The Theatres Trust

Revamp and world premiere for Dolgellau's Theatr Fach

6th May 2010

Audiences at Dolgellau’s Theatr Fach will enjoy a more comfortable experience in future. Instead of sitting on wooden benches, they’ll have upholstered seats, thanks to a Big Lottery Grant.

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Queen to open Scarborough Open Air Theatre

6th May 2010

The Queen is to officially open Scarborough’s Open Air Theatre which has undergone a £3.5m refurbishment, it has been announced. The ceremony will take place on 20 May and will be the first time the Queen has been to the resort since 1975.

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£13,000 boost for Buxton's newest theatre

6th May 2010

The new Pavilion Arts Centre being created in Buxton has been given a boost thanks to the Willoughby Luncheon Club. The committee, present chairman Bill Kidston and the previous chairman Sue Williams, organised a number of events which raised £13,000 for the project.

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Sherman Cymru moves on during revamp

5th May 2010

Sherman Cymru has taken a short-term lease at Portcullis House in Cardiff. The company which runs the Sherman Theatre has taken over 5,000 sq ft at the office scheme for its 28 permanent admin and production staff while the theatre in the Cathays area of the capital undergoes a £5m transformation.

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Committee branded ‘a disgrace’ as it rubber-stamps Bedford Civic Theatre closure

5th May 2010

Members of a campaign group to save the Civic Theatre have branded a committee meeting a ‘disgrace’. On Thursday, members of the scrutiny committee voted to rubber stamp the Mayor of Bedford’s decision to turn the theatre into a one-stop council shop.

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Bognor councillors urged to buy the Picturedrome

5th May 2010

That’s the message which has come through loud and clear from the readers of the Bognor Regis Observer. They have responded to a request by town councillors for their views about the town’s cinema with an unmistakeable message of support. All received so far said the town council should spend just over three-quarters of a million pounds buying Bognor Pier Company which owns the Grade II listed building on Canada Grove.

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Birmingham’s cultural sector brings in more than £270m

4th May 2010

Birmingham’s cultural venues generate more than £270 million for the city every year, according to new research. According to Birmingham’s Cultural Capital, organisations such as Birmingham Rep, Birmingham Hippodrome and the MAC arts centre help generate an additional visitor spend – on items such as food, drink and travel – in excess of £40 million annually on top of the amount raised by the venues themselves.

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South Parade Pier set for a new lease of life

4th May 2010

Southsea’s South Parade Pier could be sold to a Hampshire businessman in the next few weeks, The News understands. The owners of the pier are in advanced talks with a property developer which could lead to the sale of the 131-year-old attraction.

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Bedford’s Civic Theatre faces council threat

4th May 2010

Campaigners are fighting to save the Civic Theatre in Bedford, after the local mayor signed off plans for it to be turned into a “one-stop shop” for the council. Under the plans, which were approved by the council’s scrutiny committee last week, the 285-seat Grade II-listed building would become the centre for the council’s ‘front of house’ activities, such as enquiries regarding planning and benefits applications.

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ACW to select revenue-funded organisations in June

4th May 2010

Arts Council Wales will decide its new portfolio of revenue-funded organisations “in principle” next month, but it will not know how much financial support it can offer them until the end of the year. ACW is finishing its investment review, the most comprehensive in recent years, and plans to make decisions about its core revenue-funded organisations in June. The new funding arrangements will be effective from April 1, 2011.

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