Theatres across the UK receive small grants to protect their future

We have awarded five theatres a total of £25,000 from the Trust’s UK Theatres Small Grants Scheme.

The funded projects will enhance accessibility, address urgent repairs, environmental improvements and expand facilities.

Accidental Theatre, housed in a former bank building in Belfast, will use Theatres Trust funding to install wheelchair-accessible toilets on its first floor.

New automatic doors will improve the theatre-going experience for disabled patrons and wheelchair users at the Court Theatre run by Swindon Dance in the town’s former Town Hall.

Liverpool’s Unity Theatre, housed in a former synagogue, will finance access and repair work to its leaky roof, ensuring the longevity of this important community building.  

Hulme’s Z-arts will receive funding to help the family-friendly arts hub to remain accessible, easy to navigate and future-ready – starting with front step repairs.

And finally, the Little Theatre Gateshead campaign to create a new rehearsal room to improve and expand facilities for its members, patrons and the local community will receive a boost with our funding.

The UK Theatres Small Grants Scheme is generously supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and the Charles Michael Holloway Charitable Trust.

Read the full press release.

The next round of the UK Theatres Small Grants Scheme is now open and the deadline for applications is 3 February 2020 at noon.

Find out more about our grants schemes.


Cover: Swindon Dance   

Top image: Accidental Theatre Belfast at night

Lower image: Z-access Family Fun Day