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, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland promoting the value of theatre buildings and championing their future.
We provides a range of specialist advisory services to help theatres. We are a statutory consultee on planning applications. And we develop the debate on what makes a good theatre.
You can find out more about our work in About Us. Understand more about our Ecovenue initiative. 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).
Show your support. The Theatres Trust protects theatres for everyone. By making a donation or becoming a Friend or Corporate Supporter you are showing support and playing an important role in our work. 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. Contact us for more information.
Conference13: thriving theatres open for bookings
11 June 2013
St James Theatre, London
With theatres facing many challenges in the current economic climate The Theatres Trust’s Conference 13 provides a unique opportunity to look at how theatres can create a more resilient future by using their buildings to achieve financial self-sufficiency. thriving theatres takes place on the 11 June 2013 at the St James Theatre, the splendid new 312-seat venue in the heart of Victoria in London. Find out more about the Conference!
The Trust is increasing its capacity to provide advice on the sustainable development of theatre buildings and is pleased to announce that Rebecca Morland has been appointed as the Trust’s new Theatres Adviser to lead this exciting development. Find out more
30 January 2013
Second round of small grants announced by Theatres Trust
The Wyeside Arts Centre, Builth Wells; Bush Theatre, London; Robin Hood Theatre, Newark; Hackney Empire, London; Citadel Arts Centre, St Helens; and the Bacup Royal Court Theatre have been awarded funds in the second round of the Trust’s Small Grants Scheme. The Scheme remains open and applications can be received at any time. The Trust will award funds again after April 2013. Find out more
The Royal Court in Liverpool, Sleaford Playhouse, Oldham Coliseum, and Wilton’s Music Hall, the Half Moon Young People’s Theatre and the Soho Theatre in London are the first theatres to benefit from grants awarded by Trust’s new Theatres Protection Fund Small Grants Scheme.
Judy Craymer, MBE is delighted to show her support for The Theatres Trust by announcing a donation of £125,000 to its Theatres Protection Fund, matching the Fund’s opening donation by The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.
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Our Corporate Supporters
Aberdeen Performing Arts
Alexandra Palace Theatre
Ambassador Theatre Group
Arts & Business
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Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
Chichester Festival Theatre
Creative & Cultural Skills
Drama by Design
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
Foster Wilson Architects
Grand Opera House, Belfast
Grand Theatre, Blackpool
Little Theatre Guild
London Opera Glass Company Limited
M. Bradbrook Electrical Services
Paul Gillieron Acoustic Design
Really Useful Group Theatres
Royal & Derngate, Northampton
Shanklin Theatre, Isle of Wight
Society for Theatre Research
Theatre Projects Consultants
Theatre Royal, Bath
Theatre Royal, Margate
Theatre Royal, Newcastle
Theatre Royal, Plymouth
Victoria Palace Theatre