UK Small Grants Scheme supports six more theatres
Theatres Trust has awarded six more theatres up to £5,000 each in vital funding from its UK Theatres Small Grants Scheme for projects that introduce environmental improvements, enhance accessibility and address urgent repairs to the building, supporting their future success.
Lyth Arts Centre, in the Scottish Highlands, will replace its old storage heaters and install an innovative Biomass boiler system, thanks to Theatres Trust funding.
A new entrance with automatic swing doors will improve the theatre-going experience for disabled patrons and wheelchair users at the Lighthouse in Poole.
Four other theatres will use Theatres Trust funding for urgent repairs to their building, protecting them from further deterioration, and adding to their long-term economic sustainability.
The Grade II listed Shoreditch Town Hall will complete urgent external and internal repairs to the North East Tower.
The Poly in Falmouth will be able to embark on repair work to the ceiling of the main gallery and the roof above its Grade II* listed Polytechnic Hall.
Theatr Gwaun, at the centre of the community of North Pembrokeshire for over 100 years, will repair and repaint the exterior of the building, securing it and improving its street presence.
Chipping Norton Theatre, a former Salvation Army citadel, will complete comprehensive roofing repair work critical to protect future theatre use.
The UK Small Theatres Grants Scheme is made possible with the support of the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and Charles Michael Holloway Charitable Trust.
The next round of the UK Theatres Small Grants Scheme is now open. The deadline for applications is Monday 2 September at noon.
Cover and top - Lighthouse Poole by Richard Budd
Chipping Norton Theatre by Josh Tomalin