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Financial plans put forward for £2.5 million facelift of Cheltenham Everyman

24th June 2009

Financial plans have been drawn up for a £2.5 million refurbishment of The Everyman theatre. The Cheltenham venue is asking the borough council for £1.25 million towards the facelift. The request consists of a £250,000 grant and a £1 million interest-free loan. Talks are also afoot to hand the freehold of the Regent Street building to the theatre company, or extend their lease which runs out in 12 years.

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Four sites join theatre ‘at risk’ list

24th June 2009

Blackpool’s Winter Gardens complex and the Brighton Hippodrome are among four new entries listed on a register of the top ten most endangered theatre buildings in the country. Blackpool’s Winter Gardens is amongst new entries to the list of most endangered theatres A total of 82 venues are featured in conservation body the Theatres Trust’s 2009 Theatre Buildings at Risk Register. Thirty-nine of these are located in England and deemed to be at “high risk”.

Source: The Stage


Trust focus on Welsh theatres 'at risk'

24th June 2009

A boarded-up theatre in Bangor, Gwynedd is one of four in Wales included on an UK-wide list of theatres at risk. The Theatres Trust says its list highlights theatres that have been “abandoned” or suffered “neglect”. Other theatres in Wales at risk include, the Palace Theatre, Swansea, the Gwyn Hall in Neath on fire in 2007, and the Patti Theatre, Craig-y-Nos (GradeI) as it is in a poor state of repair.

Source: BBC News .


Two greater Manchester performance venues futures in doubt

24th June 2009

Read more at BBC News
Two greater Manchester performance venues futures in doubt
Published: 24 June 2009


Theatre owners angered by Barbara Follett attack on their 'shameful' facilities

20th June 2009

Read more at The Independent
Theatre owners angered by Barbara Follett attack on their ‘shameful’ facilities
Published: 20 June 2009


Corby Cube presses on

19th June 2009

Hawkins Brown’s £27 million landmark building for Corby town centre, Northampton-shire, has topped out. The 7,700sq m Corby Cube, won in competition in 2004, will contain the council chamber and one-stop-shop. A café, studio spaces, theatre and new library for the town, once a hub of the steel industry, will be included in the five-storey structure as well as public roof terraces.

Source: Building Design


New Marlowe Theatre is landed with extra £400,000 bill

19th June 2009

Canterbury’s new £25 million Marlowe Theatre has been hit by a shock bill for £400,000 in extra interest payments. Councillors were left reeling when chief executive Colin Carmichael broke the news the county council had back-tracked over a promised £2 million interest-free loan. Instead, it is demanding a fixed two per cent interest a year over the next 10 years. The county council had already promised a £2 million grant.

Source: This is Kent.co.uk


Lancaster regeneration inquiry underway

19th June 2009

Read more at Leisure Opportunities
Lancaster regeneration inquiry underway
Published: 19 June 2009


Architecture minister lays into unacceptable condition of West End theatres

19th June 2009

Architecture minister Barbara Follett has attacked the state of London’s historic theatres. Follett said world-class productions in the capital were being let down by unacceptable conditions endured by audiences. “London theatres put on the best shows in the world: marvellous plays, actors, directors and staging,” Follett told the Theatres Trust annual conference last week.

Source: Building Design

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Arts Council puts up cash for Settle's Victoria Hall

19th June 2009

Read more at Yorkshire Deco
Arts Council puts up cash for Settle’s Victoria Hall
Published: 19 June 2009


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