The Theatres Trust

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.

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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.

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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


Objection to plans to demolish Bournemouth's Regent Theatre

11th January 2017

Application: 7-2016-891-AA

The Theatres Trust objected to above outline application for the change of use and substantial demolition of the former Odeon Cinema/ Regent Theatre and construction of a 14 Storey mixed use development.

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To view the planning documents online, please click here and enter the application number, then click search.


Anger as move to bulldoze Scarborough’s Futurist Theatre is approved

10th January 2017

Read the story at Yorkshire Post
Anger as move to bulldoze Scarborough’s Futurist Theatre is approved
Published 10 January 2017


REGIONAL NEWS: Scarborough's landmark Futurist Theatre to be demolished

10th January 2017

Read the story at Doncaster Free Press
REGIONAL NEWS: Scarborough’s landmark Futurist Theatre to be demolished
Published 10 January 2017


Theatres Trust announces winning theatres In Spend a Penny campaign

9th January 2017

Theatres Trust today announces the eight theatres selected to receive £15,000 each from the Spend a Penny campaign, financed by the philanthropic Chairman of Albourne Partners, Simon Ruddick. Deeply empathetic of his wife’s complaints about the ladies’ loos in many theatres, this theatre-going entrepreneur decided last summer to do something, and offered the funding to Theatres Trust to make a start on the improvement of facilities for women primarily, but also gender neutral and unisex toilets.

Submissions for these grants were received at the end of October, and after thorough scrutiny the following theatres have been selected:

Shelley Theatre, Bournemouth
Darlington Hippodrome
Liverpool’s Royal Court
Little Angel Theatre, Islington, London
Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis
Tyne Theatre and Opera House, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Theatre Royal Wakefield

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Theatres Trust announce winning Spend a Penny theatres

9th January 2017

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

Theatres Trust Trustee, Simon Ruddick who provided the donation for the scheme said: “Although my original impulse was simply to ‘lift the lid’ on this specific issue, we hope that other donors will bear in mind the contribution that theatres make to the community and the contribution that the Theatres Trust makes to the community of theatres.”

Theatres Trust announce winning Spend a Penny theatres
Published 09 January 2017


Eight theatres share £120k Spend a Penny

9th January 2017

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

Theatres Trust Trustee, Simon Ruddick who provided the donation for the scheme said: “Although my original impulse was simply to ‘lift the lid’ on this specific issue, we hope that other donors will bear in mind the contribution that theatres make to the community and the contribution that the Theatres Trust makes to the community of theatres.”

Eight theatres share £120k Spend a Penny
Published 09 January 2017


Ending the long line for the Ladies?

9th January 2017

Theatres Trust Spend a Penny scheme announcement has been mentioned in British Theatre Guide.

Theatres Trust Trustee, Simon Ruddick who provided the donation for the scheme said: “My original impulse was simply to ‘lift the lid’ on this specific issue, we hope that other donors will bear in mind the contribution that theatres make to the community and the contribution that the Theatres Trust makes to the community of theatres.”

Ending the long line for the Ladies?
Published 09 January 2017


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