The Theatres Trust

5 London theatres awarded vital funding to improve accessibility and working conditions

7th December 2016

Theatres Trust, the national advisory public body for theatres, have announced five small theatres in London will benefit from the second round of its London Theatres Small Grants Scheme. The awards have been made to theatres in need of immediate repairs, addressing accessibility issues and improving conditions for staff, performers and audiences. Recipients include Soho Theatre, Theatre Peckham, Tricycle Theatre, Young Actors Theatre and Omnibus.

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New Theatres Adviser Tom Stickland to start 30 January

5th December 2016

From 30 January 2017 we are delighted to welcome Tom Stickland as Theatres Adviser. Tom will be taking over from Rebecca Morland, who will be returning to work as an arts management consultant. Tom will provide advice around the effective operation of theatres, including fundraising and viability. He will also be responsible for the Trust’s several grant-giving programmes, and for the Building Better Theatres Workshop programme.

Tom joins us from leading regional theatre operator HQ Theatres and Hospitality where, as Business Manager, he led on areas of business development and planning. Prior to this he was the national administrator for Arts Council England’s Cultural Olympiad programme and the evaluation of the London 2012 Festival programme, and has been a freelance venue manager, operating venues of all sizes.

The Theatres Adviser can be contacted on advice@theatrestrust.org.uk


The Old Vic to get new rehearsal rooms

1st December 2016

Application: 16/06172/FUL

The Theatres Trust supported the above application for the redevelopment of the OCCC Estate near Waterloo East Station, which will include theatre rehearsal space and offices for The Old Vic.

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


New Kitchen and Rehearsal Studio for the Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park

30th November 2016

Application: 16/10489/FULL

The Theatres Trust supported the above planning application for the development of a new one and two storey building containing a new kitchen, rehearsal space and ancillary facilities at the Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park.

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To view the planning documents online, please click here


Theatres Trust in partnership with the Wolfson Foundation announces Urgent Repairs Scheme

28th November 2016

Theatres Trust has announced an Urgent Repairs Scheme , a new fund set up in partnership with the Wolfson Foundation. Theatres in need of immediate repair and maintenance, and which could otherwise face closure, will be able to apply for grants of up to £15,000. The scheme is open to all theatres operating a year-round programme of live performance. Theatres that are not statutory listed will need to demonstrate the architectural significance of their building. Two funding rounds will take place in 2017, closing on 15 March and on 16 September.

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Prince of Wales Theatre to upgrade ventilation system

23rd November 2016

Application: 16/08241/LBC and 16/08237/FULL

The Theatres Trust supported the above planning and listed building applications for the installation of new ducting and additional ventilation diffusers in the auditorium of the Prince of Wales Theatre.

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To view the planning documents online, please click here


Changes to the new facade for the Bristol Old Vic

23rd November 2016

Application: 16/05945/LA and 16/05944/F

The Theatres Trust supported the above applications for changes to the proposed King Street façade, currently under construction, at the Bristol Old Vic/ Theatre Royal.

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To view the planning documents online, please click here


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.

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To view the planning documents online, please click here


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