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Grant funding opens doors for theatre campaigners

19th January 2017

Architectural Heritage Fund supports Burnley Empire Viability Study

Campaigners fighting to rescue and restore a derelict theatre in Burnley have received good news this week. The Architectural Heritage Fund have agreed a Project Viability Fund grant of £4000 towards the second phase of the Burnley Empire Viability Study which will allow the group to undertake a buildings evaluation and assess whether the theatre has a commercially viable future.

The funding was applied for by Theatres Trust, on behalf of the Burnley Empire Stakeholders Group, and will be matched by funding raised by Burnley Empire Theatres Trust (BETT). Other members of the Stakeholders Group include Burnley Council, Burnley College, the University of Central Lancashire and Burnley and District Civic Trust. The first phase of the Viability Study was funded by Theatres Trust and Burnley Council, and concluded in December 2016. The overall aim of the Viability Study is to identify a sustainable future for the Grade II Burnley Empire, and provide support for further funding bids which are likely to be needed to restore the theatre.

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Scarborough's Futurist: No Demolition for 6 Months

18th January 2017

Read the story at Yorkshire Coast Radio.

Scarborough’s Futurist: No Demolition for 6 Months
Published 18 January 2017


Bolton Octagon appoints architect for £10m redevelopment

17th January 2017

Read the story at The Stage.

Bolton Octagon appoints architect for £10m redevelopment

Published 17 January 2017


Natasha Tripney: Decent theatre loos should not be an optional extra

17th January 2017

Theatres Trust Spend a Penny scheme announcement has been mentioned in The Stage.

The beneficiaries of the Trust’s grants were mentioned in the article, “The Spend a Penny campaign was launched by the Theatres Trust last year specifically to address complaints about the under-provision and poor quality of female toilet facilities in theatres. Eight theatres – including Liverpool’s Royal Court and London’s Little Angel Theatre – were recently selected to receive £15,000 each to improve their toilet facilities for women, but also to improve provision of gender neutral and unisex toilets.”

Natasha Tripney: Decent theatre loos should not be an optional extra
Published 17 January 2017


Coronet Theatre in south London moves closer to demolition

16th January 2017

Ross Anthony and Theatres Trust have been mentioned in The Stage.

Ross Anthony, Planning adviser for Theatres Trust was quoted regarding the Trust’s objection to the plans to demolish the Coronet, Elephant and Castle saying that regeneration of the area “should not come at the expense of Elephant and Castle’s diverse cultural mix”.

“We strongly call for council to retain the Coronet Theatre, which is clearly a still viable and valuable operation, as part of this development”

Coronet Theatre in south London moves closer to demolition
Published 16 January 2017

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Letter: Support for Futurist was far and wide ... and free

13th January 2017

Theatres Trust has been mentioned in Filey & Hummanby Mercury.

In a letter to the Scarborough community by counsellor Janet Jefferson, the Trust’s letter of support for the retention of the Futurist Theatre was referred to.

Letter: Support for Futurist was far and wide … and free
Published 13 January 2017


Could Scarborough's Futurist Theatre Become Listed?

12th January 2017

Claire Appleby and Theatres Trust have been mentioned in Yorkshire Coast Radio.

Claire Appleby, Architecture Adviser at Theatres Trust was interviewed after the council’s vote passed the decision to demolish the Futurist Theatre. However with an application for statutory listing still outstanding she said:

“If the Certificate of Immunity is granted it means that the building cannot be listed for the next five years. However, if the certificate is refused, it means that the building automatically becomes listed. In the past, what Historic England had decided was that there wasn’t enough of the original building.”

Could Scarborough’s Futurist Theatre Become Listed?
Published 11 January 2017

Claire Appleby is from The Theatre’s Trust, she said:


Campaign to save Scarborough’s Futurist Theatre changes tack following demolition vote

11th January 2017

Theatres Trust has been mentioned in The Stage.

After the council voted to demolish the Futurist Theatre, Scarborough, Theatres Trust, was quoted, regarding the outstanding statutory listing application for the building saying: “Should the certificate be rejected, the building will automatically become statutory listed, which would be a real barrier to the building’s demolition.”

Campaign to save Scarborough’s Futurist Theatre changes tack following demolition vote
Published 11 January 2017


Anger as move to bulldoze Scarborough’s Futurist Theatre is approved

10th January 2017

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Anger as move to bulldoze Scarborough’s Futurist Theatre is approved
Published 10 January 2017


REGIONAL NEWS: Scarborough's landmark Futurist Theatre to be demolished

10th January 2017

Read the story at Doncaster Free Press
REGIONAL NEWS: Scarborough’s landmark Futurist Theatre to be demolished
Published 10 January 2017


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