The Theatres Trust

Derngate Theatre in Northampton to celebrate its 25th anniversary

3rd April 2008

Read more at Northampton Chronicle.
Derngate Theatre in Northampton to celebrate its 25th anniversary.
Published: 3 April 2008


Fears over future of Tameside Hippodrome

2nd April 2008

Live Nation’s contract to run the theatre expired at the end of last month when the building reverted to the council’s control. The venue is now closed for `refurbishment’ and there are fears it may never reopen as a theatre.

For more information from the Tameside Advertiser, please click here.


Theatres Trust meets Derby City Council to save Hippodrome

2nd April 2008

Following partial demolition of the listed grade II Derby Hippodrome on Friday 28 March, The Theatres Trust has met with senior officials of Derby City Council to discuss plans to secure the future of the theatre. Mhora Samuel, Director and Mark Price, Planning and Architecture Adviser for The Theatres Trust met with Richard Williams, Assistant Director of Regeneration and Councillor Evonne Williams at the council’s offices.

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Gorleston Pavilion Theatre damaged by thieves

1st April 2008

Read more at the Norwich Evening News.
Gorleston Pavilion Theatre damaged by thieves.
Published: 1 April 2008


London's Roundhouse turned from rock venue to theatre

31st March 2008

Read more at the Evening Standard.
London’s Roundhouse turned from rock venue to theatre.
Published: 31 March 2008


Oxford's Pegasus Theatre starts fundraising campaign

31st March 2008

Read more at Oxford Mail.
Oxford’s Pegasus Theatre starts fundraising campaign.
Published: 31 March 2008


New Collins Theatre in Islington sparks debate

28th March 2008

Islington Tribune.
New Collins Theatre in Islington sparks debate.
Published: 28 March 2008


Theatres Trust shocked by the 'demolition' of Derby Hippodrome

28th March 2008

Today, under the pretext of carrying out ‘essential repairs’ contractors AB Demolition demolished substantial sections of Derby Hippodrome. Fears were raised by The Theatres Trust two days ago that the presence of a demolition crew would only lead to further damage. Structural metal beams supporting the roof were removed and destabilised the whole building. The Hippodrome’s side walls have been pulled down and the theatre’s stage house and flytower have been lost.

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Aberdeen's theatre provision boosted

27th March 2008

Aberdeen will be the site of a major new centre for contemporary arts and the creative industries, whilst The Lemon Tree re-opens under the auspices of Aberdeen Performing Arts.

For more information from Aberdeen City Council, please click here


Theatres Trust raises concerns as demolition contractor appears at Derby Hippodrome

26th March 2008

On Tuesday 25 March an excavator, owned by contractor AB Demolition, appeared outside Derby Hippodrome as the deadline for its owner to carry out essential repairs ordered by Derby City Council came to an end. The Trust fears that the presence of the contractor will lead to further damage to the theatre. We hope that local people will be vigilant over the next few days and continue to report any suspect activity to the Council and to us. This is a critical time when the theatre is at its most vulnerable and faces greatest risk.

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