More London Theatres awarded vital funding to secure their buildings

The third round of our London Theatres Small Grants Scheme has made awards to five London theatres to address repairs, access issues and improve conditions for staff, performers and audiences.

Recipients include:

Applecart Arts receives £5,000 towards a new venue heating system.

Bernie Grant Arts Centre in Tottenham receives £5,000 towards urgent repairs to the get-in door of its main house theatre.

Chats Palace receives £5,000 towards a new front door.

Park Theatre receives £5,000 towards replacement of its alarm system.

The Space receives £5,000 towards the installation of an LED house lighting system.

London has a unique collection of theatres and its thriving culture relies on performance spaces of all sizes. The smaller theatres across London often operate on fragile business models and struggle for investment into their buildings. We see supporting theatres that are taking care of their buildings so they can continue to serve their communities as key to our mission. For these organisations a small grant makes a big difference.

Jon Morgan, Theatres Trust Director

The scheme was launched in Summer 2015 by Cameron Mackintosh’s Mackintosh Foundation in partnership with the London Mayor’s Office, to help small theatres in the city with vital capital funding. In Spring 2016 Fawn James joined the Mackintosh Foundation as the second major donor to the London Theatres Small Grants Scheme.

London’s small theatres are absolutely central to performing arts in the capital. They are centres of community activity, allow both emerging stars and enthusiastic amateurs to showcase their talent, and are a training ground for jobs in theatre from lighting and sound to make-up and set design. Congratulations to the five theatres who have been awarded grants

Justine Simons OBE, Deputy Mayor for Culture and Creative Industries, Greater London Authority

Applications for Round 4 of the London Theatres Small Grants Scheme are now open. The application deadline is 25 January 2018.

For more information on eligibility and to apply, visit:

Image: Bernie Grant Arts Centre