100th grant awarded to Greater Manchester theatres to improve access

Seven projects have been awarded a total of more than £100,000 by the Theatres Trust Theatre Improvement Scheme, in partnership with the Wolfson Foundation, for projects focusing on improving the accessibility of theatres

Theatres Trust has awarded its 100th grant to HOME in Manchester, who will work in partnership with the Royal Exchange Theatre, The Lowry, Z-Arts, Contact, Oldham Coliseum and Bolton Octagon, to purchase and share captioning equipment. 

Thanks to vital Theatres Trust funding this collaborative consortium approach will provide deaf and deafened audiences across Greater Manchester the opportunity to attend more captioned productions and performances in a greater variety of theatre styles, and access to see shows at theatres that haven’t previously offered them.

Six other projects were funded by the Theatres Trust Theatre Improvement Scheme to improve accessibility by installing leading technologies and offering solutions to the challenges historic theatres face when looking to improve the audience experience.

Our capital grant giving role is made possible because of our funders, who enable us to run multiple grant schemes that address improvements and repairs to theatre buildings. 

Find out more about our grant schemes