The Theatres Trust

Maidstone school takes delivery of an entire 240-seat auditorium after it was destined for a skip at leading London venue

7th March 2017

Valley Park School in Maidstone is the new home for Tim Foster’s original 240-seat auditorium from The Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn – read the full story with Kent News

Published 04 March 2017


Expression of interest for cultural venue in Crystal Palace Park

7th March 2017

The London Borough of Bromley is putting out a Call for Expressions of Interest (EoI) for organisations to potentially create a new cultural venue in Crystal Palace Park, on a site which includes the Grade II listed Victorian subway.

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Work completes on Sunderland Empire Project

7th March 2017

Work has completed on a £500,000 improvement programme at the Sunderland Empire – read the full story with Insider Media

Published 1 March 2017


South Bank prepares to host Summertime 2017 Festival

6th March 2017

Application: 17/00910/FUL, 17/00911/ADV & 17/00912/LB

The Theatres Trust supported the above applications for the temporary installation of signage, sculptures and structures, and the temporary use of South Bank adjacent to the Royal Festival Hall for the Summertime 2017 Festival.

Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning documents online, please click here


Hackney Wick Central redevelopment includes space for new The Yard Theatre

3rd March 2017

Application: 16/00166/OUT Amended Plans

The Theatres Trust commented on the above outline planning application for redevelopment of the area known as Hackney Wick Central and includes provision of a replacement theatre for The Yard.

Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning documents online, please click here


Bournemouth's Shelley Theatre starts their Spend a Penny works

2nd March 2017

On 9 January 2017 the Shelley Theatre in Bournemouth was awarded funding via our Spend a Penny campaign. The Grade II listed theatre currently only has ground floor unisex toilets and with the help of Theatres Protection Fund can add six ladies’ loos.

They are currently on site, completing the works.

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Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport reappoints Theatres Trust Trustees

1st March 2017

Ruth Eastwood, Dara Ó Briain, Peter Roberts, Ann Skippers and Anna Stapleton have been reappointed as Trustees at the Theatres Trust for a period of three years.

Find out more from the Department for Culture, Media & Sport


Croydon Fairfield Halls £30m revamp approved despite objections

28th February 2017

Theatres Trust has been mentioned in The Stage.

Theatres Trust has been quoted regarding the controversial plans to redevelop Fairfield Halls:
“Campaigners including London Symphony Orchestra conductor Simon Rattle and the Theatres Trust, also previously criticised the closure of Fairfield Halls for two years while work takes place, and lobbied for a phased closure which would have allowed one of the complex’s buildings to stay open at any time.”

Croydon Fairfield Halls £30m revamp approved despite objections
Published 28 February 2017


Work begins to bring Dudley Hippodrome to life

27th February 2017

The Black Country Hippodrome group begins a clean-up operation after the keys to the theatre were passed over to members by Dudley Council – read the full story with Express & Star

Work begins to bring Dudley Hippodrome to life

Published 27 February 2017


Demolition of Futurist set to clear listing bid

24th February 2017

Theatres Trust has been mentioned in Scarborough News.

Theatres Trust’s involvement in the continuing campaign to halt the demolition of Scarborough’s Futurist was mentioned:
“Theatres Trust, which was backing the listing attempt from campaigners has indicated it would appeal any decision from the Government to grant the immunity from listing application.”

Demolition of Futurist set to clear listing bid
Published 24 February 2017


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