The Theatres Trust

Conference 12: Delivering Sustainable Theatres - The challenge of achieving the triple bottom line

24th November 2011

The Theatres Trust, The National Advisory Public Body for Theatres, has launched its sixth annual conference, ‘Delivering Sustainable Theatres’ – the challenge of achieving the triple bottom line.

Taking place on 12 June 2012 at Stratford Circus in London, next to the Olympic Park in East London, the Conference will explore how theatre buildings are managing their building’s resources and addressing their future sustainability. With its timing scheduled to take place the day before the ABTT Theatre Show, Conference attendees and sponsors will be able to take advantage of these co-located events, and network with the UK’s theatre sector as they congregate in London.

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The Localism Bill is now the Localism Act and references cultural assets

12th November 2011

The Localism Act 2011 received Royal Assent on Tuesday 15 November following eleven months of parliamentary scrutiny. The Bill progressed rapidly through its final stages, with MPs accepting all the Lords Amendments on 7 November. Speaking in the Commons on 7 November , Decentralisation Minister Greg Clark told MPs: “This is an historic bill, not just for the measures it contains but for what it represents. It is about striking out in a different direction. Power should be held at the lowest possible level.”

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Press Release: A final call for cultural responses to NPPF – The Theatres Trust’s Submission

14th October 2011

For immediate release. Consultations on the Government’s draft National Planning Policy Framework close on Monday 17 October. The draft is currently silent on culture, the arts and theatres.

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Press Release: NPPF must not be silent on culture says major national arts organisations in a joint letter

2nd October 2011

For immediate release. In a letter to the Sunday Telegraph published today, 20 major arts figures call for the inclusion of culture in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) in response to the lack of recognition of culture and the arts in the Communities and Local Government department’s draft NPPF.

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Press Release: Defending Champions retain The Theatres Trust People’s Choice Award 2011

27th September 2011

For immediate release Global Design Solutions is the winner of The Theatres Trust People’s Choice Award for the second year running. Matt Lloyd, Managing Director of GDS was presented with the sustainability award by the Chairman of The Theatres Trust, Rob Dickins, CBE, for its ArcSystem LED-based house lighting system.

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The Theatres Trust announces entrants for its People's Choice Award 2011

7th September 2011

For immediate release

The Theatres Trust are pleased to announce that the following products have been entered for our second People’s Choice Award at PLASA 2011, Earls Court, London.

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Culture and the National Planning Policy Framework

1st August 2011

Culture keeps the spirit of places alive and is essential to our wellbeing. It enhances and improves the places in which we live and the quality of the lives of communities. But there is a real danger that one of the most important Government planning policies for England which was announced last week is going to ignore culture. At present the only references it makes to culture are in relation to heritage conservation and veteran trees. The Theatres Trust is calling for those who care about culture and who are responsible for the provision of cultural services and facilities including theatres, arts centres, galleries and museums to respond to the draft National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and ensure that culture is afforded the same status as sports, heritage and leisure.

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Ecovenue feature at PLASA11

26th July 2011

The Theatres Trust will return to PLASA 2011 with an expanded version of its innovative Ecovenue feature, the area that gives visitors the unique chance to see how 48 pioneering London theatres are putting sustainability into practice.

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Theatres Trust announces theatre buildings at risk need more than guardian angels

14th July 2011

The Theatres Trust 2011 Theatre Buildings At Risk register (TBAR) announced today identifies the number of theatres at risk in the UK has risen to 58 since last year. In addition to the tireless efforts of community and campaign groups who are the guardian angels of many UK theatres, there is a desperate need for funding and public backing. Over half of the theatres on its at risk register have yet to find the financial and political support needed to secure a viable future.

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Launch: The Theatres Trust People’s Choice Award 2011

1st July 2011

Entries are now open for The Theatres Trust second annual People’s Choice Award, following a launch event at the ABTT Theatre Show 2011.

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