The Theatres Trust

We are currently recruiting for a Director

29th July 2016

The Theatres Trust, the national advisory public body for theatres, seeks a dynamic, energetic and proactive individual as its new Director to lead and champion the work of the organisation and deliver its ambitious plans for the future.

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Twycross House School to build a new theatre

28th July 2016

Application: 16/00671/FUL

The Theatres Trust supported the above planning application for the erection of a school theatre at Twycross House School in Leicestershire.

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To view the planning documents online, please click here


Crown Theatre in Eccles faces demolition

28th July 2016

Application: 16/68464/FUL and 16/68465/LBC

The Trust objected to the above planning and listed building applications for the complete demolition of the former Lyceum/ Crown Theatre in Eccles for construction of a seven storey mixed use building.

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To view the planning documents online, please click here


Theatres Trust Invitation to Tender
Marketing & Communications Consultancy

27th July 2016

Theatres Trust seeks to appoint a Marketing and Communications Consultant/Consultancy to work with the staff and Trustees of Theatres Trust, in order to enable the Trust to deliver some of the marketing and communications objectives outlined in its new Strategy.

Further information and full tender documents can be found www.theatrestrust.org.uk/about/jobs.

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Happy 40th Birthday Theatres Trust

22nd July 2016

Today we celebrate turning 40 – 40 years of the Theatres Trust Act which made us a consultee in the planning system, and gave us our remit to protect theatres for everyone!

Theatres Trust 40

Thank you to all our Friends and Corporate Supporters, theatre architects, local authorities, theatre owners, companies and campaign groups who work so hard to keep theatre thriving – and to the theatre goers that enjoy them!

Over on Twitter we’re celebrating our key moments over the past 40 years www.twitter.com/theatrestrust.

Let’s raise a toast to our valuable stock of theatre spaces across the country that make such a vital contribution to the local life and economy in their communities!

With your help we can work to protect theatres for another 40 years – donate today www.justgiving.com/theatrestrust


Mountview submits plans for new home in Peckham

20th July 2016

Application: 16/AP/2649

The Theatres Trust supported the above planning application for the construction of a new Mountview School of Theatre Arts in Peckham, which will include education facilities, a café/ bar, a 200 seat theatre, and studio space.

Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning documents online, please click here


Phase 1 of the London Coliseum Front of House Project

19th July 2016

Application: 16/05814/FULL and 16/05815/LBC

The Theatres Trust supported the above planning and listed building applications for Phase 1 lead in works involving the redecoration and reorganisation of certain front of house spaces at the London Coliseum.

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To view the planning documents online, please click here


London Coliseum walkway remediation works

19th July 2016

Application: 16/05963/LBC

The Theatres Trust supported the above listed building application for structural remediation works to the public walkway next to the London Coliseum.

Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning documents online, please click here


Blackpool Winter Gardens Conference Centre Extension

19th July 2016

Application: 16/0363

The Theatres Trust supported the above outline application for a proposed three storey conference centre extension to the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.

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To view the planning documents online, please click here


Statement: Theatres Trust and ABTT reminder about suspended fibrous plaster ceilings in theatres

18th July 2016

The 1 September marks the deadline by which theatre owners should have had their suspended plaster ceilings inspected by a specialist to ensure that they are safe. The new guidance follows the collapse of the Apollo Theatre ceiling in 2013. Details of survey requirements can be found on the ABTT website: www.abtt.org.uk/abtt-publish-new-guidance-for-the-inspection-of-suspended-fibrous-plaster-ceilings/.

Mr Melvin Sandell, HM Inspector of Health and Safety, Entertainments, made the following statement to theatre owners:

I will be writing to all local authorities shortly after 1 September to explain that theatres with suspended plaster ceilings should be able to provide evidence that their ceiling has been completely inspected by a competent person and explain how that competence was determined. If by the 1st September you will not yet be able to do this I recommend you contact your local authority as soon as possible to explain what you are doing to ensure the safety of your ceiling and agree the date by which you will have completed an appropriate inspection.

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