


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