The Theatres Trust

Department for Culture, Media and Sport seeks new Chair of The Theatres Trust

25th September 2014

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport is seeking to appoint an individual with the necessary blend of skills and experience as Chair of The Theatres Trust to succeed Rob Dickins CBE, whose term of office ends on 30 January 2015.

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Theatres Trust announces TheatreStage Line-Up for PLASA2014

23rd September 2014

The Theatres Trust announces the full programme of events on its TheatreStage at PLASA London from 5 – 8 October at ExCel London. A total of twenty-one presentations will be held on the TheatreStage – running over all four days of the PLASA London show.

TheatreStage provides a focus on the show floor for visitors and the theatre industry to network and learn about projects, initiatives, campaigns and organisations connected to the theatre sector.

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Brandon Lewis MP rejects Public Inquiry into Brighton Hippodrome Applications

19th September 2014

The Theatres Trust is deeply disappointed by the Government’s announcement today that a Public Inquiry will not be held into the redevelopment scheme proposed for Brighton Hippodrome.

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Unique circus theatre, Brighton Hippodrome, tops Theatre Buildings at Risk Register 2014

18th September 2014

The Grade II* former circus theatre, Brighton Hippodrome tops the thirty-three theatres on The Theatres Trust’s Theatre Buildings at Risk Register 2014, launched at the Theatre Royal, Brighton on 18 September. The annually published Register features the most ‘at risk’ theatre buildings across the UK under threat of demolition and redevelopment, theatres that lie abandoned, neglected and decaying, and theatres in use at risk of closure.

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Press release: The Theatres Trust presents TheatreStage at PLASA London

9th September 2014

The Theatres Trust, the National Advisory Body for Theatres, presents its TheatreStage at PLASA London from 5 – 8 October at ExCel London. Following the success of the TheatreStage at last year’s PLASA London, it will once more provide a focal point for members of the theatre industry to gather and network throughout the show.

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Press release: Bookings open for Building Better Theatres Workshop Programme Autumn 2014 – Spring 2015

5th September 2014

The Theatres Trust, the National Advisory Public Body for Theatres, announces booking is open for Building Better Theatres, its Workshop Programme Autumn 2014 – Spring 2015.

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Press release: Theatres Trust welcomes full-time Planning Adviser

1st September 2014

The Theatres Trust is delighted to welcome Ross Anthony as its first full-time Planning Adviser. This new role brings together all aspects of the Trust’s planning work, including its role as a statutory consultee on theatre planning applications, the development of policies which promote and protect the social and cultural value of theatres in local and neighbourhood plans, and the protection of theatres in national planning policy.

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Theatres Trust comments on Brighton Hippodrome Holding Direction

19th August 2014

The Theatres Trust is pleased that the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, the Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP, has issued a Holding Direction to Brighton and Hove City Council in relation to the Planning application for redevelopment of Brighton Hippodrome. A Holding Direction prevents Brighton and Hove City Council from granting Planning permission whilst the DCLG actively consider the call-in request for Planning and Listed Building Consent applications to convert the Brighton Hippodrome into an eight screen cinema and restaurant complex.

The Brighton Hippodrome is the most at risk theatre building in the UK on our Theatre Buildings at Risk Register 2013. Find out more about the Brighton Hippodrome case


Fifth Round of Small Grants Announced by The Theatres Trust

1st August 2014

The Theatres Trust is pleased to announce its fifth round of small capital grants to theatres. Among the five successful theatres in this round are the Grade II* listed Trinity Theatre in Tunbridge Wells and the community-owned Shanklin Theatre on the Isle of Wight.

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Culture Secretary reappoints Trustee of the Theatres Trust

17th July 2014

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Culture Secretary reappoints Trustee of the Theatres Trust
Published 17 July 2014


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