The Theatres Trust

Conference 11: ‘Converting Spaces~Creating Theatres’

7th April 2011

Booking is now open for The Theatres Trust’s fifth annual conference Converting Spaces~Creating Theatres taking place at the Pleasance Islington, London on Tuesday 14 June 2011.

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Theatres take the lion's share of Arts Council England cuts in a postcode lottery

6th April 2011

Over 73% of the funding cuts announced by the Arts Council England on the 30 March fell on theatres according to an analysis by The Theatres Trust. ACE’s new national portfolio saw more losers than winners, with 97 theatres losing funding or being cut entirely, and only 43 benefiting from an increase. In cash terms, theatre venues will lose a balance of £46.8m of public funding through ACE over the next four years.

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Scotland's theatre architecture revealed in new publication

9th March 2011

A new booklet which looks at the architects and styles of Scotland’s theatres is being officially launched today, Tuesday 8th March at Glasgow’s Theatre Royal. Written by Historic Scotland and The Theatres Trust, the booklet looks at theatre design from 1736 up until the late twentieth century, ranging from Victorian opulence and Edwardian designs to 20th century conversions and post-war theatres.

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Invitation to Welsh Theatre Symposium on 14 March 2011

22nd February 2011

Hosted and produced by The Theatres Trust, Creu Cymru, and the Wales Association for the Performing Arts Chaired by Theatre Director, Phil Clark

The Welsh Theatre Symposium is an opportunity for theatre makers, theatre companies, producers, local authority and independent theatre, arts centre and venue operators, arts development officers, theatre marketing professionals and architects and those involved in theatre capital projects to meet and discuss the current and future state of theatre and theatre venues in Wales today.

It will take place on the 14 March 2011 at Theatr Brycheiniog, Canal Wharf, Brecon, Powys LD3 7EW

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Scarborough Opera House Cherubs on loan to the Trust

15th December 2010

The Theatres Trust is delighted to welcome to the Resource Centre two groups of plasterwork cherubs salvaged from the Stage Boxes of the Royal Opera House in Scarborough, demolished in 2004. More information on the Opera House here

The groups of cherubs will be on show for the foreseeable future and we are grateful to Hayles and Howe specialists in the restoration of ornamental plaster and scagliola, who helped to salvage the cherubs and have loaned them to the Trust.

If you would like to arrange a visit to view the cherubs please contact Kate Carmichael

Penelope Keith in show of support for Derby Hippodrome

12th October 2010

Penelope Keith CBE DL, a Trustee of The Theatres Trust made a special appearance outside Derby Hippodrome Theatre today in a show of support for the theatre’s future.

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The Theatres Trust continues as an independent body

24th September 2010

The document outlining Cabinet Office plans for arms length bodies reported in The Daily Telegraph on the 24 September 2010 makes reference to The Theatres Trust as one of the bodies to be abolished. We would like to assure everyone that there are no plans to abolish The Theatres Trust.

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The Theatres Trust Announces Global Design Solutions wins first ‘Theatres Trust People's Choice Award’ at PLASA 2010.

24th September 2010

Global Design Solutions was the successful recipient of the first Theatres Trust People’s Choice Award for its Blues System Dimmable controlable performance working light at PLASA2010.

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The Theatres Trust announces the nominees for its inaugural People’s Choice Award at Plasa 2010

10th September 2010

The Theatres Trust is pleased to announce the nine nominees for its first People’s Choice Award which will be presented on its Ecovenue stand (2-M28) at PLASA2010, Earls Court on Tuesday 14 September 2010 at 6pm.

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The Theatres Trust presents its First People’s Choice award at PLASA 2010

6th September 2010

The Theatres Trust will present its first People’s Choice Award on its Ecovenue stand (2-M28) at PLASA2010, Earls Court on Tuesday 14 September 2010 at 6.00pm. Promoting best practice in sustainable theatre technology, this award will be selected by visitors to PLASA 2010 from lighting and stage equipment used to illuminate an exhibition outlining the work of The Theatres Trust’s Ecovenue project.

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