Stay up-to-date with key news about theatres and the issues that affect them across the UK, including theatres which are currently on our Theatres at Risk register.
Exploring theatres this September
Throughout September theatres around the country are celebrating their buildings in a series of architecture and heritage festivals.
Scottish Government emergency funding for culture
Creative Scotland has announced details of how a £59m funding package will be distributed, including £15m fund open to commercial theatres.
Theatres gradually start to reopen
Some distancing restrictions have been lifted and theatres can stage outdoor performances and open up their indoor spaces for food, films and live performance with social-distancing measures in place.
Theatres keeping their audiences entertained from a distance
With no public performances in theatre buildings, theatres continue to creatively engage and entertain their audiences.
Burnley Empire home to Houdini first
New research shows that Houdini’s first-ever appearance on film was shown at Theatre at Risk Burnley Empire.
Wales Cultural Recovery Fund
Arts Council of Wales opens Covid-19 emergency fund, consisting of £25.5m revenue grants and £2m capital grants.
£55m Cultural Capital Kickstart Fund
The announcement of funding to get capital projects stalled by Covid-19 moving again is extremely welcome.
Socially distanced indoor performances in England can resume
Theatres Trust welcomes the news that indoor shows can go ahead from 15 August in England but cautions that this will not help most of the sector.
Indoor performances delayed
Following a rise in Covid-19 infection rates in parts of the UK, the Prime Minister has announced that indoor performances will not resume on 1 August.
Arts Council England Culture Recovery Fund grants programme
With broad eligibility criteria, the majority of theatres in England will be able to apply for grants from the £500m scheme.
Government Covid-19 grants funding
Theatres Trust welcomes the announcement of how the £880m grants element of the government's investment package will be distributed.
No date for full reopening before November
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has indicated that it will be November at the earliest for the government’s announcement of a date for reopening without social distancing.