The Theatres Trust

Refurbishment of the Circle Bar at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

18th July 2016

Application: 16/P/01425

The Theatres Trust supported the above listed building application for internal refurbishments works to the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre’s Circle Bar.

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To view the planning documents online, please click here

Focus: Southwark’s Union, the ‘national theatre of fringe musicals’, prepares to move home

14th July 2016

Read the full story in The Stage
Focus: Southwark’s Union, the ‘national theatre of fringe musicals’, prepares to move home
Published 11 July 2016

Arts Council England investment 2018 - 2022

14th July 2016

Arts Council England, after consulting with the sector about how they should invest in art and culture, have made some changes to their investment approach for 2018-22. Some of these changes include lengthening National Portfolio agreements from 3 to 4 years, introducing three funding bands into the National Portfolio and Changes to our Grants from the Arts and strategic funding.

To find out more download the consultation report and Arts Council England’s response.

ACE Capital Large Grants scheme open for next round

14th July 2016

ACE has today opened the next round of Capital: Large Grants for applications towards buildings and infrastructure. The minimum capital grant available is £500,000. Grants of £5 million or more are likely to be exceptional.

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BIG Lottery Fund's Coastal Communities Fund Re-opens for Applications (Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland)

14th July 2016

At least £90m of new funding will be available across the UK from 2017/18 to 2020/21. In this funding round public, private and voluntary sector organisations in coastal communities can apply for grants of over £50,000 for projects that support economic diversification regeneration of coastal communities.

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Theatres - Treasure Your Treasures
Heritage Open Days
8-11 September

13th July 2016

Heritage Open Days logo 2016

Every September some 40,000 volunteers across England organise 5,000 events to celebrate our fantastic history, architecture and culture. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are FREE to explore.

Heritage Open Days is an inclusive event, encouraging different interpretations of heritage and culture around the country.

If you are a theatre and would like to take part in Heritage Open Days you need to meet the four conditions below:

1. Entrance must be FREE!
2. Offer something special:
3. Provide some form of information
4. Take place within the festival dates

Or for more introductory information download the Heritage Open Days invitation to participate leaflet.

Over 50 theatres are already taking part – you can Register your event up to 1 August 2016.

Find out more from Heritage Open Days

Croydon’s Fairfield Halls closes its doors for two-year refurbishment

12th July 2016

The Theatres Trust has been mentioned in an artivcle in The Stage
Croydon’s Fairfield Halls closes its doors for two-year refurbishment
Published 12 July 2016

New cinema complex proposed next to Scarborough's Open Air Theatre

11th July 2016

Application: 16/00922/RM

The Theatres Trust was consulted on the above outline planning application for the demolition of existing structures on part of the former Atlantis Waterpark site in Scarborough and the erection of a mixed use development comprising a multiplex cinema and residential units. The site is adjacent to the Scarborough Open Air Theatre. The Theatres Trust does not object to this application.

Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning documents online, please click here

Hackney Wick's Yard Theatre Redevelopment

11th July 2016

Application: 16/00271/OUT

The Theatres Trust commented on the above outline planning application for redevelopment of the area known as Queen’s Yard in Hackney Wick and includes provision of a replacement theatre space for The Yard Theatre.

Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning documents online, please click here

Theatres Trust at PLASA London 2016
18 - 20 September 2016
London Olympia

6th July 2016

PLASA Show London 2016

Meet us at PLASA Show where we can help you with advice on planning and development, and expain more about our resources to make theatres sustainable, and the financial assistance we can offer through grants.

Visit us on Stand W14 to discover more about the challenges facing theatres on our 2016 Theatre Buildings at Risk Register, published on 12 September, continue our Conference 16: Protecting Theatres discussions, and pick up a copy of our Autumn Theatres Magazine.

We’ll also be presenting Theatres Trust Green Room: How Can We Help You? on Tuesday 20 September at 2.15pm.

As a supporter of the Theatres Trust we’d love to chat with you about making sure your theatre is the best it can be.

Register to attend free

We look forward to seeing you there!

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