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.
Alexandra Burke, Theatres Trust Ambassador, on her favourite theatre
Watch an interview with Alexandra Burke, Theatres Trust Ambassador, discussing her favourite theatre and why. As a Theatres Trust Ambassador Alexandra will work with us to ensure the UK’s theatres are protected and secured for future generations.
Michael Ball, Theatres Trust Ambassador, on the role of theatres
Watch an interview with Theatres Trust Ambassador Michael Ball discussing the role of theatres and the value of live performance. Michael will work with us to ensure the UK’s theatres are protected and secured for future generations.
Theatres Trust pleased RIBA National celebrates venues for performance
Theatres Trust is delighted to see that four theatres and one concert hall have been awarded RIBA National Awards.
Conference 18: Adapt & Thrive is open for bookings
Early Bird booking is now open for Conference 18: Adapt & Thrive - new money and new models for theatre buildings in October at Lyric Hammersmith, speakers include Michael Ellis MP and Cameron Mackintosh.
Permanent café approval is a threat to Burnley Empire restoration
Burnley’s Planning Committee disappointingly approved permanent permission for a café / bar within the original foyer of theatre at risk, Burnley Empire. This further encroachment into the building blocks the entrance and makes access more difficult.
Theatres Trust can help with repair and maintenance queries
We have responded to The Stage article on 22 May "Disgusting’ backstage conditions threaten the future of regional theatres, actors warn" with a reminder to theatres across the UK that we are here to help with advice, guidance, and funding.
NEC and Bradford Live complete £2m deal for at risk Bradford Odeon
The NEC Group has formally signed a deal with Bradford Live for the operation of the Bradford Odeon, a theatre that has appeared on our Theatres at Risk Register since 2008. This is a key milestone in securing the future viability of the historic theatre.
Theatres Trust supports industry campaign to #SaveStageLighting
We support the Association of Lighting Designers (ALD) Save Stage Lighting campaign to keep stage lighting exempt from proposed EU legislation changes, in order to protect the future of venues and theatres in the UK and across Europe.
London Theatres Small Grants Scheme awards 5 more theatres funding
We are pleased to announce we have awarded £24,870 in grants from the London Theatres Small Grants Scheme to five theatres in need of immediate repairs, addressing accessibility issues and improving conditions for staff, performers and audiences.
UK Theatres Small Grants Scheme awards 5 further theatres funding
We are pleased to announce we have awarded £24,715 in grants from the UK Theatres Small Grants Scheme to five theatres for works to improve their buildings, from installing a get-in lift, and other accessibility improvements, to improved signage.
Theatres & Placemaking conference report published
We have published a report of case studies, insight and key themes discussed at Theatres Trust Conference 17: Theatres & Placemaking.
Waltham Forest Council to buy at risk Walthamstow EMD / Granada
It is fantastic that Waltham Forest Council have committed to purchasing the Walthamstow EMD / Granada and have pledged to restore and reopen this magnificent Grade II* listed building, currently on our Theatres at Risk Register.