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Cheltenham's Everyman one step closer to revamp

8th December 2009

Staff at Cheltenham’s The Everyman are cock-a-hoop after borough council bosses agreed in principle to give them £250,000 and lend them £1 million more. The money, if approved as part of the council’s budget in February, will be used to restore the Regent Street auditorium to its former Victorian glory as part of a £2.5 million scheme.

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Scarborough's Futurist Theatre - three years ago protests worked

8th December 2009

The fate of the Futurist Theatre has been in doubt for the past seven years. In 2006 the council threatened to close and demolish the popular venue for good, and by then the venue had been under threat for some four years. However after more than 1,350 Evening News readers protested against the 2006 plans, the council had a change of mind.

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Plans to revive the Globe Theatre in Stockton unveiled

8th December 2009

Plans to fully restore and relaunch one of the North East’s most historic and best known live music venues have been announced. Property development company, Jomast, has submitted a planning application to Stockton Borough Council to bring back the famous Globe Theatre as a prestigious live performance and entertainment venue with an audience capacity of 2500.

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Gloucester theatre roars back into life

7th December 2009

The opening night of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe at the Picturedrome Theatre in Barton was a rip-roaring success. The play opened at the former Olympus theatre, in Barton Street, on Friday and it was packed to the rafters with eager theatre goers.

Source: This is Gloucestershire


NI’s Derry Playhouse reopens after £4.6m revamp

4th December 2009

The Derry Playhouse has re-opened its doors following a £4.6 million refurbishment. Located in two conjoined listed buildings and opened in 1992, work on the 200-seat venue has earned it recognition at this year’s recently announced British Urban Regeneration Association Awards.

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Theatres Trust appoints ECOVENUE Team

4th December 2009

The Theatres Trust today announced the appointment of Tim Atkinson as Theatre Building Services Adviser and Clive Dixon as Finance & Monitoring Officer for ECOVENUE, its new three year programme to provide specialist theatre environmental advice and provide free Display Energy Certificate assessments for 48 small scale theatres in London.

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Letters: How the regions sustain our theatre

4th December 2009

n Mark Lawson’s article (Bravo!, Guardian G2, 2 December) Rupert Goold is quoted as saying: “Regional theatre, sadly, has become moribund.” In the article “Now introducing …”, Rupert Goold is quoted as saying ”... we’re seeing a lot of new, exciting productions in regional theatres”. Mark Lawson appears to take Goold’s view as quoted in his article and further suggests that Sustain grants from the Arts Council reinforces that attitude.

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Show to bring Gloucester theatre back to life

4th December 2009

Tucked away in one of Gloucester’s most culturally vibrant districts, a true hidden gem of the city is waiting to make its biggest comeback yet. The former New Olympus Theatre in Barton Street was bought by businessmen Ash Chavda and Babu Odedra in early 2008. And after almost two years of work on the Picturedrome, a new company is preparing a production to bring the theatre back into the limelight.

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£1.2m price tag for former Hippodrome theatre 'unrealistic'

3rd December 2009

Campaigners wanting to see the former Hippodrome restored as a theatre said its owner’s demands for £1.2m to sell it are “unrealistic”. Christopher Anthony, owner of the Grade II-listed building in Green Lane, yesterday revealed that he planned to sell the former theatre for more than three times the £375,000 he paid for it two years ago.

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Office of Fair Trading opens ATG’s Live Nation merger debate

3rd December 2009

The Office of Fair Trading has opened up its consultation with the theatre industry over Ambassador Theatre Group’s recent £90 million purchase of Live Nation’s UK venues, a deal which made it by far Britain’s biggest theatre operator.

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