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Royal Welsh College announces new Richard Burton Theatre

29th April 2010

At a star-studded Royal Gala at Buckingham Palace, with Dame Elizabeth Taylor in attendance, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales tonight (29th April) announced that the new theatre currently under construction at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama is to be named The Richard Burton Theatre.

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Derby Hippodrome owner has 'no means' to pay a court fine

29th April 2010

A judge has ruled that the owner of the historic Derby Hippodrome is too “broke” to be fined for damaging the listed building. Christopher Anthony pleaded guilty in February to ordering work to be carried out to the former theatre which led to its roof collapsing.

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Campaigners claiming Derby Hippodrome judge has 'missed the point'

29th April 2010

The council said it was disappointed with the sentencing. Stuart Leslie, chief legal officer of Derby Council, said: “This has been a long running and frustrating process to secure prosecution for the council and other interested parties in the city.

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Little Angel Theatre rewire

28th April 2010

Little Angel Theatre has announced that this summer will see a complete rewire of the theatre, the installation of a new lighting rig and a complete upgrade of equipment. Working with A.C. Lighting’s special projects team, the world renowned puppet theatre will finally get the rig it deserves.

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Hampstead Theatre announces changes to board

28th April 2010

Enron actor Tim Pigott-Smith has been appointed to the board of Hampstead Theatre along with former chief executive of Rambert Dance Company Sue Wyatt. Meanwhile, Greg Ripley-Duggan, former executive producer of Headlong and Shakespeare’s Globe, has stood down from the board and become executive producer at the theatre.

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Hull Theatre just keeps on trucking

26th April 2010

Hull Truck Theatre has celebrated its first anniversary in new premises with the announcement attendances have doubled. More than 100,000 people have visited the award-winning £15m venue in the last 12 months and there were more performances than ever before.

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Corn Exchange talks to acts after Peterborough's Cresset closure announcement

26th April 2010

A theatre in Stamford is hoping to take on some of the acts that were due to perform at a Peterborough venue which is set to close. Stamford Corn Exchange in Broad Street said it was in talks with some companies due to have acts perform at The Cresset in Peterborough, which has announced it is to close on June 26 after 30 years. The decision has been taken after The Cresset lost £150,000 in the last financial year.

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Cresset theatre closure: A dark day for arts and culture in Peterborough

23rd April 2010

Two of Peterborough’s big three theatres will have closed by June – what does the future hold for the city’s entertainment circuit? Many a heart would have sunk with this week’s revelation that The Cresset theatre will close in June. Especially as it’s only been 16 months since a devastating fire tore through the Broadway theatre forcing it to suffer the same fate.

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ATG rated as one of the UK’s fastest-growing businesses

23rd April 2010

A number of theatre, media and leisure companies have been included in the latest Sunday Times survey of the UK’s fastest-growing businesses in 2009. Following its £90 million purchase of Live Nation’s 16-venue UK portfolio last November, the Ambassador Theatre Group has featured in the PriceWaterhouseCoopers-backed Ones to Recognise list, an accolade awarded to just 10 companies that “have had, or predict, steady profit growth”.

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Hamilton Architects refurbished Belfast Crescent Arts Centre opens

22nd April 2010

One of Belfast’s most impressive listed buildings has reopened following an 18- month refurbishment. The £7 million scheme, designed by Hamilton Architects, saw the 130-year-old Crescent Arts Centre transformed from a state of disrepair into a rehearsal, performance, exhibition and arts education space.

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