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Derby City Council criticised for failing to protect Hippodrome

6th October 2009

Derby City Council has come under fire from local theatre campaigners for failing to protect the city’s beleaguered Hippodrome building. Lobbying group the Derby Hippodrome Restoration Fund has described the local authority as “lacking in backbone”, after it failed to ensure that security fencing was erected around the building by site owner Christopher Anthony.

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Cheltenham’s Everyman Theatre in running for £500k HLF renovation grant

6th October 2009

Plans for a £2.5 million renovation scheme at Cheltenham’s Everyman Theatre have taken a step forward, after the Heritage Lottery Fund announced that the venue is in the running for a £500,000 grant.

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Nominations announced for 20th Empty Space… Peter Brook Awards

6th October 2009

Regional theatre venues the Minerva at Chichester, Glasgow’s Arches and Forest Fringe at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe are to compete with London’s Battersea Arts Centre, Soho and Bush theatres for the top prize at the 20th annual Empty Space… Peter Brook Awards.

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RSC to relaunch its development Studio

6th October 2009

The Royal Shakespeare Company is to revive its Studio – the research and development centre which was pioneered by Michel Saint-Denis and Peter Brook in the sixties.

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Should the Manchester Palace Theatre be turned into an opera house?

5th October 2009

Plans to overhaul the popular Palace Theatre in Manchester and turn it into a northern outpost for opera and ballet spell trouble for theatregoers blogs Carrie Dunn for The Guardian Theatre Blog.

Source: The Guardian Theatre Blog – Carrie Dunn


Royal Court Upstairs celebrates 40th birthday with high-profile panel talks

5th October 2009

London’s Royal Court Theatre will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the opening of its Theatre Upstairs with a series of panel discussions, featuring participants including the space’s founding director William Gaskill. The series of events, Get Upstairs: 40 Years of Firsts at the Royal Court, will take place from November 3 to 6.

Source: The Stage Royal Court Theatre


Doubts over waterfront development to replace Leamington's Loft Theatre

4th October 2009

Concerns have been raised over proposals to replace Leamington’s Loft Theatre building with restaurants and offices. The theatre company plans to move from its current home in Victoria Colonnade to the former United Reformed Church in Spencer Street next year. Planning officers at Warwick District Council are recommending councillors to approve the scheme, but a number of groups are unhappy about it.

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How can we measure a theatre's value for money?

2nd October 2009

The spiralling costs of Leicester’s Curve theatre have drawn criticism for not representing good value – but since when did we judge a theatre’s success by bricks and mortar? blogs David Jays for The Guardian Theatre blog.

Source: The Guardian Theatre Blog – David Joys


New team secures Lincoln theatre future

2nd October 2009

A Lincoln theatre which had struggled after losing council funding looks to have had its immediate future secured. The Theatre Royal lost more than £170,000 in city council grants at the beginning of the year. The leaseholder put together a short-term plan to keep it open but ID Entertainments Group has said it will take over running the venue early next year and refurbish the facilities.

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Experimental theatre is a question of space

1st October 2009

Regional venues should be encouraged to put on more daring work but only if the building and the work are a good match blogs Andy Field for The Guardian Theatre blog.

Source: The Guardian Theatre Blog – Andy Field


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