The Theatres Trust

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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.


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.

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).

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Events and Workshops

Conference 15: Valuing Theatres is open for bookings

Conference 15: Valuing Theatres will take place at Milton Court Theatre, part of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, on Tuesday 23 June 2015.

What value do theatres bring to regeneration, commercial development and mixed use schemes?

Conference 15: Valuing Theatres considers ways in which we can work with the property sector to achieve shared cultural, social and economic returns and create new partnerships with developers to build and protect the theatres of the future.

How do we engage with developers who are playing an increasingly important role as theatre builders and capital investors?

Valuing Theatres is chaired by Jim Beirne, Chief Executive of Live Theatre, Newcastle and provides the chance to meet and share ideas with developers, land owners, theatres, government bodies, theatre consultants and architects.

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Find out more about upcoming Events and Workshops the Trust is involved in.


Press

2 April 2015
Theatres Trust seeks Architecture Adviser
The role will provide authoritative, expert, high quality theatre architecture, design, and heritage conservation advice to theatre owners, operators and developers, members of the public,and local authorities, supporting Theatres Trust colleagues leading Advice, Planning and Grants Service Areas..
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28 January 2015
Sajid Javid appoints new Chair to The Theatres Trust
Tim Eyles will become Chair of The Theatres Trust on 1 February 2015. Read more

19 September 2014
Brandon Lewis MP rejects Public Inquiry into Brighton Hippodrome Applications
The Theatres Trust is deeply disappointed by the Government’s announcement today that a Public Inquiry will not be held into the redevelopment scheme proposed for Brighton Hippodrome. Find out more

18 September 2014
Unique circus theatre, Brighton Hippodrome, tops Theatre Buildings at Risk Register 2014
The Grade II* former circus theatre, Brighton Hippodrome tops the thirty-three theatres on The Theatres Trust’s Theatre Buildings at Risk Register 2014, launched at the Theatre Royal, Brighton on 18 September. The annually published Register features the most ‘at risk’ theatre buildings across the UK under threat of demolition and redevelopment, theatres that lie abandoned, neglected and decaying, and theatres in use at risk of closure. Find out more

5 September 2014
Bookings open for Building Better Theatres Workshop Programme
Our Workshop Programme offers a series of six day-long, practically-based sessions on the capital development of theatre buildings, led by individuals with real experience of the issues, and specially tailored for people responsible for theatre buildings who want practical and detailed advice. Find out more

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Support us

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

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
Bay Construct
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
Event-Tronic Ltd
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
Momentum Structural Engineers
Saint Martin’s / Ambassadors Theatres + Mousetrap Productions
Nederlander
Nimax Theatres
Ornate Interiors
Philips
Plann Limited
Purcell
Really Useful Group Theatres
Robe UK Ltd
Robolights 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
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
Triple E
University of Huddersfield Drama Department
Unusual Rigging
White Light

The Theatres Trust

22 Charing Cross Road
London WC2H 0QL

T 020 7836 8591
F 020 7836 3302

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Green Room coffee lounge, Plaza Theatre, Romsey, Sept 2011.
Plaza Theatre
Romsey

Protecting theatres for everyone

The National Advisory Public Body for Theatres