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.
RIBA National awards for venues for performance venues
Theatres Trust is delighted to see that four theatres and one concert hall have been awarded RIBA National Awards.
Conference 18: Adapt & Thrive is open for bookings
Early Bird booking is now open for Conference 18: Adapt & Thrive - new money and new models for theatre buildings in October at Lyric Hammersmith, speakers include Michael Ellis MP and Cameron Mackintosh.
Permanent café approval is a threat to Burnley Empire restoration
Burnley’s Planning Committee disappointingly approved permanent permission for a café / bar within the original foyer of theatre at risk, Burnley Empire. This further encroachment into the building blocks the entrance and makes access more difficult.
NEC and Bradford Live complete £2m deal for at risk Bradford Odeon
The NEC Group has formally signed a deal with Bradford Live for the operation of the Bradford Odeon, a theatre that has appeared on our Theatres at Risk Register since 2008. This is a key milestone in securing the future viability of the historic theatre.
Theatres Trust supports industry campaign to #SaveStageLighting
We support the Association of Lighting Designers (ALD) Save Stage Lighting campaign to keep stage lighting exempt from proposed EU legislation changes, in order to protect the future of venues and theatres in the UK and across Europe.
London Theatres Small Grants Scheme awards 5 more theatres funding
We are pleased to announce we have awarded £24,870 in grants from the London Theatres Small Grants Scheme to five theatres in need of immediate repairs, addressing accessibility issues and improving conditions for staff, performers and audiences.
UK Theatres Small Grants Scheme awards 5 further theatres funding
We are pleased to announce we have awarded £24,715 in grants from the UK Theatres Small Grants Scheme to five theatres for works to improve their buildings, from installing a get-in lift, and other accessibility improvements, to improved signage.
Save the date for Conference 18
Our annual conferences brings the theatre industry together to discuss and debate issues that are relevant to those involved in the management and protection of theatres in the UK. Conference 18 is confirmed for Tuesday 16 October. Save the date.
Theatres & Placemaking conference report published
We have published a report of case studies, insight and key themes discussed at Theatres Trust Conference 17: Theatres & Placemaking.
Planning approval threatens Theatre at Risk Burnley Empire
Burnley Council has approved a 10-year temporary planning permission for the former front entrance and foyer of the Grade II listed Theatre at Risk Burnley Empire for use as a café. This is a huge blow to the future restoration of Burnley Empire.
Waltham Forest Council to buy at risk Walthamstow EMD / Granada
It is fantastic that Waltham Forest Council have committed to purchasing the Walthamstow EMD / Granada and have pledged to restore and reopen this magnificent Grade II* listed building, currently on our Theatres at Risk Register.
Theatres Trust welcomes approval of Ambassadors Theatre proposals
Last week Camden Council granted planning permission to transform the Grade II listed Ambassadors Theatre into a highly adaptable 425+-seat performance space, The Theatres Trust welcomes the news.