2011 Brick Award goes to Lyric Theatre in Belfast

The Lyric Theatre, Belfast  has won the award for the Best Public Building category at the 2011 Brick Awards and also the prestigious Supreme Winner award.  The new Lyric Theatre opened in May 2011. The new Lyric building provides an auditorium, rehearsal room , and studio together with technical facilities, a reception, bar/foyer, offices and an education room. Architects O’Donnell …

Barking’s Broadway Theatre faces closure

One of Theatreplan’s buildings faces closure after the local authority announces proposals to cut all the funding to the 340-seat venue.  The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham is currently considering a propsal to terminate its grant to the venue beyond April 1, 2012.  The theatre opened in 2004 and is the only facility of its kind in the borough.  It …