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, 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.
We’re asking for your help this Christmas to support our work with theatres in need and at risk. A small donation will really make the difference.
You can also Text VGMC05 £10 to 70070 to donate to The Theatres Trust. Just replace ‘£10’ with any other sum of your choice if you would like to donate another amount.
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.
Our 2013 Christmas Card is now available to buy, the proceeds of which all go towards supporting the work of the Trust.
Lyric Theatre, London
Copyright Louise Mark, 2013
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
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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The Theatres Trust’s thriving theatres conference report is launched publically today at the international entertainment technology event, PLASA London. Written by playwright Fin Kennedy, the report provides valuable case studies and insight into some of the innovative capital solutions and local engagement strategies being adopted by theatres which are helping them to thrive in these challenging times. Find out more
6 October 2013
Theatres Trust publishes 36th Annual Report
We are pleased to present our 36th Annual Report which highlights The Theatres Trust’s work and achievements from 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013. The Trust responded to 100 planning applications and seven pre-applications, 50 listed building consultations and nine listed building consent pre-applications and responded to 352 local plan consultations securing cultural policies to protect theatres.
19 September 2013
Theatre Buildings at Risk Register 2013 Announced
48 theatres feature on Register 2013, published by national advisory public body, The Theatres Trust. Compared to last year there are ten new theatres at risk, seven theatres have been saved, but four have been lost forever.
Mhora Samuel, Director, The Theatres Trust welcomes the London Assembly ‘Centre Stage: Supporting small theatres in the capital’ report launched on 25 July 2013.
The Trust is pleased to announce its third round of small capital grants to theatres across the nation, including one of the smallest theatres in the UK - the Tom Thumb Theatre in Margate, and the most northerly theatre in the mainland – the Mill Theatre in Thurso.
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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
Robertson Taylor W&P Longreach
Royal & Derngate, Northampton
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