The Theatres Trust

Hayling Island's Station Theatre to get new neighbours

24th September 2015

Application: 15/00919

The Trust responded to the above planning application for a mixed use development adjacent to the Station Theatre on Hayling Island. The Theatres Trust did not object to the application.

Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning documents online, please click here


Good news for some: new grants announced

24th September 2015

Mhora Samuel, Director of The Theatres Trust has been mentioned in British Theatre Guide.

Mhora Samuel, Director of The Theatres Trust, today announced a new tranche of successful theatres receiving support from its UK Small Grants Scheme, the seventh round since the scheme began. She expressed her pride that the Trust’s Theatres Protection Fund can thus ensure theatres in need and at risk to address urgent building repairs and provide long-term benefit.

Good news for some: new grants announced
Published 24 September 2015


Liverpool's Garston Empire in sixth year on 'at risk' theatres register

23rd September 2015

Claire Appleby, Architecture Adviser for the Theatres Trust has been quoted in Liverpool Echo.

The Garston Empire Theatre is looking for a new owner, after spending six years on the ‘Theatres at Risk’ register.

Claire Appleby, Architecture Advisor for the Theatres Trust has appealed for community groups to take over the building.
She said: “It’s been six years since the Garston Empire was first put on the list.
“It’s been disused since then but we’re hoping that it does find use for performance.
“It is one of only 20 or so ‘working class’ theatres that have survived so it’s important that it is saved to preserve this.”

Garston Empire in sixth year on ‘at risk’ theatres register
Published 23 September 2015


The enduring appeal of Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

23rd September 2015

Kate Carmichael, Resources Adviser from The Theatres Trust has been quoted in Surrey Life.

Designed by architect John Brownrigg of Surrey-based Scott Brownrigg and Turner, the striking theatre has been compared to those of renowned architect Peter Moro, who designed Chichester Festival Theatre. And half a century on from its foundation, the audience finds little has changed.

“There have been very few internal alterations,” says Kate Carmichael, Resources Adviser at The Theatres Trust, a national advisory body for theatres. “This is a testament to the quality of the original design.”

In 2012, the Trust was instrumental in securing the listed status of the theatre for its distinctive design – and the Grade II-listed theatre is, says Kate, a “shining example of a post-war theatre built in the 1960s. Not only does the Yvonne Arnaud provide clear sight lines and excellent acoustics, but it also has unusually large stage wings.”

The enduring appeal of Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre as it celebrates its 50th anniversary
Published 23 September 2015


New Heritage Index highlights potential for areas to make more of local heritage

23rd September 2015

Read the story at Heritage Lottery Fund
New Heritage Index highlights potential for areas to make more of local heritage
Published 23 September 2015


Bid to pull in extra £300m for culture in the North East set to get Westminster launch

23rd September 2015

Read the story at The Chronicle
Bid to pull in extra £300m for culture in the North East set to get Westminster launch
Published 23 September 2015


Planning application for Brixton's Somerleyton Road scheme submitted

23rd September 2015

Read the story at 24dash.com
‘Exciting and innovative’ planning application submitted
Published 23 September 2015


Zaha Hadid In The Running For £110m Factory Manchester

23rd September 2015

Read the story at Manchester Confidential
Zaha Hadid In The Running For £110m Factory Manchester
Published 23 September 2015


Stellar shortlist revealed for Manchester’s new £110m arts venue The Factory

23rd September 2015

Read the story at Architects Journal
Stellar shortlist revealed for Manchester’s new £110m arts venue
Published 23 September 2015


Arts Council of Wales Investment Review 2015

23rd September 2015

Read the story at WalesOnline
Arts Council of Wales Investment Review 2015: 67 companies to get annual funding but 26 miss out
Published 23 September 2015


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