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.
About the Trust
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.
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
23 May 2014
New trustees announced for The Theatres Trust
30 April 2014
Conference 14: Community Theatres resources online
29 January 2014
Fourth round of small grants announced by The Theatres Trust
20 December 2013
Theatres Trust comment on Apollo Theatre ceiling collapse
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
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
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
Really Useful Group Theatres
Robe UK Ltd
Robertson Taylor W&P Longreach
Royal & Derngate, Northampton
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Shanklin Theatre, Isle of Wight
Society for Theatre Research
Theatre Projects Consultants
Theatre Royal, Bath
Theatre Royal, Newcastle
Theatre Royal, Nottingham
Theatre Royal, Plymouth
University of Huddersfield Drama Department
Victoria Palace Theatre