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RSC plans to keep temporary home open for extra two years

18th August 2009

The Royal Shakespeare Company is to apply for planning permission to keep its temporary base in Stratford-upon-Avon, the Courtyard Theatre, open for an additional two years, in order to minimise dark weeks while it moves back into the Royal Shakespeare and Swan theatres.

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Noises off: Theatres need communities more than consumers

18th August 2009

If theatres want a returning audience they must engage with them by fostering a sense of community blogs Chris Wilkinson.

Source: The Guardian Theatre Blog – Chris Wilkinson

Are theatres the cathedrals of our age?

17th August 2009

Contemplation and awe seem the most natural responses in the church-like spaces of BAC and Shunt Vaults. It’s hard not to notice the striking similarities between theatre and organised religion: the communal experience, the gathering together in one place to bear witness; finding a space within a crowd to reflect in silence on one’s thoughts; the civic, social and, to an extent, pastoral needs which both can fulfil blogs Andrew Haydon.

Source: The Guardian Theatre Blog – Andrew Haydon

Archaeologists unearth remains of Dublin’s Smock Alley Theatre

17th August 2009

Part of Dublin’s Smock Alley Theatre, dating back to 1662, together with related artefacts, have been uncovered by archaeologists in the Irish city’s Temple Bar area. The excavations are part of an €8m project to reinstate the theatre on its original site, which has been occupied over the years by a church and, most recently, by a Viking adventure centre.

Source: The Stage

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 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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