Theatres & Placemaking conference report published

Theatres Trust have published a report of case studies, insight and key themes discussed at Theatres Trust Conference 17: Theatres & Placemaking.

Fundamental to successful cultural placemaking is investment in dialogue and relationship building.

The Theatres Trust

Conference 17 took place on 17 October. Over 250 delegates and 20 speakers came together at the Lyric Hammersmith to discuss theatres and placemaking, a topic that goes to the heart of the Theatres Trust’s mission.

What emerged from the day were clear examples of where theatre artists, managers and architects, local authorities and communities have engaged in different ways with this question, each demonstrating how theatres are central to regeneration and placemaking - and it was striking how many contributors spoke about the placemaking function of theatres beyond their bricks and mortar.

Our Conference 17 Report brings together these exciting case studies and pulls out some key themes running through each of the sessions, offering provocation, insight, and experience-based knowledge from theatres, communities and local authorities on how placing theatres at the heart of placemaking can both improve our towns and cities and also protect and promote theatres and live performance for future generations.

Download the Conference 17: Theatres & Placemaking Report.

Find out more about Conference 17.