The Theatres Trust

ACE Capital investment 2015-18: Large Capital Grants Scheme open for applications

29th May 2015

Arts Council England’s Capital investment programme supports organisations to develop resilience by giving them the right buildings and equipment to deliver their work, and to become more sustainable and resilient businesses. They invest in large and small Capital grants. They will invest £88 million of National Lottery funding in large capital grants over the 2015-18 period, and have split the available budget over two application rounds: £45 million in the first round and £43 million in the second and are currently receiving applications for large Capital grants.

The first round is open to applications now, and closes 12pm on 27 August 2015.

Source: Arts Council England


Darren Henley’s inaugural speech as Chief Executive of Arts Council England

29th May 2015

Arts Council England is to make a significant shift in the distribution of Lottery funding to be invested outside of London over the next three years, according to its new Chief Executive, Darren Henley.

Download Darren Henley’s inaugural speech 28 May 2015, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull (PDF)


Arts Council England to increase ratio of funding outside London

29th May 2015

Darren Henley, new chief executive, to announce ‘significant shift’ in investment to the regions whilst also calling for continued public funding for the arts writes Mark Brown for The Guardian.


ABTT publish new guidance for the inspection of suspended fibrous plaster ceilings

29th May 2015

The Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT) has published
Guidance Note 20 – Suspended Fibrous Plaster Ceilings (PDF)

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Post-Apollo ceiling checks to cost UK theatres up to £15m

29th May 2015

The Theatres Trust was mentioned in an article by The Stage
Post-Apollo ceiling checks to cost UK theatres up to £15m
Theatres Trust director Mhora Samuel estimated that more than 300 listed theatres in the UK would fall under the scope of the advice. However, she added: “Many of these ceilings will also have been strengthened with wire ties and as a result will be very secure. A full nationwide survey will be needed to establish the number of theatres affected – including unlisted theatres. Those constructed from the mid-19th century to before the Second World War will be particularly affected.”
Published 28 May 2015


Theatres Trust at ABTT Theatre Show 2015
Alexandra Palace, London
24 and 25 June

27th May 2015

The Theatres Trust is pleased to be exhibiting on Stand D45 at the ABTT Theatre Show 2015 on the 24 and 25 June, this year taking place at London’s Alexandra Palace!

We’d be pleased to talk through any capital projects you are planning. You can pick up the Summer issue of Theatres Magazine and we’ll be on hand to talk about our Small Grants Scheme, Advice Service, Theatres at Risk Register and other resources.

The Trust can offer free pre-registration, so sign up here


Help save Shakespeare’s first theatre, London's Rose Playhouse

27th May 2015

Read more at Country Life
Help save Shakespeare’s first theatre, London’s Rose Playhouse
Published 27 May 2015


Al fresco dining at Hull's bombed theatre 'difficult to refuse' says owner of Beverley Road site

27th May 2015

Read more at Hull Daily Mail
Al fresco dining at Hull’s bombed theatre ‘difficult to refuse’ says owner of Beverley Road site
Published 27 May 2015


A Brighter Future for our Towns and Cities report launched

27th May 2015

Culture can help define a sense of place and attract new businesses, says the Commission for Underperforming Towns and Cities.

Read full story


Patel Taylor reveals £5.5m extension plans for Bristol arts venue

27th May 2015

Read more in Architects Journal
Patel Taylor reveals £5.5m extension plans for Bristol arts venue
Published 26 May 2015


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