The Theatres Trust

Funding hope for Aberdeen's historic Tivoli theatre

29th June 2010

A historic Aberdeen theatre which is falling into disrepair could be set to stage a comeback. A local businessman is hoping to secure funding that could see it restored to its former glory. Brian Hendry is applying for more than £500,000 from the city’s Green Townscape Heritage Initiative, which will make a decision in September.

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Kenton theatre in Henley-on-Thames suffers set back

29th June 2010

A campaign to save Oxfordshire’s oldest theatre has suffered a set back due to funding. The Kenton Theatre had hoped to secure a grant of £100,000 from South Oxfordshire District Council to help buy the freehold of the building. But the Henley-on-Thames venue’s application has been recommended for refusal.

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Blog: Green dreams - how can theatre cut its carbon emissions?

29th June 2010

Environmental consultancy Julie’s Bicycle is helping creative organisations minimise their environmental impact – and has got theatres working together at last blogs Chris Wilkinson for The Guardian Theatre blog.

Source: The Guardian Theatre Blog – Chris Wilkinson


Arts Council of Wales to cut funding portfolio by a third

29th June 2010

Arts Council of Wales plans to reduce its portfolio of revenue funded organisations by almost a third, it has revealed in an investment review. It has announced plans to award core annual funding to 71 organisations, including four that have not had RFO status in the past. The new funding arrangements will begin on April 1, 2011.

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Julie’s Bicycle plots a path to theatres sustainability

29th June 2010

Green arts organisation Julie’s Bicycle has set up a UK-wide programme to help theatres become more environmentally sustainable. The programme will work with both commercial and subsidised venues and consortia to change their systems and procedures.

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Dig resumes at Shakespeare's Shoreditch theatre where Romeo and Juliet was first performed

29th June 2010

Excavations are resuming on the Shoreditch site of Shakespeare’s first purpose built theatre where Romeo and Juliet was first performed. Previous digs discovered the yard where the audiences stood to watch the plays and also dug up pottery which they drank from as they enjoyed the drama.

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Work starts on Hertford Theatre revamp

29th June 2010

Demolition of some of the outdated parts of the Castle Hall arts venue in Hertford began on Monday. The work is to make way for a “radical refurbishment” which will see it re-open as Hertford Theatre later in the year. Cllr Linda Haysey, executive member for community development, leisure and culture was on hand to see the diggers start work.

Source: Herald 24


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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