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.
Help us stop the demolition of Scarborough Futurist
The Scarborough Futurist, on our Theatres at Risk register, is currently subject to an application for demolition. We have objected and urge you to as well.
New Honorary Life Friend announced
We are delighted to announce Mike Sell as an Honorary Life Friend. Mike Sell is a theatre historian and has been involved with Theatres Trust for over 30 years.
APAC Study Day 2017: Celebrating Anniversaries
The Association of Performing Arts Collections (APAC) is holding its annual Study Day on 13 September at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester. Find out more about making use of your archives to celebrate your organisation’s history.
Arts centre plans for Bournemouth's threatened Regent Theatre
Bournemouth Civic Society has revealed plans to regenerate the threatened former Odeon/ Regent Theatre in Westover Road as an arts centre for Bournemouth.
ABTT launch theatre toilets survey for venue operators
A nationwide survey on access to toilets in theatres has been launched by the Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT). Theatres of all sizes from across the country are invited to fill out the survey.
Blackpool Museum proposal for the Winter Gardens withdrawn
Blackpool Council has decided not to proceed with the proposed conversion of the Pavilion Theatre and Horseshoe into a museum due to the larger than expected costs associated with the project.
Francis Reid Collection donated to Theatres Trust Library & Archive
Lighting designer Francis Reid was well known to Theatres Trust as a Friend and a keen supporter of our work. In accordance with his wishes, his family have kindly donated some of his theatre materials to our collections.
Theatres Trust responds to ACE NPO and Capital Funding announcement
On Tuesday 27 June Arts Council England's announcement brought good news for many theatre organisations across the UK. Theatres are critical for the cultural infrastructure of the nation and securing continued investment allows them to develop their work.
Historic England decides to not list Banbury's Grand Theatre
Historic England noted that while the Grand is of clear local interest, reflected in its local listing, in a national context - and in comparison with other listed cinemas - it is too modest architecturally, and alterations mean it does not merit listing.
Invitation to sponsor | Conference 17: Theatres & Placemaking
As we announce the details for Conference 17: Theatres & Placemaking, we invite organisation to sponsor our well-attended conference.
Planning laws change to protect pub theatres
The Neighbourhood Planning Act passed into law on 28 April 2017 and removes permitted development rights in England that currently enable the change of use of pubs to retail, restaurant or office uses without the need for planning permission.
Globe Theatre Stockton-on-Tees wins planning permission
Theatres Trust welcomes Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council's decision to grant permission for the reuse, restoration and refurbishment of Stockton’s Grade II listed The Globe which will reopen as a multi-purpose live performance and entertainment venue.