23rd January 2012
Baroness Bakewell’s question 4 on protecting cultural institutions within the National Planning Framework (NPPF) can be seen by clicking here and moving the slider to 15:00 hours.
Culture and arts endorsed by CLG Select Committee’s draft National Planning Policy Framework Inquiry
21st December 2011
The Theatres Trust is delighted to see the recognition given to culture and the arts in the Communities and Local Government Select Committee’s report into the draft National Planning Policy Framework published today.
13th December 2011
Order yours today! The Theatres Trust are delighted to announce that one of our Planning Volunteers, Louise Mark, has created this year’s Christmas Card and we’re offering it for sale to help raise funds for the Trust. It is a beautiful atmospheric watercolour of the Lyceum Theatre in London at night.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.