The Theatres Trust

Mhora Samuel comments in The Stage on the big issues that face the industry in 2015

5th January 2015

Mhora Samuel, Director of The Theatres Trust, has commented on the big issues that face the industry in 2015 for The Stage, the weekly for the entertainment industry,

“There is a growing gap between theatres that are investment rich and those that are funding poor. Ambitious regeneration-led new theatre developments will emerge alongside others being sold off by local authorities or affected by cuts. Our answer? Empower communities and build relationships with investors and developers to create new delivery models and more resilient theatres”.

Comment appeared in The Stage, print copy, 1 January 2015, page 22.

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ABTT Statement following the update issued by Westminster City Council into the Apollo Theatre Investigation

18th December 2014

The Association of British Theatre Technicians has been leading on the development of advice to theatre owners concerning Suspended Fibrous Plaster ceilings in theatres for most of 2014. A group of experts was convened following the request for further guidance to be added to Technical Standards for Places of Entertainment.

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Westminster City Council: Update on Apollo Theatre investigation

17th December 2014

Westminster City Council has called on the Health and Safety Executive and Association of British Theatre Technicians to establish new, more rigorous, guidance governing ceiling checks in historical theatres and cinemas.

Following the internal collapse of part of the ceiling at the Apollo Theatre in 2013, a year-long investigation has concluded that:

- the collapse happened because of the age of the structure
- there has been no breach of the current laws

As a result, the council has concluded that the theatre company and the ceiling inspection firm should not be prosecuted, because they followed the current guidelines.

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Announcing Conference 15: Valuing Theatres

10th December 2014

The Theatres Trust is pleased to confirm that Conference 15: Valuing Theatres will take place at Milton Court Theatre – part of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama – on Tuesday 23 June 2015.

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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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