The Theatres Trust

Campaign group 'overwhelmed' by public support to save Llandudno Grand Theatre

7th January 2015

Read more at News North Wales
Campaign group ‘overwhelmed’ by public support to save the Grand Theatre
Published 7 January 2015


York Theatre Royal sold for £1 to York Conservation Trust

7th January 2015

Read more at BBC News
York Theatre Royal sold for £1 to York Conservation Trust
Published 7 January 2015


Wilmslow's Green Room Theatre to expand

7th January 2015

Application: 14/5159

The Theatres Trust provided comments to Cheshire East Council on the above planning application for a two storey extension at the rear of Wilmslow’s Green Room Theatre to provide a first floor rehearsal room with storage areas at ground floor. The Trust supports the application.

Read the Trust’s response

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


Theatres Trust publishes Corporate Supporters Supplement 2014

7th January 2015

Each year we offer special thanks to our Corporate Supporters whose generosity and donations make a huge contribution to the work of The Theatres Trust.

The Theatres Trust is delighted to introduce our latest annual Corporate Supporters Supplement. which profiles these companies, theatres, and support organisations.

Download a copy of The Theatres Trust’s Corporate Supporters Supplement 2014.

Not already a Corporate Supporter? Visit our Support Us pages to find out how you can help us promote and protect theatres.


Theatres Trust comments on Royal Victoria Hall Southborough closure

7th January 2015

The Royal Victoria Hall, Southborough is the first theatre to close in 2015. Southborough Town Council shut the theatre on the 5 January 2015 after the final performance of its successful pantomime. It intends to demolish the existing theatre and replace it with a new “community hub” for Southborough.

The Theatres Trust is very concerned that the Council’s plans have not addressed the local community’s close association with the existing theatre. The Council has indicated that the new hub could include a new flexible theatre and community space, but has come up with no definitive plans or designs for a replacement theatre that would reflect the ambience, overall form and feel of the existing building.

The recently rebuilt Liverpool Everyman Theatre which won the acclaimed Stirling Prize, took its inspiration from its former building.

The Royal Victoria Hall has been on the Trust’s TBAR Register since 2012.

We have advocated that the existing auditorium could be retained within any future development, particularly as the theatre is part of the town’s history and a gift of David Salomons.

The Theatres Trust does, however, intend to work with the Council and other stakeholders as a statutory consultee to ensure a new cultural venue for the town is at least equivalent to the existing, or is an improved, performance space.

We have already offered Southborough Town Council an Advisory Review of plans through our Advice Service, and look forward to seeing plans at the Pre-Application stage along with local stakeholders in the near future.


Corwen Pavilion campaigners vow to fight for new venue

6th January 2015

Read more at North Wales Daily Post
Corwen Pavilion campaigners vow to fight for new venue
Published 6 January 2015


Les Miserables and Curious Incident halted by power cut

6th January 2015

Read more at BBC News
Les Miserables and Curious Incident halted by power cut
Published 3 January 2015


DIY SOS star says Southborough Royal Victoria Hall campaign is 'hot air' without business plan

6th January 2015

Read more at Kent and Sussex Courier
DIY SOS star says Royal Victoria Hall campaign is ‘hot air’ without business plan
Published 6 January 2015


Decision on sale of York Theatre Royal to be made

6th January 2015

Read more at York Press
Decision on sale of York Theatre Royal to be made
Published 6 January 2015


Power back in people's hands to have a say over future development

5th January 2015

Communities looking to have their say over the future development of their local area will have all the information they need at their fingertips, thanks to a new guide to the planning system published by the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis published a new plain English guide to how England’s planning system works, making clear the opportunities for people to get involved in the debate over what gets built in their neighbourhood.

Source: Department for Communities and Local Government


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