The Theatres Trust

Heritage Alliance responds to Fixing the Foundations

13th August 2015

The Heritage Alliance has released a statement on the Fixing the Foundations Framework, outlining its concerns for heritage assets and the wider historic environment.
For the full statement see The Heritage Alliance
Published 13 August 2015


New Funding for London Theatre Small Grants Scheme

13th August 2015

The Theatres Trust has been mentioned in British Theatre Guide

The Mackintosh Foundation is to donate £25,000 to launch the new London Theatres Small Grants Scheme, set up by The Theatres Trust working with the Mayor of London’s Office to help small theatres in London which need to improve and maintain their buildings.
This follows the London Assembly investigation led by Tom Copley AM into the challenges facing the capital’s small theatres. The investigation found that over 75% are in need of capital investment for major repairs or upgrades, but have limited capacity to secure the funding they urgently need.

New Funding for London Theatre Small Grants Scheme
Published 13 August 2015


Mackintosh Foundation helps launch new London Theatres Small Grants Scheme

13th August 2015

The Mackintosh Foundation is to donate £25,000 to launch the new London Theatres Small Grants Scheme, set up by The Theatres Trust to help small theatres in London needing to improve and maintain their buildings.

The Theatres Trust has been working with the Mayor of London’s Office to set up the London Theatres Small Grants Scheme, which is a dedicated capital fund to help small theatres lever in other sources of investment, particularly philanthropic support.

It follows the London Assembly investigation led by Tom Copley AM into the challenges facing the capital’s small theatres. The investigation found that over 75% are in need of capital investment for major repairs or upgrades, but have limited capacity to secure the funding they urgently need.

The Mackintosh Foundation is the first organisation to make a donation to the London Theatres Small Grants Scheme, which will now offer grants of up to £5,000 to small theatres across London. The Mackintosh Foundation hopes other organisations and individuals will match its contribution and help provide a much needed new injection of capital funding for small theatres in London.

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Transform Perth Theatre plans approved

12th August 2015

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Transform Perth Theatre plans approved
Published 12 August 2015


Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells: First pictures of its summer refurbishment

12th August 2015

Read the story at Kent and Sussex Courier Online
Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells: First pictures of its summer refurbishment
Published 12 August 2015


Spotlight shines on repairs at Swindon's Wyvern Theatre

12th August 2015

Read the story at Swindon Advertiser
Spotlight shines on repairs at Wyvern Theatre
Published 12 August 2015


London's Shoreditch Town Hall given £1m towards refurbishment

12th August 2015

Read the story at The Stage
Shoreditch Town Hall given £1m towards refurbishment
Published 12 August 2015


Summer Archive Project visit to the National Theatre Archive

11th August 2015

National Theatre Archive Last week the Summer Archive Project team visited the archive of the National Theatre. It was a chance to explore a leading theatrical collection, see where our project might fit into the broader spectrum of theatre and performance archives, and catch a rare glimpse of a few of the National’s hidden treasures.

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Lyric Hammersmith appoints Sian Alexander as executive director

11th August 2015

Read the story at The Stage
Lyric Hammersmith appoints Sian Alexander as executive director
Published 11 August 2015


Site of Grantham's former Empire Theatre to be redeveloped

11th August 2015

Application: S15/1754

The Trust responded to the above planning application for demolition of the buildings at 38 East Street, which includes parts of the former Empire Theatre, and construction of town houses. The Trust did not object to the application.

Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning documents online, please click here


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