The Theatres Trust

Feasibility Study for Nelson Palace Theatre

14th August 2009

On 13 August 2009 The Theatres Trust attended an extremely positive meeting with Pendle Borough Council Chief Executive Stephen Barnes, Executive Director for Regeneration Brian Cookson and Councillor Allan Buck responsible for Economic Development and Tourism, to consider future sustainable uses for the Nelson Palace Theatre. We were able to visit the building as well as the wider town centre to understand the context of just how the theatre fits into the townscape.

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Save Nelson Palace Theatre - The Next Steps

7th August 2009

English Heritage has made an inspection of the Nelson Palace Theatre and will be making a recommendation to the Secretary of State as to whether to list the building. Over 150 people wrote to English Heritage in support of the listing and these will be forwarded to the Secretary of State.

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V&A loans Messell designs to Rosehill Theatre for three year exhibition

5th August 2009

Cumbria’s Rosehill Theatre is to launch its 50th anniversary celebrations this September with an exhibition of the stage and costume designs of Oliver Messell. The interior of the Rosehill Theatre was designed by Messell in 1959, and is one of only a small number of public places where he undertook interior design commissions.

Source: The Stage


Support the Trust's Spot Listing of Nelson Palace Theatre

2nd August 2009

You can help us to prevent the demolition of Nelson Theatre by writing a letter of support to ApplicationsNorth@english-heritage.org.uk EH is considering our urgent application on Monday 3 August.

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Theatres Trust seeks two Trustees

31st July 2009

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport wishes to appoint two Trustees to The Theatres Trust board. Deadline for applications is Wednesday 9 September

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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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