The Theatres Trust

Scarborough's Futurist: No Demolition for 6 Months

18th January 2017

Read the story at Yorkshire Coast Radio.

Scarborough’s Futurist: No Demolition for 6 Months
Published 18 January 2017


Wokingham Theatre to get a new studio and BoH facilities

17th January 2017

Application: 163372

The Theatres Trust supported the above planning application for alterations and additions to Wokingham Theatre, including a new studio, rehearsal room and additional dressing rooms.

Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning documents online, please click here


Natasha Tripney: Decent theatre loos should not be an optional extra

17th January 2017

Theatres Trust Spend a Penny scheme announcement has been mentioned in The Stage.

The beneficiaries of the Trust’s grants were mentioned in the article, “The Spend a Penny campaign was launched by the Theatres Trust last year specifically to address complaints about the under-provision and poor quality of female toilet facilities in theatres. Eight theatres – including Liverpool’s Royal Court and London’s Little Angel Theatre – were recently selected to receive £15,000 each to improve their toilet facilities for women, but also to improve provision of gender neutral and unisex toilets.”

Natasha Tripney: Decent theatre loos should not be an optional extra
Published 17 January 2017


Banbury's Grand Theatre to make way for 12 apartments

16th January 2017

Application: 16/02529/F

The Theatres Trust objected to the above planning application for the partial demolition, redevelopment, and change of use of the former Grand Theatre in Banbury from a Class D2 use to a mixed retail and residential use.

Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning documents online, please click here


Coronet Theatre in south London moves closer to demolition

16th January 2017

Ross Anthony and Theatres Trust have been mentioned in The Stage.

Ross Anthony, Planning adviser for Theatres Trust was quoted regarding the Trust’s objection to the plans to demolish the Coronet, Elephant and Castle saying that regeneration of the area “should not come at the expense of Elephant and Castle’s diverse cultural mix”.

“We strongly call for council to retain the Coronet Theatre, which is clearly a still viable and valuable operation, as part of this development”

Coronet Theatre in south London moves closer to demolition
Published 16 January 2017

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Letter: Support for Futurist was far and wide ... and free

13th January 2017

Theatres Trust has been mentioned in Filey & Hummanby Mercury.

In a letter to the Scarborough community by counsellor Janet Jefferson, the Trust’s letter of support for the retention of the Futurist Theatre was referred to.

Letter: Support for Futurist was far and wide … and free
Published 13 January 2017


Could Scarborough's Futurist Theatre Become Listed?

12th January 2017

Claire Appleby and Theatres Trust have been mentioned in Yorkshire Coast Radio.

Claire Appleby, Architecture Adviser at Theatres Trust was interviewed after the council’s vote passed the decision to demolish the Futurist Theatre. However with an application for statutory listing still outstanding she said:

“If the Certificate of Immunity is granted it means that the building cannot be listed for the next five years. However, if the certificate is refused, it means that the building automatically becomes listed. In the past, what Historic England had decided was that there wasn’t enough of the original building.”

Could Scarborough’s Futurist Theatre Become Listed?
Published 11 January 2017

Claire Appleby is from The Theatre’s Trust, she said:


Demolition plans submitted for the Coronet in Elephant and Castle

12th January 2017

Application: 16/AP/4458

The Theatres Trust objected to the above planning application involving the demolition and redevelopment of the Cornet Theatre and Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre. Regeneration should not come at the expense of Elephant & Castle’s diverse cultural mix, and should retain the Coronet Theatre, which is clearly a still viable and valuable operation, as part of this development.

Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning documents online, please click here


Stopping the draught at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre

11th January 2017

Application: 16/0366/LBC and 16/03665/FUL

The Theatres Trust supported the above planning and listed building applications for the installation of revolving doors at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning documents online, please click here


Campaign to save Scarborough’s Futurist Theatre changes tack following demolition vote

11th January 2017

Theatres Trust has been mentioned in The Stage.

After the council voted to demolish the Futurist Theatre, Scarborough, Theatres Trust, was quoted, regarding the outstanding statutory listing application for the building saying: “Should the certificate be rejected, the building will automatically become statutory listed, which would be a real barrier to the building’s demolition.”

Campaign to save Scarborough’s Futurist Theatre changes tack following demolition vote
Published 11 January 2017


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