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.
Theatres gradually start to reopen
Some distancing restrictions have been lifted and theatres can stage outdoor performances and open up their indoor spaces for food, films and tours with social-distancing measures in place.
Indoor performances delayed
Following a rise in Covid-19 infection rates in parts of the UK, the Prime Minister has announced that indoor performances will not resume on 1 August.
Arts Council England Culture Recovery Fund grants programme
With broad eligibility criteria, the majority of theatres in England will be able to apply for grants from the £500m scheme.
Government Covid-19 grants funding
Theatres Trust welcomes the announcement of how the £880m grants element of the government's investment package will be distributed.
No date for full reopening before November
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has indicated that it will be November at the earliest for the government’s announcement of a date for reopening without social distancing.
Changing Places toilets in theatres in England
The government has published its consultation response, making it compulsory to include a Changing Places toilet in new and significantly extended theatre buildings in England.
Theatre historian Alistair Fair’s book on Britain’s new theatres from the 1950s to the 1980s is now available in paperback.
Thanks to our fundraisers
From Billy Elliot-inspired stunts to photo books and sponsored walks, Theatres Trust is enormously grateful to the people who have chosen to raise money for us during the current crisis.
DCMS Committee Inquiry report and recommendations
Findings have been published on the impact of Covid-19, including the recommendation of a sector-specific deal for the performing arts.
Summer 20 Theatres Magazine
The latest edition of Theatres Magazine for supporters has been published – our first in digital format.
Theatre Super Auction
We are delighted to have been chosen as one of the partner charities for a celebrity charity auction.
Theatres Trust response to audiences back in theatres from 1 August
We welcome the announcement that theatres can reopen from 1 August for live performances with a socially distanced audience, stage 4 of the phased return, but we need an announcement on stage 5 in the next few weeks.