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Plaza Theatre, Romsey receives Theatres Trust small grant

The Theatres Trust announce that five theatres have been awarded a total of £22,500 from its Theatres Protection Fund. One of the five is the Plaza Theatre, Romsey who have been awarded £5,000 to fit a stair lift replacement. The Press Release notes that “The Plaza opened in 1931 as a cinema. In the 1970s [...]

Inspiring The Future – SOLT & UK THEATRE

  We need your help! SOLT and UK Theatre have launched Inspiring The Future Of Theatre, a campaign which aims to showcase the range of careers available in theatre to young people and encourage and strengthen connections between schools and their local theatres. We’d love you to get involved on social media on 11 July by using the hashtag [...]

Productive Meeting in Brussels on EcoDesign Lighting

Thank you to everyone for helping us raise awareness about the issues concerning stage lighting in the new EcoDesign Regulations from the EU Commission. I wanted to give you an update on progress. A group of professionals from across member organisations1, manufacturers and designers in the live entertainment industry had a very productive meeting in [...]

UK Theatre – Helpline Initiative

Today, we are proud to announce the launch of Theatre Helpline, a significant part of UK Theatre and SOLT’s work to encourage safe and supportive working practices in theatre.   The helpline is a free and confidential support available 24/7, to anyone working in theatre and the performing arts in the UK.   To contact Theatre Helpline call 0800 915 4617 [...]

Summerseat Players 50th Anniversary

On Friday 25th May a gala function was held by theatre group the Summerseat Players to celebrate their 50thanniversary.  The event, which was held in the Hayloft Suite at the Bolholt Hotel in Bury was attended by over 130 guests, largely made up of current and past members to celebrate the special occasion.  Also in attendance was Councillor Dorothy [...]