The Theatres Trust

Event: West End LIVE 2010

27th May 2010

2010 marks the 6th Anniversary of Westminster City Council’s annual entertainment festival held in Leicester Square. Visit The Theatres Trust stand at West End LIVE!

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Curtain up on new £9m Greenock theatre

27th May 2010

The bid to raise £9 million for a spectacular new Clyde waterfront theatre has been reached after it was given a Big Lottery Fund grant of £378,716. The centre will be in a prime location on the former dockyard site, adjacent to the historic Georgian Customhouse.

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Sir Paul McCartney stops Old Vic’s roof from falling in

27th May 2010

Sir Paul McCartney is to raise the roof in a bid to save the roof of the Old Vic at the first of a new and glamorous series of annual fundraisers. The former Beatle has come to the rescue of Kevin Spacey as the Hollywood star battles to keep the 192-year-old theatre from crumbling. The two men have become friends since Spacey settled in London to run the venue.

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Funding fears increase as ACE is told to cut £19m

26th May 2010

Theatres and arts centres across the country are under threat of immediate cuts to their subsidies after Arts Council England was ordered to make £19 million of savings to its 2010/11 budget, with ACE warning it cannot guarantee funded organisations will be protected.

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Bangor arts centre plan unveiled

26th May 2010

Plans for a new £35m arts and innovation centre at Bangor, Gwynedd have been unveiled. The PONTIO project will include a theatre to seat 450-550, cinema space, studio theatre, outdoor amphitheatre and bars, dining and park areas in a ‘family friendly’ environment. The building could open in 2012, with 450 jobs created or safeguarded.

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Critical questions over Exeter Northcott

26th May 2010

So a new company is to be set up by the University of Exeter to run the Exeter Northcott theatre, but how independent of the university will this company be? Let’s look at some facts and ask a few questions. The theatre was built by public subscription and generous gifts – especially from GV Northcott. Yes, the land belongs to the university, but now we are told that: ‘The university owns the building’.

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In Detail: Haworth Tompkins submits Liverpool Everyman Theatre plans

26th May 2010

Haworth Tompkins’ competition-winning scheme for a new £28 million theatre in Liverpool has been submitted for planning this week. The proposals for a 400-seat auditorium, plus community and rehearsal space, office space and a café, bar and bistro, will replace the city’s Everyman Theatre.

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Hackney Empire responds to calls for community involvement

26th May 2010

Hackney Empire bosses have responded to calls from veteran theatre campaigners for local people to be involved in the theatre’s long awaited recovery. The Hackney Empire Elders want the Empire’s board of directors to appoint a lay member – a Hackney resident with no expert knowledge – to represent the needs of supporters.

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Cornwall’s Acorn Arts Centre to close

25th May 2010

Cornwall’s Acorn Arts Centre has become the latest venue in the south west to announce its closure and will shut in August. The decision has raised concerns that it will leave only one year-round professional theatre venue in the county.

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Theatre Royal Brighton named most welcoming theatre

25th May 2010

Theatre Royal Brighton (TRB) has been named Most Welcoming Theatre at the Theatrical Management Association’s Theatre and Management Awards.

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