We were in Blackpool in February for a theatres and entertainment venue workshop. Topics covered include assessing new uses for historic entertainment sites, addressing architectural and conservation issues, working with the private sector and ensuring long term viability of heritage regeneration project.

Update on the BRICK Programme

Biljana Savic, BRICK Programme Director at The Prince’s Regeneration Trust, shares the progress and future goals of the BRICK project.

CASE STUDY: Blackpool Council

Find out more about Blackpool Council’s impressive commitment to the city’s heritage and how they are supporting communities and buildings.

BRICK Partnership Brokers Pilot update

Jess Steele and Hugh Rolo from Locality discuss the BRICK Partnership Brokers Pilot and community shares.

Working with heritage theatres

Tim Foster, a Partner at Foster Wilson Architects and a Trustee of The Theatres Trust discusses working with listed buildings and The Parabola Arts Centre at The Cheltenham Ladies’ College.

Once a theatre, always a theatre?

How to evaluate whether theatre use is still right for your building. Rebecca Morland, Theatres Adviser at The Theatres Trust.

CASE STUDIES: Historic theatres

Some inspirational images and stories from David Wilmore at Theatresearch, including The Globe Theatre in Stockton-On-Tees.

Conservation issues

Richard Rogers discusses the conservation of decorative exteriors & interiors with case studies including The Garrick.

Working with the private sector

Ian Harrabin from Complex Development Projects Ltd Charterhouse Coventry Preservation Trust talks about community groups working with the private sector and Charterhouse Priory in Coventry.

The Key Fund

Long term sustainable future – the need for business plans & commercially-led input. More about who The Key Fund are and why a business plan is so important to any regeneration project.