The Theatres Trust

Application submitted to statutorily list Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

11th May 2011

Listed historic theatre asset submission

The Theatres Trust has submitted an application to English Heritage to nominate the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford as a heritage asset for statutory listing.

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Theatres Trust expresses concern over Ramshorn Theatre closure

9th May 2011

Ramshorn Theatre, Glasgow

The Ramshorn Theatre in Glasgow is under threat of closure. The University of Strathclyde is making £12m cuts, including all its cultural activities, and the Ramshorn is set to close at the end of July 2011 (when its current programme ends).

The Theatres Trust has written to Mr Fraser Livingston, Convenor of Court at the University of Strathclyde, expressing its concern and has requested a meeting. Read the Trust’s letter

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London Hippodrome to improve external signage and lighting

5th May 2011

Planning and Listed Building Application:11/02905/AVC and 11/02906/LBC

Westminster City Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning and listed building applications with signage proposals (including high level signage and seven LCD screens) for Charing Cross Road, Little Newport Street, Leicester Court and Cranbourn Street elevations for the approved casino use of the Hippodrome and Cranbourn mansions.

The Theatres Trust supported the application. Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning applications online, please click here and enter the application number and click search.


London Hippodrome to restore and improve external facades

5th May 2011

Planning and Listed Building Application:11/02908/ADFULL and 11/02914/ADLBC

Westminster City Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above applications with details of drawings of windows and doors; details of coloured glazing to the canopy; drawings showing external works to improve the frontage along Little Newport Street and Leicester Court; external entrance and surround from Cranbourn Street including a schedule of repairs and restoration and new external lighting scheme.

The Theatres Trust supported the application. Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning application online, please click here and enter the application number and click search.


Granada Cinema to be converted into a mixed use development for religious and community purposes

5th May 2011

Planning and Listed Building Application: 2009/1048 and 2009/1049/LB

London Borough of Waltham Forest has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above applications with the Community Access Statement and Granada Rooms Operational Intent Document provided by UCKG to convert the former Walthamstow Granada Cinema into a mixed use development for religious and community/assembly purposes.

The Theatres Trust remains opposed to the application. Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning application online please click here and enter the application number and click search.


Pavilon Theatre Weymouth now to be known as Weymouth Pavilion

5th May 2011

Planning Application: 11/00322/ADV

Weymouth & Portland Borough Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application with amendments to the proposed illuminated signage scheme.

The Theatres Trust supported the application. Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning application online, please click here and enter the application number and click search.


Komedia Theatre, Brighton, change of use

5th May 2011

Planning Application: BH2011/00493

Brighton & Hove City Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application to the Brighton Komedia Theatre, proposing a change of use of the ground, mezzanine and first floors from theatre with ancillary bar, cafe and offices (sui generis) to cinema with ancillary bar, cafe and offices (D2).

The Theatres Trust originally objected to the application but having visited the theatre and received further information on the proposals directly from the applicants, has withdrawn its objection.

Read the Trust’s original response Read the Trust’s letter withdrawing its objection

To view the planning application online, please click here and enter the application number and click search.


Alterations to Morecambe Winter Gardens.

28th April 2011

Listed Building Application: 11/00257/LB

Lancaster City Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above listed building application to create an internal toilet area at the Morecambe Winter Gardens.

The Trust has supported the application. Read the Trust’s Response

To view the planning application online, please click here and enter the application number and click search


Partial Demolition Proposed for Former Hippodrome/Rialto, Airdrie

28th April 2011

Planning Application: 11/00233/FUL & Listed Building Application: 11/00248/LBC

North Lanarkshire Council have consulted The Theatres Trust on the above applications to partially demolish the listed former Hippodrome/Rialto Theatre in order to facilitate a residential development.

The Theatres Trust had no objection in principle to the partial demolition but requested conditions. Read The Trust’s Response

To view the planning application online, please click here, enter the application number and click search.


The Queen Anne Pub to be transformed into a Teahouse and Theatre

27th April 2011

Planning Application: 11/00726/FUL

London Borough of Lambeth has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above planning application for the change of use from Public House (Use Class A4) to a Tea House and Theatre (Use Class A3/Sui Generis). This will involve demolition of an existing garage and part demolition of the rear addition, together with the erection of a single storey ground floor rear extension, restoration of the shop front, installation of a new entrance and awning to the front elevation.

The Theatres Trust supported the application. Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning application online, please click here and enter the application number and click search.


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