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Seafront theatre for Devon port

26th March 2010

A £5 million theatre complex in Devon designed by Exeter practice LHC Architects has been given the green light. The Carlton Centre in Teignmouth will include a 220-seat auditorium, along with a library, restaurant and gallery. Teignbridge District Council also gave approval to nearby community space

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Leicester theatre trust names the new chairman for Curve

26th March 2010

Leicester Theatre Trust, which runs Curve, has named Professor Philip Tasker as its new of Chair of its Board of Trustees. The current Vice-Chancellor of De Montfort University will take on the role with immediate effect, replacing interim vice-chairman Steve King. He will retire from his role at the university at the end of the academic year. Prof Tasker said he was “delighted” at his appointment and went on to praise the trust.

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Half million for the Brewhouse

26th March 2010

Taunton’s Brewhouse Theatre has secured £487,500 in funding from the Arts Council’s Sustain programme, set up to help arts organisations hit by the recession. In the past four years, the theatre has moved from being a middle-of-the-road venue to a nationally reviewed arts organisation, hosting high quality theatre, music and dance both on and off site. There is also a year-round visual arts programme of regional and national artists.

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Focus on Regional Theatre: Sheffield

25th March 2010

Daniel Evans, actor, director and now artistic director of Sheffield Theatres, talks with Dominic Cavendish from The Guardian about his plans now that he has successfully reopened the Crucible.

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Young Vic receives biggest theatre Sustain grant of £1.2m

25th March 2010

London’s Young Vic Theatre Company has received more money than any other theatre across all eight rounds of Arts Council England’s recession-fighting fund Sustain. In the final round of funding announced this week, the Young Vic was granted £1,210,000, making it the second largest award through Sustain across all the arts, second only to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, which was given £1,453,000.

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Culture Capital: how arts funding became a live issue

25th March 2010

A new campaign aims to place the arts centre stage ahead of the general election – and not before time blogs Lyn Gardner for The Guardian Theatre blog.

Source: The Guardian Theatre Blog – Lyn Gardner


Culture Secretary takes a peek at the new Pegasus Theatre

25th March 2010

Teenagers who have helped shape the rebirth of an East Oxford theatre offered an exclusive sneak preview behind the scenes. Pegasus Theatre, in Magdalen Road, is in the final stages of a £7.4m revamp and today the Government’s Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw saw how building work was progressing.

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Pulford to step down as head of SOLT/TMA

24th March 2010

Richard Pulford is to retire as chief executive of the Society of London Theatre and the Theatrical Management Association at the end of this year. Pulford has served as joint chief executive for the two organisations since 2001, when he succeeded Rupert Rhymes.

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Revamped £25m Marlowe theatre takes shape

24th March 2010

The New Marlowe Theatre promises to be a major arts venue for the South East. It is currently undergoing a £25.6m redevelopment and is on schedule to be completed by autumn next year. Work first started a year ago, with the city council promising it will bring significant rewards for the area. It will have a 1,200-seat auditorium and a second 150-seat performance area.

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Peterborough City Council transfers culture, leisure, and sports to charitable trust

24th March 2010

Peterborough City Council has transferred its culture, leisure and sports into a charitable trust with a budget approaching £5m a year. Councillors voted this week to pass non-statutory services to the new Peterborough Cultural and Leisure Trust from 1 May. The council will contribute £4.51m to the trust’s proposed £4.78m budget, although this amount is only guaranteed for a year.

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