We promote the better protection of theatre buildings to protect the future of live theatre
We promote the quality and design of existing and new theatres
We protect important historic theatres so that they can be used as theatres in the future
We make sure theatre buildings meet the needs and demands of the theatre industry and audiences
We do all this because we believe that the experience of live theatre in people’s lives contributes to our well-being and leads to a fairer, informed, more generous, and understanding society
About the Trust
You can find out more about our work in About Us. Visit News for our press statements, releases and news coverage on theatres in the UK and planning applications. Sign up to our Press Release mailing list
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).
Events and Workshops
The Theatres Trust is delighted to be one of ten industry bodies working together on Theatre 2016, a major two-day conference that will bring 1,000 delegates together from across the theatre sector together on 12 and 13 May 2016 in central London. Theatre 2016 booking is now open! If you are a Friend or Corporate Supporter of the Trust, you can get a reduced rate if you send us an email.
Building Better Theatres Autumn 2015 – Spring 2016
Booking is now open for our second season of Workshops designed for people working in theatres who are planning a capital project, need to be up to speed on relevant government and legislative changes, and want to improve capacity to care for the theatre building.
Upcoming Workshops include:
18 February 16 Theatre Maintenance
Find out more about upcoming Events and Workshops the Trust is involved in.
HOT OFF THE PRESS
3 January 2016
Five theatres to receive London Theatres Small Grants Scheme awards from the Theatres Trust through Cameron Mackintosh donation
Grants are awarded to Battersea Arts Centre, Bush Theatre, The Cockpit, New Diorama Theatre, and SPID Theatre, and will help towards urgent building repairs, backstage and building access, route improvements, and urgently needed new office and education space.
Colliers Viability Study has been published. It demonstrates that Brighton Hippodrome has a future as a performance venue, and recommends its use as a theatre of varieties. Find out more
Go to our Press page.
View the Theatre Buildings at Risk Register 2015
In 2015, 31 theatres are on the Theatre Buildings at Risk (TBAR) register – 26 in England and 5 in Wales. 4 Theatres have been removed from the register and there are 2 new additions.
Find out more about this year’s Theatre Buildings at Risk
Please help us protect theatres in need and at risk. Become a Friend or Corporate Supporter. Visit our Support Us page to donate through Just Giving.
Your donation goes towards our Theatres at Risk and Advice areas of work so that we can continue to raise the profile of theatres under threat and help them to find a sustainable future.
Resource Centre for hire
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
Alexandra Park and Palace
Ambassador Theatre Group
Arts & Business
Audio Light Systems
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
Chichester Festival Theatre
Creative & Cultural Skills
Darlington Civic Theatre
Drama by Design
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
Foster Wilson Architects
Georgian Theatre Royal
Gillieron Scott Acoustic Design
Grand Opera House, Belfast
Grand Theatre, Blackpool
Hayles and Howe
Little Theatre Guild
London Opera Glass Company Limited
The Maltings Theatre & Cinema
M. Bradbrook Electrical Services
Momentum Structural Engineers
New Mills Art Theatre Ltd
New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Really Useful Group Theatres
Robe UK Ltd
Robertson Taylor W&P Longreach
Royal & Derngate, Northampton
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Saint Martin’s and Ambassadors Theatres
Shanklin Theatre, Isle of Wight
Society for Theatre Research
Tessitura Network (UK) Ltd
Theatre Projects Consultants
Theatre Royal Bath
Theatre Royal Newcastle upon Tyne
Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
Theatre Royal Plymouth
Theatre Royal Wakefield
University of Huddersfield Drama Department
V&A Theatre and Performance Collection