More than £150k awarded through our Theatre Reopening Fund

Theatres Trust is delighted to announce details of a further 15 theatres to receive grants to help with reopening expenses.

Five theatres – Blackfriars Arts Centre, Greenwich Theatre, Lawrence Batley Theatre, New Vic Theatre and Theatre Royal Winchester – will use funding to improve their ventilation systems, which is emerging as an important consideration for providing Covid-19 safe environments.

Sneeze screens, hand sanitisers, digital thermometers and e-ticket scanners continue to be popular investments for theatres, recognising that these simple safety measures that are likely to be long-term requirements. Alnwick Playhouse, Barn Theatre, Swindon Dance, Gorleston Pavilion and Tower Theatre all receive funding for these costs.

Chapter Arts Centre, Hyde Festival Theatre, Peckham Theatre, Phoenix Theatre Blyth and Swansea Grand will carry out specific projects to make their buildings safe and viable.

Read the full press release.

The first 20 theatres to receive funding were announced in October.

The Theatre Reopening Fund has been made possible thanks to the generous support of funders: Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, Charles Michael Holloway Charitable Trust, Judy Craymer CBE, Soho Estates, The Basil Samuel Charitable Trust, The Foyle Foundation, The Mackintosh Foundation, The Pilgrim Trust, The Swire Charitable Trust, Theatre Royal, Haymarket and Theatre Super Auction.

We are currently raising additional money for this grant scheme through the #SaveOurTheatres campaign in partnership with Crowdfunder.  

Theatre Reopening Fund will continue to accept applications for grants of up to £5,000 until at least the end of 2020, with the possibility that the scheme will be extended into 2021 subject to demand.