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.

  • Audience in the auditorium of Liverpool's Royal Court Theatre
    Arts Council England Capital Investment Programme recipients

    Theatres Trust welcomes news that a number of theatres and arts centres will receive a share of the £22.7m funding to improve their buildings or digital infrastructure.

    Arts Council England Capital Investment Programme recipients
  • HOME Exterior
    Blog: Levelling Up

    Theatres Trust Director Jon Morgan looks at the funding opportunities for theatres arising from the government’s Levelling Up agenda.

    Blog: Levelling Up
  • A façade of the theatre, showing the upper floor window.
    Drapes donated to Theatres at Risk

    We’d like to thank Corporate Supporter Triple E Ltd for the kind donation of drapes to the Groundlings Theatre and Spilsby Theatre.

    Drapes donated to Theatres at Risk
  • Birds eye image of New Wolsey Ipswich NW2 Participation Building at night
    New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich wins at RIBA East Awards

    NW2 Participation Building and Theatre Square at New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich recognised at RIBA Regional Awards, celebrating great architecture across the UK.

    New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich wins at RIBA East Awards
  • The auditorium of Stockton Globe, from the stalls to the stage.
    RICS Awards Shortlist 2022

    Theatres and performance spaces have been shortlisted for the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Awards 2022 which celebrate inspirational initiatives and developments in land, real estate, construction, and infrastructure.

    RICS Awards Shortlist 2022
  • Plymouth Palace interior
    Palace Theatre tops Plymouth Buildings at Risk List

    The Theatre at Risk is number one on list of buildings local MP Luke Pollard wants to see restored.

    Palace Theatre tops Plymouth Buildings at Risk List
  • The auditoriu viewed from the stage of The Courtyard. The auditorium has two levels of slips and oone balcony. The seats are red.
    Eight theatres awarded funding to improve environmental sustainability

    We are pleased to support eight theatres with a total of £120,000 through our Theatre Improvement Scheme, in association with the Wolfson Foundation.

    Eight theatres awarded funding to improve environmental sustainability
  • A view from the back of the raked stalls to the end stage of Intimate Theatre.
    Planning permission approved for Theatre at Risk Intimate Theatre

    Theatres Trust is hugely disappointed by the decision to grant planning permission to the scheme that will ultimately result in the demolition of a theatre with a rich cultural and architectural heritage.

    Planning permission approved for Theatre at Risk Intimate Theatre
  • View from the back of the stage out into the auditorium, as it undergoes refurbishment.
    Civic Trust Awards 2022

    Restoration of Theatre Royal Drury Lane recognised at the 2022 Civic Trust Awards, celebrating outstanding design in the built environment.

    Civic Trust Awards 2022
  • Dave Moutrey outside of HOME
    New Chair and Trustees appointed to Theatres Trust Board

    Theatres Trust is delighted to welcome Dave Moutrey, Director and Chief Executive of HOME and Director of Culture for Manchester City Council as our new Chair, along with four new board members.

    New Chair and Trustees appointed to Theatres Trust Board
  • Exterior of Spilsby Theatre
    Operator takes ownership of Spilsby Theatre

    Congratulations to Spilsby Sessions House Ltd on becoming the new owner of the Theatre at Risk it has been working to save.

    Operator takes ownership of Spilsby Theatre
  • Street scene outside of the Great Yarmouth Regent Theatre
    DCMS Arts and Culture Levelling Up announcement

    Theatres Trust welcomes plans to prioritise 109 areas previously overlooked for support and an additional £75m of funding.

    DCMS Arts and Culture Levelling Up announcement