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www.anglestheatre.co.uk

Wisbech Theatre (now the Angles Theatre) is accepted as the eighth oldest working theatre in the country ... In 1978 It was re-discovered and re-opened as a theatre ...  From the beginnings in 1978 scores of productions, both amateur and professional, have followed ... Right from the start the Angles has not only been about shows. Its remit was, and still is, to provide a focal point for the theatrical arts for the local community, with a special accent on the young.'

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barrfields.co.uk

'One of Scotland's most significant entertainment venues, the last fully operational seaside pavilion theatre in Scotland ... Barrfields Theatre User Group is a constituted organisation run by members of the five main users of Barrfields Theatre. The group has been set up to be non profit making and its main mission is to upgrade and improve the facility for both its users and audiences alike.'

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www.blaenau-gwent.gov.uk/visitors/theatres-cinemas/beaufort-theatre-ballroom/

Beaufort Theatre hosts a wide range of performances and events throughout the year as well as arts activities and workshops. It is the number one venue in Ebbw Vale for drama, dance, live music and children's events.’

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www.becclespublichall.org.uk

‘The vision of the Beccles Public Hall directors and management team is to develop a centrally located facility, where local people can access and enjoy a wide range of activities from events, concerts and performances to special interest groups. Our project aims to provide the Public Hall, for the first time in its history, a management structure that will ensure its long term future. This new energy will drive the project forward bringing fresh ideas, uses and sustainability.’

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theblaketheatre.org

'The Blake Theatre opened its doors in 2004. When Monmouth School refurbished its original building we decided we should share the theatre with you, our local community. So we have a part time team who are here to help you. Not only do we aim to provide an interesting range of shows, we are also available to hire for those groups seeking a professional venue for their production.'

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Also indexedMonmouth School
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www.boningtontheatre.co.uk

'We show a wide variety of films for all audiences every week, as well as hosting Theatre productions and live music events too!'

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www.bridspa.com

‘As a magnet for world-class talent, Bridlington Spa always features an exciting entertainment programme. Take your pick from the very best in music, comedy, theatre and touring musicals.’

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www.thebrunton.co.uk

'The place to be for the best in quality music, theatre, dance, comedy, children's shows and film - all year round.'

Visits to the Website53
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www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

'An exquisitely beautiful Edwardian theatre and one of the country’s finest examples of Frank Matcham theatre design ... An extensive programme of external and internal restoration was undertaken between October 1999 and June of 2001. Since the completion of this restoration work Buxton Opera House has been at the centre of a remarkable success story and has developed as a community theatre catering for wide-ranging tastes and ages ...'

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www.duchess-theatre.com

‘A multi-purpose arts venue situated in the heart of Long Eaton. Located between Nottingham and Derby, the Centre is Long Eaton’s premier live arts and entertainment venue. Comprising the tiered 180-seat Duchess Theatre, the multi-purpose Devonshire Suite and John Barker Studio, the Chatsworth Arts Centre is the focal point in providing facilities for the arts in Long Eaton throughout the year.'

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www.chelmsford.gov.uk/theatres

‘Offer entertainment to the people of Essex and beyond. Situated in the heart of Chelmsford's West End, the Civic Theatre and Cramphorn Studio provide entertainment including concerts, plays, ballet, pantomime, opera, jazz, dance, musicals, comedy, cinema, live music and children shows.'

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www.chippingnortontheatre.com

'We are a theatre, an arthouse cinema, a gallery and a concert hall. We are a resource for our community, but we are also a professional venue, welcoming over 53,000 visitors every year. We are something unique, but we are also different things to different people. We are the cause and subject of many arguments and debates, and a fair amount of acclaim and affection. We are complicated and a little eccentric. We are not a little theatre. We like to make a big noise ...'

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www.clonter.org

'Set in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, Clonter offers audiences an opportunity to hear some of the world’s finest emerging musical talent from a wide range of musical genres including jazz, folk, opera, gospel and panto. We are passionate about live musical theatre and aim to provide a diverse programme of events. Clonter offers an exciting range of opportunities for our audiences to get up close to our work,with pre-performance talks, open opera studios, musical theatre workshops and much more.'

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www.congresstheatrecwmbran.co.uk

‘Opened by the Duchess of Kent on the 19th October 1972 ... In 1974 the entire building was closed to be revamped and modified to incorporate greater facilities to enable a wider range of entertainment it reopened in 1975 as the Congress Theatre with a 306 auditorium capacity, dressing rooms and theatrical lighting. In 1992 the Congress Theatre was threatened with closure by the local Council and a group of theatre enthusiasts formed a committee to take over the running of the Theatre. Thus in April 1993 the Congress Theatre Co. ... was formed and that is how it is today. The Congress Theatre generates most of its revenue from Theatre Hire.’

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www.embassytheatre.co.uk

'Our mission is to provide an extraordinary range of cultural, leisure and health related opportunities that allow all local people to lead a great life. We will do this by striving to develop and sustain a thriving and successful (culture and leisure) business that encourages innovation and progressive expansion in order to maximise service potential and community wellbeing.'

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www.leisureworks.net/events/4/empire-theatre

'Popular 500 capacity venue in the heart of Consett, screening live theatre shows ranging from comedy and children's plays, to classical ballets and live music.'

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www.floralpavilion.com

‘Exists to provide audiences from Wirral and beyond with access to an affordable, challenging and fun programme of events and activities. We will particularly strive to ensure an exciting range of events and activities are available ... to bring families together. In doing so our mission will strengthen the community we serve through building relationships and stimulating imaginations and opportunities.‘

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www.gladstonetheatre.org.uk

‘The Gladstone Theatre is situated in the Garden Village founded in 1888 by William Hesketh Lever to house his soap factory workers ... The Theatre has been home to many famous shows, artists, both actors and musicians alike, comedians, dancers, and every one adds to the theatres character. It is also used by Local Operatic Societies, Musical Groups, Youth Organisations, and Dancing Schools, but it would of course be nothing without you, the audience.‘

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www.gordon-craig.co.uk

'The Gordon Craig Theatre is a 501 Seat Venue, boasting a Large Backstage Area with ample storage space and workshop facilities ... The Concert Hall is a 1200 seat venue located on the ground floor of the Arts and leisure Centre and has played host to a variety of acts including Comedians, Live Music and Sporting Shows.'

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www.grovetheatre.co.uk

'The Grove Theatre is a cultural hub for the people of Central Bedfordshire and the wider region ... We believe it is our role and the role of the arts to support both the individual and the community in enhancing their overall quality of life and mental well-being through access to entertainment, education and participation within the community. We believe that art enriches lives and everyone should have the opportunity to experience that.'

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www.hackneyempire.co.uk/music

'There are plenty of ways to get involved. Whether it’s through the Hackney Empire Community Choir, Youth Forum, School and College Programme, Elders Group, one of our workshops or maybe one of our annual projects – Artist Development Programme (ADP), Hackney Village, Alter Ego. Our flagship pioneering Creative Learning programmes is developing the Next Generation of artists ...'

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www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

'We are a unique rurally-located theatre which delivers a wide-ranging arts programme that includes theatre, music, dance and comedy ... The theatre is situated in the heart of Cornwall and is the county’s largest performance venue, playing to audiences of 180,000 annually and has a strategic role within regional arts, being one of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisations.'

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www.kentontheatre.co.uk

‘The fourth-oldest working theatre in the country. It is a Regency gem, set in the heart of Henley-on-Thames, with a warm, friendly and cosy intimacy that makes you want to come back. Our policy is to provide a varied programme to suit all tastes, featuring professional touring companies as well as local amateur societies and dance groups.’

www.bradford-theatres.co.uk/venues/kings-hall-ilkley

King's Hall and Winter Garden 'hosts a wide range of events and community provision. From a variety of professional productions including enchanting family shows, must-see music concerts and inspiring talks, to local amateur dramatic and performing arts companies, weddings, parties, lifestyle fairs and community events. It is also one of the key venues for the Summer Festival held in August every year and the hugely popular Ilkley Literature Festival'.

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www.mansfield.gov.uk/palacetheatre/

Artistic Policy ‘We aim to present a quality, balanced, professional mid-scale programme across all genres, catering for the needs of the audiences to be found in the anticipated catchment area, whilst providing the opportunity for local artistic expression. We will strive to maximise usage of the complex, promote lifelong learning and present a balanced, professional programme across all genres whilst providing the opportunity for local artistic expression.’

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www.marinatheatre.co.uk

‘Hosting an array of comedy, musical, dance and drama performances in Lowestoft.  And with a mixture of live entertainment and great cinema the Marina Theatre is at the cultural heart of the town. We have also been the residence of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra since 2005 – a real prestigious partnership ...’

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themarkettheatre.com

'Ledbury's very own theatre which presents a wide variety of professional and amateur entertainment, drama, music, cinema and the odd panto. We hope to see you soon ...'

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www.millenniumforum.co.uk

‘Opened in August 2001 following many years of campaigning that began as far back as the 1960s! The opening of the Millennium Forum marked a new beginning in the city’s cultural life. The £14m project brought to fruition the city’s ambition to have a world class purpose- built 1020-seat theatre, conference centre and community facility for everyone.'

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www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-theatre-oxford/

‘The Theatre is now owned by The Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) who are the biggest theatre owners in the country, owning 40 theatres across the UK. Audiences at the theatre can once again see leading opera and ballet companies, from Welsh National Opera to the English National Ballet, contemporary dance, hit musicals like Chicago and Guys and Dolls, and of course sell-out pop concerts. The venue’s current capacity is 1785 and the building is not listed.’

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secure.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

‘The largest and most successful theatre in the East of England with over 400,000 people attending annually to watch 400 performances, ranging from shows for pre-school age children to grand opera, and everything in between. We feature the best of West End shows from big musicals to great dramas, alongside dance, comedy, family shows, opera and music.’

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www.octagon-theatre.co.uk

‘Somerset’s premier arts and entertainment venue ... The mixed programme currently presented is 80% professional and 20% local amateurs. So popular has The Octagon become with visiting companies that the programme is usually fully booked for the year ahead with many events scheduled a year beyond that.‘

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www.oldwelltheatre.co.uk

Tucked away in the spa town of Moffat is the Old Well Theatre, home to the Upper Annandale Dramatic Society for over sixty years. Come and join the fun! ... The Old Well Theatre supports charitable events and encourages other productions to visit the theatre, productions that bring drama, comedy and music of a different variety to that produced by U.A.D.S. itself. The theatre also has its own choir The Moffat Theatre Choir and "Young UADS" for younger members of the Upper Annandale Dramatic Society.'

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Also indexedUpper Annandale Dramatic Society | Moffat Theatre Choir
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eastayrshireleisure.com

‘The Palace Theatre  is a 500 seat theatre which offers a year round programme of music, comedy, drama, dance and light entertainment, offering something for all the family and sits adjacent to the Grand Hall in Kilmarnock.’

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Also indexedGrand Hall
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www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/palacetheatre/

‘Built in the 1920s, it has been both a theatre and a picture house over the years. With 600 seats split over two levels, eight exclusive boxes, and dedicated spaces for wheelchair users, the Palace plays host to more than 150 live productions every year, covering everything from ballet to drama, children's shows to comedy, and not forgetting its hugely successful annual pantomime.’

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www.redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk

‘First opened its doors in August, 1913, a comparative latecomer in the wave of new theatre building in which public demand for entertainment had been finding expression since the beginning of the century.’ A variety of uses over the next 70 years culminated in a 1982 Report that ‘only 60 people turned up to see a concert. Just five of them were from Redditch. “The fate of the Redditch Palace is in the hands of the audience.” The Redditch Borough Council took over the management and running of the building in 1985 and since then has continued a tradition of providing a wide mix of entertainment to please every palate.’

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www.facebook.com/pavilionmw/

‘Built in 1912, the Pavilion (or Pivi as it is known by the locals) has been a community hub for over 100 years. It has seen many guises throughout it's lifetime including a Cinema, Dance Hall & Theatre. In March 2016, Grand Pavilion Events CIC a not for profit community organisation became the new operators of the Pavilion.’

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www.thephoenixtheatre.org.uk

'The Theatre presents a regular programme of professional performing arts to its local community and has successfully brought amateur and professional practitioners alongside each other to develop work for the community ... and attracts audiences from a broad area including North Tyneside and rural Northumberland.'

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pitlochryfestivaltheatre.com

'The "Theatre in the Hills" has an international reputation for the high quality and scale of its productions, drawing over 100,000 visitors from through the UK and abroad every year to enjoy a unique repertoire system which allows visitors to see a different show every night of the week - two on matinée days!'

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www.parkwoodtheatres.co.uk/Playhouse-Theatre

New Theatre open in 1969 after the previous theatre was destroyed in 'the worst fire in Weston since the Second World War ... For the first time Weston had a theatre that could easily stage a wide variety of productions, from ballet and music to opera and drama ...'

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www.plazatheatre.com

Romsey Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society  (RAODS) owns and operates The Plaza Theatre. Located between Southampton, Salisbury and Winchester, the Plaza Theatre is perfectly situated to serve the southern Test Valley's entertainment and arts needs. An art deco venue with bucketfuls of character, the Plaza offers Pantomime, Musicals, Operetta, Comedy, Drama, Dance, Youth productions and Live Music.’

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Also indexedRomsey Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society
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regaltheatre.co.uk

'Loved by the people of West Somerset for its wide ranging programme of professional and community entertainment that includes drama, film, comedy, dance, music and performance of all kinds ... We have successfully hosted large and small scale performances in the auditorium of drama, ballet, contemporary dance, classical and all styles of music by large and small drama companies, choirs, full scale orchestras, small bands and individuals.'

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www.riversidetheatre.org.uk

'The Riverside is unique, in a Northern Ireland context, by having both a totally variable stage and seating facility. It can offer facilities for traditional proscenium arch (i.e. “end-on”, the traditional theatre style) and also for thrust (where the audience is seated on three sides around a horseshoe-shaped performance area, bordered by a two-foot deep moat). It can also facilitate an orchestra pit, in the centre of the auditorium, for up to twenty players.'

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Also indexedUlster University
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www.rotherhamtheatres.co.uk

Rotherham Civic Theatre opened to the public on 7th March 1960. The building as it stands today had a vibrant history long before the curtain was raised on that first night ... The building is a converted church and was purchased by the Council prior to being converted into a theatre ... Many things have changed since that opening night, such as computerised box office systems, online booking, radio microphones and intelligent lights. But what has remained ... is the vitally important part amateur groups play in the theatre’s success. It is a testament to their popularity and strength in the town that many of the societies still perform regularly today at the Civic Theatre.’

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stamfordcornexchange.co.uk

‘Independantly managed charity trust in central Stamford - offering the very best in theatre, comedy, music and dance.'

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staveleyroundhouse.com

Staveley Roundhouse has existed in its current form since 1990, but the building you see here today has been in use since 1862, originally as a gas holder owned by the Staveley near Kendal, Gas Company but was later gifted to Staveley Players after the demise of said gas company. We produce around 5 plays a year and play host to a range of events from our annual art exhibition to films, Jazz concerts and lectures. With a maximum of 50 seats we provide a truly intimate experience.’

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www.sterts.co.uk

‘Sterts must be one of the UK's most unusual theatrical settings: an 400-seat amphitheatre nestling on the grassy side of Bodmin Moor, in the open Cornish air yet protected from summer rain by a massive canopy ... With community at the heart of everything we do, 4 Sterts Theatre Company shows are produced each year with local people of all ages taking part. The best of local and national touring theatre make up the rest of the summer and studio programmes, with the summer shows in the outdoor theatre, and the remainder in the studio in the colder months ... Sterts Singers are the resident singing group.’

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Also indexedSterts Singers
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swallowtheatre.co.uk

'50-seat venue in rural Dumfries and Galloway, and is located about three miles from Whithorn (Scotland's earliest Christian settlement and one of its very oldest towns) and ten miles from Wigtown (Scotland's book town) ... Over the years the number of productions presented at the Theatre has grown. We try to provide a wide range of events — drama (including original work), music (classical, folk and jazz), poetry and play readings, and "theme nights".'

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www.ardhowen.com

Offers a year-round programme of drama, classical music, opera, ballet, contemporary dance, jazz, blues, comedy, country music as well as school performances and community events.'

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www.thecorecorby.com

‘The Core is a world-class centre to enjoy and access regional, national and international music, comedy, dance, theatre, children’s shows, family shows, digital arts and workshops for all.‘

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www.theforumbarrow.co.uk

‘The Forum is a middle scale venue in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. We have a varied programme of events - music, comedy, theatre, dance, film, lectures, entertainment, children's events - and play host to many local talented amateur groups.’

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www.parkwoodtheatres.co.uk/The-Hawth

'One of the south's liveliest arts venues playing host to an exciting and diverse mix of theatre, dance, music, comedy, concerts, film and visual arts.'

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www.theatrausirgar.co.uk/en/

‘Carmarthenshire County Council’s Leisure department manage three performing arts venues within the County, the Lyric being ‘a very traditional proscenium arch theatre’.

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marlowetheatre.com

'The Marlowe re-opened in October 2011 after an extensive rebuild and has since become one of this country’s leading regional theatres. Our programme includes some of the country’s biggest and best artists and companies, with regular visits from the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures and the Philharmonia Orchestra.'

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www.oldlaundrytheatre.co.uk

‘A 270 seat theatre-in-the-round situated in Bowness-on-Windermere, and a thriving cultural hub for residents and visitors to the Lake District ... Great drama, music, comedy and spoken word productions.’

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www.brycheiniog.co.uk

'Opened in 1997 ... Situated at the end of the picturesque Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal in the pretty market town of Brecon on the edge of Brecon Beacons National Park, Theatr Brycheiniog offers a popular and acclaimed programme of performing arts and entertainment throughout the year.'

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www.theatrebythelake.com

'Theatre by the Lake has brought the magic of theatre and the excitement of the imagination to one of Britain’s loveliest and remotest counties ... Between its own productions and four festivals, Theatre by the Lake welcomes to the Main House and Studio visiting theatre, dance, music, comedy and other performances for one night or more. Our backstage and technical teams provide full support.'

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www.towertheatrefolkestone.co.uk

‘A fully equipped 300 seat theatre, providing a venue for performances, music and other events.’ The Theatre is the home of, and is owned by, the Folkestone-Hythe Operatic & Dramatic Society.

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www.towngatetheatre.co.uk

Towngate Theatre is the best place for live entertainment in Basildon! Featuring a varied line-up including live music, drama, family favourites, opera, ballet, musicals and more! We also have a popular café bar open on weekdays and prior to performances.’

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www.uppthearts.co.uk

'One of the most pleasant and best equipped small theatres in the country, presenting up to 100 events a year for the general public and members of Uppingham School. Seating 280, it is ideal for conferences, lectures, presentations, concerts and recitals. All seating has a clear view of the stage, and audibility is excellent, with a professional sound system and fully computerised lighting.'

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conference.venuecymru.co.uk

'Consists of a theatre, conference centre and Arena. There has been a theatre on the Venue Cymru site since 1894 ... Where the Arcadia once stood, to the East of the complex, a new conference atrium and suite of meeting and conference rooms was built including a new 1550 square metre Arena providing space for 1800 seats theatre style or more than 2500 people standing ... The North Wales Theatre, Conference Centre and Arena demanded a new, shorter and bilingual (Welsh/English) name. In December 2005 a competition was launched in a local newspaper to rename the complex. Almost 300 entries were received and the winning entry Venue Cymru (Cymru is Welsh for Wales) was chosen a few months later.'

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www.watersmeet.co.uk

‘Watersmeet is a unique venue located in the heart of Rickmansworth. The venue allows visitors to experience a range of visual, literary and performing arts and arts related activities. Acting as a focal point for the residents in Rickmansworth, Mill End, Chorleywood, Croxley and surrounding areas, local people have been able to enjoy past productions and ballets which have been staged at Watersmeet include Billy Elliot, Les Miserables, Fame, The Nutcracker and Beauty and the Beast. In addition, the venue regularly works with production companies and theatre groups to support local talent in the area and promote art related activities.’

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watfordcolosseum.co.uk

‘A 1,309 seat venue in the heart of Watford and is home to the best live music and entertainment outside London ... Watford’s premier concert venue is world renowned for its acoustic qualities ... The acoustics were analysed by an acoustics company in 2009, who reported that the size and "shoebox" shape of the hall, the flat floor, and the materials used in construction, allow for pleasant reverberation and good sound quality and clarity, such to make the hall among the best in Europe.‘

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www.webstertheatre.co.uk

'Performance venue for drama, dance, comedy, concerts and music events.'

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www.weymouthpavilion.com

‘Weymouth's premier venue for live theatre, music, arts, events and more. Our packed programme features world class comedians, live music, opera, ballet, musicals, drama and tribute acts.‘

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swindontheatres.co.uk

'The auditorium has 635 seats and every seat is designed to be no further than 70ft from the stage. The venue offers a mixed programme of concerts, comedy, dance, drama, musical theatre and local amateur productions. The Wyvern Theatre  has a vibrant team of 30 staff members and an additional 30 front of house members.'

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