Changes at Theatre Royal Hyde approved

Responding to the news that Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council has approved plans for changes to Theatre Royal Hyde, Theatres Trust's National Planning Advisor Tom Clarke says:

Theatres Trust is disappointed that listed building consent has been granted for works on the Theatre Royal Hyde, which is on our Theatres at Risk list.

We objected to the proposed alterations to the interior and exterior of the theatre as they could detract from the building’s significance and will not all be reversible.

We have contacted Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council for more detail on the reasons for this decision but as it stands, this could risk irreparable damage to a Grade II listed cultural and heritage asset.