The Theatres Trust

The Theatres Trust Announces ECOVENUE green theatre project for London

9th September 2009

On 14 September 2009 at Plasa 09 The Theatres Trust announced ECOVENUE, a new three year programme to provide specialist theatre environmental advice and undertake free DEC assessments with 48 small scale theatres in London.

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Support the Trust's Spot Listing of Nelson Palace Theatre

2nd August 2009

You can help us to prevent the demolition of Nelson Theatre by writing a letter of support to EH is considering our urgent application on Monday 3 August.

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Theatres Trust seeks two Trustees

31st July 2009

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport wishes to appoint two Trustees to The Theatres Trust board. Deadline for applications is Wednesday 9 September

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Theatres Trust seeks a Northern Ireland Trustee

30th July 2009

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport is seeking to appoint a person, who is located in Nothern Ireland (NI) as a trustee of the Theatres Trust. Deadline for applications is Wednesday 9 September 2009.

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Theatres Trust announces Theatre Buildings at Risk register 2009

24th June 2009

The Theatres Trust, the National Advisory Public Body for Theatres has published its 2009 Theatre Buildings at Risk Register (TBAR). The top ten theatres at risk include the threatened Opera House in Blackpool, and Derby Hippodrome, whose owner is being prosecuted by Derby City Council. A total of eighty-two theatres are covered in the Register.

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Westminster Theatre Decision welcomed by The Theatres Trust

18th May 2009

Westminster City Council’s decision to grant planning permission for a new theatre in Palace Street represents an important milestone for theatres in the West End and the country.

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Conference 09: Experiencing Theatres

25th March 2009

The Theatres Trust’s Conference 09, taking place on 9 June 2009 at the Unicorn Theatre in London, considers how different approaches to theatre architecture attract and influence audiences in different ways. It will look at how the scale, style, and sensitivity associated with auditoria design, way-finding, facilities, and building management make a difference to the atmosphere and energy of a theatre. Booking now open.

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Rob Dickins CBE appointed as Chairman of The Theatres Trust

15th January 2009

The Theatres Trust today announces the appointment of Rob Dickins CBE as Chairman effective as from 1 February 2009. Following his formal invitation from Barbara Follett, Minister for Culture, Creative Industries and Tourism and Minister for the East of England.

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Theatres Trust publishes its 31st Annual Report

21st November 2008

The Theatres Trust’s 31st Annual Report can be downloaded here.

In reviewing the year from April 2007 to March 2008, the Trust’s Director, Mhora Samuel said it had been ‘a highly rewarding year, building relationships and communicating our mission’, protecting theatres for everyone. The Theatres Trust responded to 95 statutory consultations on planning applications, 669 local development framework responses and advised on 63 listed building consent applications.

Theatres Trust calls for Public Inquiry on loss of Farnham Redgrave

14th October 2008

The Theatres Trust has urged Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Rt Hon Hazel Blears MP to use her reserve powers to save Farnham’s only purpose built theatre.

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