News

Stay up-to-date with key news about theatres and the issues that affect them across the UK, including theatres which are currently on our Theatres at Risk register.

  • Hulme Hippodrome side view
    Asset of Community Value boost for Hulme Hippodrome campaign

    Theatres Trust is pleased to hear the campaign group for Theatre at Risk Hulme Hippodrome has secured additional protection from development for the stunning Grade II listed music hall.

    Asset of Community Value boost for Hulme Hippodrome campaign
  • Conference 19 bursary attendees and sponsors
    Bursary places for Conference 21

    Thanks to the generous support of HQ Theatres, we are delighted to be able to offer a limited number of free places at our conference for freelancers, early career professionals and students.

    Bursary places for Conference 21
  • Tim Eyles speaking at Conference 19 reception, positioned between two branded banners
    Thanks to departing Chair Tim Eyles

    Theatres Trust staff and board would like to thank Tim Eyles as he steps down as Chair after more than six years of fantastic service to the Trust.

    Thanks to departing Chair Tim Eyles
  • Exterior of Theatre Royal Dumfries with audienes wairting outside.
    Explore performance spaces near you

    This September theatres are opening their doors for a range of digital and in-person events at Open House London, Heritage Open Days, and Scotland’s Doors Open Days.

    Explore performance spaces near you
  • A dance performance taking place with a full audience in the main space at The Malthouse theatre.
    Theatres and cultural facilities win RIBA awards

    Theatres and cultural facilities have been recognised at RIBA’s regional awards for being important pieces of architecture.

    Theatres and cultural facilities win RIBA awards
  • Face masks and Covid test
    Change to isolation rules

    Theatres Trust welcomes news that from today fully vaccinated people will no longer have to isolate if they are ‘pinged’.

    Change to isolation rules
  • Attendees at Theatres Trust Conference in the auditorium of the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith
    Conference 21: Making Theatre Sustainable

    Booking is now open for our conference on 4 November at Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, focusing on environmental sustainability.

    Conference 21: Making Theatre Sustainable
  • Exterior of Edinburgh Festival Theatre, a modern glass front building, with crowds outside
    Social distancing requirements removed in Scotland

    Theatres Trust welcomes the further lifting of restrictions from Monday 9 August that will enable theatres to welcome back full audiences.

    Social distancing requirements removed in Scotland
  • Auditorium of Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield.
    More than £69k awarded helping theatres face the future post-pandemic

    Theatres Trust is pleased to announce the first 14 theatres to receive funding through our Small Grants Programme, supported by The Linbury Trust.

    More than £69k awarded helping theatres face the future post-pandemic
  • Historic auditorium of the Grand Opera House Belfast with safety curtain, viewed from the circle.
    Theatres permitted to open in Northern Ireland

    Theatres Trust welcomes news that theatres can reopen in Northern Ireland from today but calls for alignment across the four nations.

    Theatres permitted to open in Northern Ireland
  • Dudley Hippodrome in 1995 in bingo use.
    Dudley university scheme receives funding

    Theatres Trust responds to the news that means plans to demolish Theatre at Risk Dudley Hippodrome will go ahead.

    Dudley university scheme receives funding
  • Covid typewriter
    Step 4 guidance for theatres in England

    We've summarised the key points in the guidance issued by the government.

    Step 4 guidance for theatres in England