The Theatres Trust

Theatres Trust grants deadlines extended to 31 October

20th October 2016

Our Spend a Penny grant scheme, to target the under-provision of ladies toilets, and our UK Small Grants Scheme, to help theatres address urgent works, will now both close to applications to Monday 31 October at 5pm.

Find out more about the two schemes below, and if you would like to discuss an application then please email info@theatrestrust.org.uk.

The outcome will be decided in December 2016 after evaluations have taken place, and announced in January 2017. If you know of a theatre that might benefit from support, please do spread the word.

Our grants makes a real contribution to the maintenance of theatres, so they remain safe and secure for audiences to enjoy.

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Theatres Trust statement on Burnley Empire

19th October 2016

Theatres Trust are delighted that the auction date for Burnley Empire has been postponed to allow the Burnley Empire stakeholder group to conclude the second phase of their Viability Study.

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Jon Morgan appointed as new Director of Theatres Trust

18th October 2016

Theatres Trust, the national advisory public body for theatres, is pleased to announce the appointment of new Director Jon Morgan who will take up the position in January 2017.

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Could Swansea's historic Palace Theatre be saved by student flats?

17th October 2016

Student flats could be the answer to Swansea’s Palace Theatre if they brought the building back into use, a conservation expert has said. The Palace Theatre is currently one of four theatres in Wales to feature on the register – read the full story with South Wales Evening Post

Could Swansea’s historic Palace Theatre be saved by student flats?

Published 16 October 2016


Could more be done to save the Futurist theatre?

17th October 2016

Scarborough’s Futurist Theatre is the subject of a reader’s letter to the The Scarborough News. The Futurist Theatre currently sits at number ten in the Theatre Buildings at Risk register for 2016 which was announced in September – read the full story with The Scarborough News

Could more be done to save the Futurist theatre?

Published 14 October 2016


Relief as Burnley's Empire Theatre taken off auction list

16th October 2016

Burnley Empire was due to be auctioned on Tuesday 18 October, the auction has been postponed until the results of a viability study have been announced – read the full story with 2BR Lancashire

Relief as Burnley’s Empire Theatre taken off auction list

Published 15 October 2016


Restoration works underway at the Alexandra Palace Theatre

11th October 2016

Application: HGY/2016/3327

Haringey Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above listed building application for excavation and foundation works at the Alexandra Palace Theatre to replace the dilapidated sub-floor sleeper walls.

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


New lighting scheme to light up the Royal Opera House

11th October 2016

Application: 16/08733/FULL & 16/08734/LBC

The Theatres Trust supported the above planning and listed building applications to upgrade the lighting scheme to the Royal Opera House Arcade and Covent Garden Facade.

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To view the planning documents online, please click here


1,100-seat theatre planned for Bognor Regis

10th October 2016

Theatres Trust Planning Adviser, Ross Anthony comments on the proposed 1,100-seat theatre planned for Bognor Regis – The Stage.

The Theatres Trust has been consulted as part of the planning process. A letter from planning advisor Ross Anthony said the trust did not object to the plans, but raised several concerns.

Anthony said the trust recognised the importance of investment and regeneration in town centres through culture, but questioned whether the theatre would be a suitable replacement for the facilities provided at the existing Alexandra Theatre.

At more than three times the size, it remains unclear how the new theatre would “support and address the local need for small-scale theatre”, the letter said. It also warned that it might not be affordable or accessible to the types of performers and users of the Alexandra Theatre.

“The trust also strongly recommends that the new theatre is built before the existing theatre is demolished, or temporary theatre provision is provided, to ensure the existing theatre audience in Bognor Regis is maintained. It is extremely difficult to rebuild a theatre audience once it has been lost, particularly as the proposed theatre needs to increase audience numbers,” the letter added.

The trust also highlighted the task of competing with, and complementing, other established theatres nearby, which include Chichester Festival Theatre, and the Kings Theatre and New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth.

1,100-seat theatre planned for Bognor Regis
Published 06 October 2016


New flooring installed at the Noel Coward

7th October 2016

Application: 16/08263/LBC

The Theatres Trust supported the above listed building application to replace the floor tiles, many of which are broken, in the foyer of the Noel Coward Theatre.

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To view the planning documents online, please click here


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