Our Funders

Our statutory planning work and our grant giving programmes are supported by a number of generous funders. You can find out more about our funders, and the programmes they support below.

More information on How we are funded.

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    Historic England

    Historic England provides grant support for our statutory work on theatre related planning applications and supports our Theatres at Risk Capacity Building programme. It is the public body that looks after England's historic environment.

    Find out more about our statutory planning role

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    Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation

    Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation provided grant support for our UK Theatres Grants Scheme, the latest round of which has been repurposed as the Theatre Reopening Fund. The Foundation works to promote the arts, culture and heritage for public benefit.

    Find out more about the Theatre Reopening Fund

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    Judy Craymer CBE

    Judy Craymer is the creator/producer of MAMMA MIA!, the smash-hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, and produced MAMMA MIA! The Movie. Judy has donated money to the Theatre Reopening Fund and Mamma Mia! tickets to the #SaveOurTheatres campaign

    Find out more about #SaveOurTheatres

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    Foyle Foundation

    The Foyle Foundation is an independent grantmaking trust that distributes grants to UK charities. Theatres Trust was awarded a grant from The Foyle Foundation to support our Theatres Reopening Fund.

  • Charles Michael Holloway Charitable Trust

    Charles Holloway, a Theatres Trust Friend, donated to UK Theatres Grants Scheme and then to our Theatre Reopening Fund, via the Charles Michael Holloway Charitable Trust.

    Find out more about the Theatre Reopening Fund

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    Garfield Weston Foundation

    The Garfield Weston Foundation is a family-founded grant-making Trust that supports great charities of all sizes across the UK. The Foundation has supported us with a grant towards our Covid-19 Response Programme.

    Covid-19 Response Programme

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    Soho Estates

    Soho Estates is a founder donor of our London Small Theatres Grants Scheme, repurposed as Theatre Reopening Fund. They believe that small theatres are the genesis for bold and innovative productions and provide an important role in local communities.

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    Swire Charitable Trust

    Supports our Theatres at Risk Capacity Building programme and Theatre Reopening Fund. An independent UK grant making trust that supports a wide range of charities that share its commitment to delivering positive and lasting change to UK society.

    Find out more about our Theatres at Risk Capacity Building Programme

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    The Mackintosh Foundation

    The Mackintosh Foundation provides grant support for our London Small Theatres Grants Scheme. Sir Cameron Mackintosh believes London's smaller theatres provide an irreplaceable training ground for creative talent, both on and off the stage.

    Find out more about the London Small Theatres Grants Scheme

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    The Pilgrim Trust

    Supports our Theatres at Risk Capacity Building Programme and Theatre Reopening Fund. Its aim is to preserve and promote Britain’s historical and intellectual assets and to provide assistance to vulnerable members of society.

    Find out more about our Theatres at Risk Capacity Building Programme

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    The Wolfson Foundation

    The Wolfson Foundation provides sole grant support for the Theatre Improvement Scheme 2018/21. The Foundation awards grants to support and promote excellence in science and medicine, the arts and humanities, education and health and disability.

    Find out more about the Theatre Improvement Scheme

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    GDS

    The GDS FoH Fund will deliver a complete GDS solution package awarding one theatre up to £10,000 of front of house lighting. GDS manufacture LED lighting equipment and controls for foyers and bars as well as back of house and stage management products.

    Find out more about the GDS Foh Fund

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    The National Archives

    Theatres Trust has received an Archives Revealed Scoping Grant from The National Archives to help us develop our archive so it can be accessed, used and enjoyed by more people in the future.

    Find out more about our archives

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    J&C Joel

    The J&C Joel Setting the Stage Fund will provide up to £10,000 of in-kind support to one UK based not-for-profit theatre. J&C Joel is one of the world leading manufacturers and installers of flame retardant fabrics, drapery and stage engineering solutions

    Find out more about the J&C Joel Setting the Stage Fund