The Theatres Trust

Permanent 400-seater opera theatre planned for historic Nevill Holt Hall

17th August 2016

Read more in the Leicester Mercury
Permanent 400-seater opera theatre planned for historic Nevill Holt Hall
Published 17 August 2016


Adventure, Extremism and love – Paradise of Assassins to open Tara Arts’ Earlsfield theatre after £2.7m refurbishment

17th August 2016

Read more in the Guardian
Adventure, Extremism and love – Paradise of Assassins to open Tara Arts’ Earlsfield theatre after £2.7m refurbishment
Published 17 August 2016


Spend a Penny scheme to flush £125k into ladies’ theatre toilet improvements

16th August 2016

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

Theatres Trust’s new scheme was announced by The Stage saying, “A new £125,000 scheme to improve women’s toilets in theatres across the UK has been launched.”

“The Spend a Penny scheme, run by the Theatres Trust, will offer a total of £125,000 to up to 10 theatres to improve their toilet provision for women, however applications to improve unisex or gender-neutral facilities will also be received.”

Spend a Penny scheme to flush £125k into ladies’ theatre toilet improvements
Published 16 August 2016


Spend a Penny scheme launched to improve women's toilets in theatres

16th August 2016

Theatres Trust’s Spend a Penny scheme has been mentioned in BBC News.

Theatres Trust’s new scheme was quoted by the BBC as saying in reference to the British guidlines specifying 8 ladies’ toilets per 500 seat venue, “Even though this seems inadequate for audiences whose time for use is strictly limited, there are many theatres which do not even meet this standard,”
“The anxiety caused by long queues, with unappealing conditions often awaiting even the lucky few, meaningfully diminishes the joy of theatre for about half the audience.”

Spend a Penny scheme launched to improve women’s toilets in theatres
Published 16 August 2016


Scheme set up to improve ladies' loos in theatres

16th August 2016

Theatres Trust’s Spend a Penny scheme has been mentioned in What’s On Stage.

Theatres Trust’s new scheme was announced by What’s On Stage saying, “A scheme has been set up to provide funding to improve the state of ladies’ toilets in theatres across the UK.”
“Theatres Trust have announced the initiative, which is backed by Susan and Simon Ruddick, chairman of investment consultants Albourne Partners, who have given the trust £125,000.”

Scheme set up to improve ladies’ loos in theatres
Published 16 August 2016


Queue for the ladies' could be a thing of the past as £125,000 campaign launched in theatres

16th August 2016

Theatres Trust’s Interim Director Rebecca Morland and the charity’s new Spend a Penny scheme have been mentioned in The Telegraph.

Rebecca Morland, Interim Director was said, “We spend an awful lot of time talking to theatres about what would make them better, and this is always an area that comes up.”

“It’s about helping people to enjoy their trip to the theatre more. If you spend half your time in a queue, you’re not going to be able to spend time in the bar or talking to your friends.”

Queue for the ladies’ could be a thing of the past as £125,000 campaign launched in theatres
Published 16 August 2016


Revised redevelopment proposal submitted for Linlithgow's Victoria Halls

16th August 2016

Application: 0514/LBC/16 and 0513/FUL/16

The Theatres Trust was consulted by West Lothian Council on the above applications for the demolition and redevelopment of the former Victoria Halls. The Trust raised concerns with the applications.

Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning documents online, please click here


Sunderland's old Fire Station to become an arts centre

16th August 2016

Application: 16/01255/VA4

The Trust responded to the above application to vary condition 2 of planning permission 15/02103/FU4 for the conversion of the former fire station into a mixed use arts centre. The variations are minor and alter the footprint, lift and stair case layout. The Theatres Trust supports the application.

Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning documents online, please click here


Arts taskforce seeks cultural venues fit for Edinburgh

16th August 2016

Read more in the Edinburgh Evening News
Or in the Scotsman
Arts taskforce seeks cultural venues fit for Edinburgh
Published 13 August 2016


The fall of an Empire? Former theatre set to be knocked down as new owners plan major redevelopment

16th August 2016

Read more in the Basildon, Canvey, Southend Echo
The fall of an Empire? Former theatre set to be knocked down as new owners plan major redevelopment
Published 16 August 2016


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