The Theatres Trust

Guildford Shakespeare Company says it was given little notice about Electric Theatre

9th December 2015

Read the story at Eagle Radio
Little notice was given that Guildford’s Electric Theatre was up for grabs
Published 9 December 2015


Shakespeare theatre development for Prescot debated by MPs

9th December 2015

Read the story at The Challenge
Shakespeare theatre development for Prescot debated by MPs
Published 9 December 2015


New Thameside Theatre complex unlikely to remain in Orsett Road, but will stay in Grays

9th December 2015

Read the story at Clacton and Frinton Gazette
New Thameside Theatre complex unlikely to remain in Orsett Road… but will stay in Grays
Published 9 December 2015


Why necessity is the mother of inventive theatre

9th December 2015

Mhora Samuel, Director of The Theatres Trust has been mentioned in Theatre Blog – The Guardian.

A lack of resources can spur theatre companies on to greater creativity and engagement with different audiences.

If theatre-makers are locked out of working in particular buildings, however hard they knock on the door, it can make them look for other places with interesting results. Mhora Samuel’s recent riposte to Nick Starr’s assertion that the West End has too few spaces suited to the needs of contemporary 21st century theatre pointed to the range of different kinds of spaces available for different kinds of shows. But one of the difficulties of staging work in the West End, or touring throughout the UK, is that many of the available buildings require work of a particular scale and therefore a particular kind too – so those spaces are defining and shaping the work that is made.

Why necessity is the mother of inventive theatre
Published 9 December 2015


Friends of Dudley Hippodrome pledge not to give up fight to save venue from bulldozers

9th December 2015

Read the story at Express & Star.
Friends of Dudley Hippodrome pledge not to give up fight to save landmark from bulldozers
Published 9 December 2015


Theatres Trust calls for culture to be embedded in the Scottish Planning system

8th December 2015

Review of the Scottish Planning System

The Theatres Trust encourages the Scottish Government to use the review of the planning system as an opportunity to emphasis the role of culture as one of the four pillars of sustainable development, and the importance of culture to creating sustainable communities. It should be at the heart of place making and planning decisions.

The call for evidence is the first stage of gathering ideas for how to shape a new planning system, and the recommendations and further consultations will occur in 2016/17.

Read the Trust’s response


Gigs scrapped after Shepherd's Bush Empire in London confirms closure

8th December 2015

Read the story at Get West London
Gigs scrapped after Shepherd’s Bush Empire confirms closure for essential repair work
Published 8 December 2015


Historic pub The Booth Hall in East Street, Hereford will host circus acts

8th December 2015

Read the story at Redditch Advertiser
Historic pub will host circus acts
Published 8 December 2015


Assemble to help reshape the future of Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff

8th December 2015

Read the story at Wales Online
Turner Prize winners Assemble to help reshape the future of Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff
Published 8 December 2015


Knowsley MP reveals £19m funding plan for Shakespeare theatre and college in Prescot

8th December 2015

Read the story at Liverpool Echo
Knowsley MP reveals £19m funding plan for Shakespeare theatre and college in Prescot
Published 8 December 2015


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