Wolfson renew support with new Theatre Improvement Scheme

Following the success of the Urgent Repairs Scheme pilot 2017/18, the first collaboration between the Theatres Trust and the Wolfson Foundation, the partnership continues with the launch of the new Theatre Improvement Scheme.

This annually themed scheme will challenge arts organisations to implement innovative and pioneering improvements to act as best case examples for other theatres, whether front of house, or behind the scenes. The scheme will distribute £100,000 each year for the next three years with awards of up to £20,000 per project.

The theme for 2018 will be Improving Accessibility. Funding will be awarded to projects which make their theatre more accessible through changes to the building or its systems. The scheme will fund theatres and projects of all sizes that demonstrate excellence in the pursuit of becoming an accessible theatre.

Many theatres, particularly those built some time ago, face challenges ensuring all audience members, companies, and crew can have an equally brilliant experience. Level changes, signage and seating are some of the areas that need addressing. We look forward to seeing theatres challenge the status quo and embark on valuable projects to make theatre going accessible for all.

says Jon Morgan, Director of Theatres Trust

The deadline for the Improving Accessibility round of the Theatre Improvement Scheme will be Thursday 13 September 2018.

Further details on the scheme can be found: theatrestrust.org.uk/grants