‘Councils and owners need to combine to stop theatres closing’

The new annual Theatres at Risk Register published today by the Theatres Trust highlights the need for local authorities and theatre owners to collaborate to ensure more are not lost.

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Barbican’s Rattle Hall concept revealed

The detailed design concept for London's £288m Centre for Music - nicknamed “Rattle Hall” after the music director of the London Symphony Orchestra which will be resident there – has been revealed.

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Pontypridd arts centre to open again?

Council asks for expressions of interest in Muni

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Carlos Acosta to run Birmingham Royal Ballet

Former Royal Ballet star Carlos Acosta is to succeed David Bintley as artistic director of Birmingham Royal Ballet, the company has announced.

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Kathy Bourne returns to Chichester

Producer Kathy Bourne is to be the new executive director of Chichester Festival Theatre, along alongside artistic director Daniel Evans.

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Tullie House all dressed up for Wolfson award

Carlisle’s Tullie House Museum is the big winner in the latest round of DCMS/Wolfson Museum and Galleries Improvement Fund grants.

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ACE launches £6m leadership fund

Arts Council chair Nicholas Serota today launched a new £6m leadership investment fund for museums, libraries and the arts.

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RSC heads new era for immersive drama

A £16m research programme led by the Royal Shakespeare Company could herald a new era for audiences.

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Five vie for new £125k art gallery prize

Five galleries have been shortlisted for the new £125,000 Ampersand Award to help realise development proposals.

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Preston’s Harris Museum gets HLF development boost

A £10.7m transformation of Preston’s Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library has received a major funding fillip with a development grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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