The Theatres Trust

Theatres Trust seeks a Northern Ireland Trustee

30th July 2009

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport is seeking to appoint a person, who is located in Nothern Ireland (NI) as a trustee of the Theatres Trust. Deadline for applications is Wednesday 9 September 2009.

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Arcola to build UK’s first all-green theatre

29th July 2009

North London’s Arcola Theatre is laying plans to create the UK’s first environmentally friendly arts “campus”, in a multimillion-pound project that will see the company’s new home constructed from straw bale.

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BBC documentary to explore legacy of music hall

29th July 2009

A BBC3 Radio documentary will examine the legacy of music hall and the role it has played in shaping contemporary entertainment. The Good Old Days? will look at how music hall became the dominant form of popular culture in the 19th-century.

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Arts Council England Theatre Assessment findings announced

28th July 2009

The results of Arts Council England’s Theatre Assessment – which looked at the impact of an additional £25million annual investment in theatre since 2003 – have been published.

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Bid for cash could benefit Glasgow ex music hall

28th July 2009

Communities in the East End of Glasgow are bidding to win a multi-million share of a new Government fund to improve local high streets. One of the four groups, the local regeneration agency, believe the cash could bring the ex-Olympia Theatre of Varieties back to life and transform a neglected crossroads by restoring it to its former architectural glory.

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ACE funding gives Liverpool Everyman redevelopment green light

24th July 2009

Liverpool Everyman Theatre’s £28 million redevelopment has been given the go-ahead, after Arts Council England confirmed £12.8 million of investment for the capital project. Management at the venue will now begin detailed design and planning.

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Bournemouth Opera House bought by AMG

22nd July 2009

AMG has acquired the Grade II-listed building on a 25-year lease follows a multi-million pound refurbishment in 2007 by landlords Arnewood Estates. Originally built in 1895 as the Boscombe Grand Theatre, the 1,925-seat venue was re-named the Boscombe Hippodrome during its music hall days and, from the 1970s onwards.

Source: The Stage


New £9m Suffolk dance centre set to open in autumn

21st July 2009

A new £8.9 million dance centre is set to open this autumn. The Jerwood DanceHouse will be based on the site of the old Cranfields Mill in Ipswich and forms part of a larger £70 million regeneration of the area. It is designed by John Lyall Architects, and the centre will occupy a 2,500 square metre site on three floors featuring four studios, including a 200-seat theatre, backstage facilities, pilates and therapy suites, a cafe and new offices for DanceEast. . Source: The Stage


Theatres to bid for Lottery cash to boost heritage training

21st July 2009

Theatres are being encouraged to bid for cash from a £5 million funding pot established by the Heritage Lottery Fund, which will enable them to host trainees within conservation schemes and engage the public with the history of their building. From November, venues will be able to apply for funding over a five-year period to pay for traineeships through the Skills for the Future programme.

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ROH vows to work with Lowry over Manchester outpost plans

17th July 2009

Figures leading proposals for a Manchester outpost of the Royal Opera House have committed to working with nearby arts centre the Lowry, after it raised concerns that plans for the rival venue would “destroy” it. According to a feasibility report created by the ROH and Manchester City Council, “progress” has been made with the Lowry in identifying artistic models that will address its concerns.

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