The Theatres Trust

Spend a penny scheme to improve the provision of Ladies’ loos in theatres

15th August 2016

Theatres Trust is pleased to announce a new scheme to enhance the theatregoing experience of female audience members by improving their restroom facilities. The scheme’s benefactors, Susan and Simon Ruddick hope that this initiative will bring direct relief to a few, while at the same time (indirectly) raising the profile of an issue that is of recurring concern to many.

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Box Office refurbishment at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

11th August 2016

Application: 16/P/01618

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

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To view the planning documents online, please click here


Trafalgar Studios to change operator

11th August 2016

Application: 16/06889/LBC

The Theatres Trust supported the above application for a variation to permission 18/08334/LBC seeking to remove condition 1 to allow Trafalgar Studios to be operated by a different operator.

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To view the planning documents online, please click here


Edinburgh's New Victoria Theatre to be restored

11th August 2016

Applications: 16/03430/FULL and 16/0328/LBC

The Theatres Trust supported the above planning and listed building applications for the restoration and reuse of the former New Victoria Theatre/ Odeon on Clerk Street.

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


Half Moon Theatre’s new Stages of Half Moon heritage website

11th August 2016

Read the full story at London Theatre 1
Half Moon Theatre’s new Stages of Half Moon heritage website
Published 11 August 2016


The Culture Secretary Karen Bradley sets out her plans to increase access to arts and culture

9th August 2016

Read the full transcipt with Gov UK
The Culture Secretary Karen Bradley sets out her plans to increase access to arts and culture.
Published 9 August 2016


Nottingham's Theatre Royal to be closed for two months during £3.2m renovation

9th August 2016

Read more at the Nottingham Post
Nottingham’s Theatre Royal to be closed for two months during £3.2m renovation
Published 9 August 2016


Finborough Theatre's future secured after plan to build flats above the venue is rejected

9th August 2016

Read more in the Evening Standard
Finborough Theatre’s future secured after plan to build flats above the venue is rejected
Published 9 August 2016


Statement: Theatres Trust and ABTT reminder about suspended fibrous plaster ceilings in theatres

8th August 2016

The 1 September marks the deadline by which theatre owners should have had their suspended plaster ceilings inspected by a specialist to ensure that they are safe. The new guidance follows the collapse of the Apollo Theatre ceiling in 2013. Details of survey requirements can be found on the ABTT website: www.abtt.org.uk/abtt-publish-new-guidance-for-the-inspection-of-suspended-fibrous-plaster-ceilings/.

Mr Melvin Sandell, HM Inspector of Health and Safety, Entertainments, made the following statement to theatre owners:

I will be writing to all local authorities shortly after 1 September to explain that theatres with suspended plaster ceilings should be able to provide evidence that their ceiling has been completely inspected by a competent person and explain how that competence was determined. If by the 1st September you will not yet be able to do this I recommend you contact your local authority as soon as possible to explain what you are doing to ensure the safety of your ceiling and agree the date by which you will have completed an appropriate inspection.

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

8th August 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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