Theatre Reopening Fund awards final grants to 40 theatres

Theatres Trust is delighted to award a further £155,265 of grants to help theatres with costs of Covid-secure reopening.

Grants of up to £5,000 per theatre have funded projects including changes to the building to reduce congestion, improvements to ventilation systems and simple measures like installing hand sanitisers and screens.

Theatres supported in this final round cover the whole theatre ecosystem and every type of theatre building:

  • The Albany, London
  • The Albert Hall Theatre, Llandrindod Wells
  • Blackburn Empire Theatre
  • Blue Elephant Theatre, London
  • Bromley Little Theatre
  • Brookside Theatre, Romford
  • Canal Café Theatre, London
  • Capital Theatres, Edinburgh
  • Fife Cultural Trust
  • Gate Theatre
  • Geoffrey Whitworth Theatre, Crayford, Kent
  • Grimsby Auditorium
  • Hampstead Theatre
  • Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Southampton
  • Headgate Theatre, Colchester
  • Hull Truck Theatre
  • Lancaster Grand
  • Lighthouse, Poole
  • Lowestoft Players Theatre
  • Lyric Hammersmith
  • Jack Studio Theatre, London
  • The Muni, Colne
  • New Diorama, London
  • Northern Ballet, Leeds
  • Paines Plough
  • People’s Theatre, Newcastle
  • Pitlochry Festival Theatre
  • The Point, Eastleigh
  • Regis Centre, Bognor Regis
  • Rutland Open Air Theatre, Stamford
  • Sheringham Little Theatre 
  • Theatre Royal Bath
  • Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds
  • Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
  • Tynemouth Priory Theatre
  • Upfront Puppet Theatre, Penrith
  • Venture Theatre, Ashby De La Zouch
  • Warminster Athenaeum
  • Worthing Theatres
  • Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

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The Theatre Reopening Fund was launched in June 2020 in response to the pandemic.  Through this scheme, Theatres Trust has supported 75 theatres across the length and breadth of the UK, with grants totalling £301,873.

Image credit: Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds by Aaron Weight

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.

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