The Theatres Trust

Protecting Theatres for everyone - Welcome to The Theatres Trust

We promote the value of theatre buildings and champion their future

The Theatres Trust is the National Advisory Body for Theatres, protecting theatres for everyone. We operate nationally in England, Scotland and Wales promoting the value of theatre buildings and championing their future.

We are a statutory consultee on theatre buildings in the planning system, we provide expert advice on the sustainable development of theatres, we distribute small capital grants, and we help promote awareness and solutions for theatres at risk. We champion all theatres, historic, contemporary and new, in theatre use, in other uses or disused.


Donate to the work of The Theatres Trust

Please help us protect theatres in need and at risk.

Make a donation of £10 by texting VGMC05 £10 to 70070 (or another amount) or you can go to our Support Us page and donate through Just Giving.

You can also become a Friend or Corporate Supporter. All donations, bequests and subscriptions go directly towards helping promote and protect theatres for future generations to enjoy.

Join us and become a part of theatres future.


About the Trust

You can find out more about our work in About Us. Visit News & Planning for news coverage on theatres in the UK and planning applications or follow us on Twitter or Like us on Facebook

We are also happy to respond to enquiries or requests for advice. Our Resource Centre Library is open to researchers by appointment. Read our Guide to using The Theatres Trust Resources and Resource Centre find out about our Reference Library or have a look at our Library Catalogue (Excel).

Contact us for more information.


Press

15 August 2014
Theatres Trust is pleased to be exhibiting at PLASA London this October
We would like to invite any trade bodies or organisations who are interested in making an announcement or presentation at the show from the TheatreStage to get in touch. Find out more

8 July 2014
Theatres Trust calls-in Brighton Hippodrome application
Brighton and Hove City Council is minded to approve both applications by Alaska Developments to convert the Hippodrome into an 8-screen cinema. They will be meeting on Wednesday 16 July. The Theatres Trust has formally requested call-in to The Secretary of State. Find out more

1 July 2014
Theatres Trust responds to Arts Council England investment plans 2015 – 18

23 May 2014
New trustees announced for The Theatres Trust

30 April 2014
Conference 14: Community Theatres resources online

24 March 2014
Theatres Trust responds to Westminster City Council Apollo theatre statement*

7 March 2014
Cultural planning guidance provided in new Government online Planning Practice Guidance

29 January 2014
Fourth round of small grants announced by The Theatres Trust

20 December 2013
Theatres Trust comment on Apollo Theatre ceiling collapse

8 October 2013
Launch of The Theatres Trust’s Conference 13 Report: thriving theatres

6 October 2013
Theatres Trust publishes 36th Annual Report

19 September 2013
Theatre Buildings at Risk Register 2013 Announced

Go to our Press page


Resource Centre for hire

Meeting room

Looking for a venue in central London? Use our special West End location for your meeting or event. We have two spaces available, a large flexible space, perfect for meetings, training courses, seminars and events while our Library is ideal for smaller meetings and gatherings. WiFi enabled – Projector/Screen available.


Our Corporate Supporters

Aberdeen Performing Arts
ABTT
Alexandra Park and Palace
Ambassador Theatre Group
Artifax
Arts & Business
Arts Team
Arup
Audio Light Systems
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
Bennetts Associates
Bremill
Buro Happold
Charcoalblue
Chauvet
Chichester Festival Theatre
Coronet
Clay Paky
Creative & Cultural Skills
Curve
Doughty
Drama by Design
EM Acoustics
ETC
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
Everyman/Playhouse, Liverpool
Foster Wilson Architects
GDS
Georgian Theatre Royal
Gillieron Scott Acoustic Design
Grand Opera House, Belfast
Grand Theatre, Blackpool
GVA Acuity
Harlequin Floors
Haworth Tompkins
Hawthorn
Hayles and Howe
HQ Theatres
Little Theatre Guild
London Opera Glass Company Limited
The Maltings Theatre & Cinema
M. Bradbrook Electrical Services
Nederlander
Nimax Theatres
Philips
Plann Limited
Purcell
Really Useful Group Theatres
Robe UK Ltd
Robertson Taylor W&P Longreach
Royal & Derngate, Northampton
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Set-Up Scenery
Shanklin Theatre, Isle of Wight
ShowTex
The Stage
Stage Electrics
Society for Theatre Research
Theatre Projects Consultants
Theatre Royal, Bath
Theatre Royal, Newcastle
Theatre Royal, Nottingham
Theatre Royal, Plymouth
Triple E
University of Huddersfield Drama Department
Unusual Rigging
Victoria Palace Theatre
White Light

The Theatres Trust

22 Charing Cross Road
London WC2H 0QL

T 020 7836 8591
F 020 7836 3302

Have you seen?

Ceiling at Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne, 1998
Devonshire Park Theatre
Eastbourne

Protecting theatres for everyone

The National Advisory Public Body for Theatres