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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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RSC theatre appeal raises £107m

3rd May 2010

Money is pouring in from all over the world to help build the Bard a new Warwickshire home. So far £107.3 million has been raised for the Royal Shakespeare Companys Transforming Our Theatre Appeal and they now have just £5.5 million to reach their target.

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Trio to tackle trek for Derngate's Challenge 125 fund

3rd May 2010

Three members of the Royal & Derngate staff will be trekking 84 miles in three days from London to Northampton to raise money for the theatre’s Challenge 125 fund. To mark the 125th anniversary of Northampton’s Royal Theatre fundraisers have embarked on a year-long programme of events to raise £125,000, which will go back into work produced for the venue.

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Focus on Regional Theatre: Manchester

30th April 2010

Sarah Frankcom, joint artistic director of the Manchester Royal Exchange, talks about the flagship regional venue with Dominic Cavendish from The Guardian.

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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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