The Theatres Trust


The Theatres Trust takes every opportunity to share our knowledge about theatres’ architecture and design, building operation, sustainability and capital development.

We run an Annual Conference, a series of one-day Workshops providing in-depth knowledge on a range of subjects to support those undertaking capital developments of theatre buildings, and we also host stands at other industry events.


Workshop Programme Spring 2017

Planning a capital project?

Want to improve your capacity to care for your theatre building?

Our Workshop Programme offers a series of day-long, practically-based sessions, led by individuals with real experience of the issues, and specially tailored for people responsible for theatre buildings who want practical and detailed advice.

In 2017 we are also hosting a free guest workshop in association with University of Edinburgh and Twentieth Century Society: Understanding and working with post-war theatre buildings, c. 1950-85

Booking for our next series of Workshops is now open.

Recent events and talks

PLASA London 2016
Theatres Trust presented a seminar entitled “Theatres Trust green room: how can we help you?” on 20 September at PLASA Focus London 2016.

Opening up the Theatres Trust Archive
In Summer 2016 we catalogued over 4,000 regional theatre plans from our architectural archive, thanks to our Heritage Lottery funded Open up! Archive Project. To celebrate the completion of this project, we held a free evening talk on 23 November, as part of the Explore Your Archive campaign. Our project interns shared their favourite items and stories from the archive. Visitors were able to explore our first online exhibition and find out how you our collections can be used for research and study.

Conference 16: Protecting Theatres
Conference 16 took place at New London Theatre, chaired by Mark Shenton, on Tuesday 21 June 2016.

Theatre 2016

PLASA Focus Leeds 2016
Theatres Trust presented a seminar entitled “Theatres Trust: 40 years” on 21 January at PLASA Focus Leeds 2016. We discussed the history of the Trust and our plans for 2016 and beyond.

WestEndLIVE 2016

ABTT Theatre Show 2016

PLASA Focus Glasgow 2016
The Theatres Trust presented a seminar entitled “Protecting theatres in Scotland” on 21 January at PLASA Focus Glasgow 2016. We discussed our Scottish work and plans for 2016.

Working in association with theatre events across the UK

ABTT Theatre Show
PLASA London
West End Live

The Theatres Trust

22 Charing Cross Road
London WC2H 0QL

T 020 7836 8591
F 020 7836 3302

Have you seen?

Box at the Brighton Hippodrome, 1988
Brighton Hippodrome

Protecting theatres for everyone