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.
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.
Theatres Trust provides update on Burnley Empire Viability Study
The second phase of a Viability Study for the Burnley Empire theatre, a Theatre at Risk 2016, is well underway. The report from the study is due early summer.
Theatres Trust responds to Blackpool Museum proposal for Pavilion
Theatres Trust raised concerns with planning and listed building applications 17/0164 and 17/0165 for part demolition at the Blackpool Winter Gardens to create a museum with a new public entrance from Adelaide Street.
Theatres Trust comments on Alexandra Palace as construction begins
On 5 April Alexandra Park and Palace Trust revealed the main construction phase of its East Wing restoration is underway.