Spend a Penny

In January 2017 eight theatres received £15,000 each from Theatres Trust Spend a Penny scheme.

The scheme was set up to raise awareness of and provide improvements to toilet facilities for women primarily, but also gender-neutral and unisex toilets.

With thanks

The scheme was financed by the Chairman of Albourne Partners (and former Theatres Trust trustee) Simon Ruddick.


Shelley Theatre, Bournemouth - £15,000 - six new women's toilets

Darlington Hippodrome - £15,000 - four new unisex toilets  

Liverpool Royal Court - £15,000 - upgrade and improve access to all balcony toilets 

Little Angel Theatre, Islington - £15,000 - three new unisex toilets and a larger, more accessible baby-changing toilet 

Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis - £15,000 - four new women's toilets

Tyne Theatre and Opera House, Newcastle upon Tyne - upgrade of all front of house women's toilets

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough - £15,000 - re-plumbed and redecorated women's toilets

Theatre Royal Wakefield - £15,000 - three new women's toilets