The Theatres Trust

Autumn statement 2016: £3m cultural fund to include study into arts’ educational benefits

23rd November 2016

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has announced the autumn statement, which includes plans to invest £1.6 million directly in Southampton’s new city centre arts complex, Studio 144 – read the full story with The Stage

Read the full Autumn Statement 2016


Campaigners joy as Burnley Empire Theatre project is viable

21st November 2016

Volunteers fighting to save Burnley’s 122-year-old former theatre said they are ‘jumping for joy’ after surveyors gave their hopes a massive boost. The Burnley Empire Theatre is currently on our Theatre Buildings at Risk Register – read the full story with Lancashire Telegraph

Campaigners joy as Burnley Empire Theatre project is viable

Published 21 November 2016


Palace Theatre to undertake temporary remedial and maintenance work

11th November 2016

Application: 16/05585/LBC

The Theatres Trust supported the above listed building application for temporary remedial and maintenance works to the Stalls Bar at the Grade II* listed Palace Theatre.

Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning documents online, please click here


New Vauxhall home planned for the Above The Stag Theatre Company

11th November 2016

Application: 16/06253/FUL

The Theatres Trust supported the above application to change the use of Arch 72 and 73, Goding Street, in Vauxhall, from a D2 use to a theatre, to create a new, larger home for the Above The Stage Theatre Company. The theatre is currently located off nearby Miles Street.

Read the Trust’s response

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


First look at £8m arts venue set to change face of Sunderland culture

7th November 2016

Work has already begun on the £3million transformation of the Old Fire Station off High Street West into a restaurant, cafe, heritage centre and dance and drama studio due to open next autumn – read the full story with Sunderland Echo

First look at £8m arts venue set to change face of Sunderland culture

Published 07 November 2016


Southborough Hub verdict to be delivered this week by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council

7th November 2016

Plans for the proposed Southborough Hub are due to be considered by borough council planning bosses again this week. The Southborough Hub development will replace the Royal Victoria Hall, which is currently on our Theatre Buildings at Risk register – read the full story with Kent Live

Southborough Hub verdict to be delivered this week by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council

Published 07 November 2016


New auditorium for Sunderland's old Fire Station arts centre

3rd November 2016

Application: 16/01844/FU4

The Trust supported the above planning application for the development of a Class D2 auditorium and outdoor performance area next to the arts centre being developed in Sunderland’s former Fire Station.

Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning documents online, please click here


18 - 19 January | PLASA Focus returns to Glasgow

2nd November 2016

Registration is open for PLASA Focus Glasgow 2017 taking place from 18 – 19 January at the SECC, Glasgow. After a successful second edition, PLASA Focus Glasgow has grown to become the industry’s essential meeting place for events professionals in the Scottish region. Register now to keep up-to-date with announcements over the coming weeks.

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Tricycle's scaffolding theatre structure available free to a good home

2nd November 2016

The iconic scaffolding theatre structure designed by architect Tim Foster in 1979 is about to be removed from the theatre and is available for re-use. The theatre has a capacity of appx. 240 seats and is readily dismantled and re-erected. The space required to accommodate it is approx.12m wide x 17m long x 6.8m high.

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14 Nov | Theatres Trust at Theatrecraft 2016

1st November 2016

Theatres Trust will be exhibiting at Theatrecraft 2016 on 14 November at the Waldorf on the Aldwych, London.

Are you between 16 and 25 and interested in a backstage career in theatre? This is your chance to find out about Theatres Trust work protecting theares, including how to access to our Archive and Collections to support your studies, more about the nature and scope of volunteering opportunities at our central London office, and how to join Theatres Trust as a student member.

From direction to stage management, producing to marketing, lighting to designing, TheatreCraft 2016 is the only place to be for a unique glimpse into careers ‘behind the scenes’ in theatre.

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