The Theatres Trust

Willmott Dixon heritage building work tops £100m

1st September 2016

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Willmott Dixon heritage building work tops £100m
Published 1 September 2016


New venue will be “game changer” in "culturally empty" Derby

1st September 2016

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“New venue will be “game changer” in “culturally empty Derby
Published 1 September 2016


Sadiq Khan opens new Tara Theatre in South London

1st September 2016

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Sadiq Khan opens new Tara Theatre in South London
Published 1 September 2016


London's Getting A New Underground Theatre

31st August 2016

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London’s Getting A New Underground Theatre
Published 31 August 2016


VIDEO: Concert hall group takes over former Kirkcaldy cinema

31st August 2016

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VIDEO: Concert hall group takes over former Kirkcaldy cinema
Published 31 August 2016


Car park theatre blazes trail for London Bridge cultural quarter

31st August 2016

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Car park theatre blazes trail for London Bridge cultural quarter
Published 31 August 2016


Open up! Archive Project Visits

31st August 2016

nt rolls During our internship we have been lucky enough to enjoy behind-the-scenes tours of two of London’s theatrical gems:

- the National Theatre Archive; and

- the Lyceum Theatre

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Non conventional theatre spaces booklet launched for producers

30th August 2016

The Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT), have produced a booklet to help people who want to safely present non-conventional theatre productions in non-conventional theatre spaces. These spaces may include shops, warehouses, office blocks, brownfield sites etc. Theses spaces are usually not equipped with the safety equipment found in coventional theatres, so you have to make sure that both the company (performers and other staff) and the audience can deal with emergencies if something goes wrong.

Download your free copy of Non-Conventional Theatre Spaces

Non-Conventional Theatre may be described by a number of terms some of which are: Experiential/Pop-Up/Site Specific/Site Located/Found Space/Immersive/ Promenade/Experimental/Transformative/Game Playing/Secret. It may include other Non-Traditional forms of theatre.

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Hyde's Theatre Royal threatened by a change of use proposal

30th August 2016

Application: 16/00751/FUL

The Theatres Trust object to the above planning application submitted to Tameside Metropolitain Borough Council for the change of use of the Theatre Royal in Hyde from Use Class D2 to a mixed D1/D2 use to enable religious use.

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


Open up! Archive Project
Theatres: From Private to Public Use

29th August 2016

Patti Pavilion In this post, Open up! Intern Francesca explores the stories behind three of the UK’s private theatres.

Private theatres, usually found in stately homes, are much rarer in the UK than they are in the rest of Europe, and not always open for viewing or used for live performances. As such, they are the hidden gems of our built theatrical heritage.

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