The Theatres Trust

Theatres Trust announce the appointment of six new Trustees to the Board

24th April 2017

Theatres Trust, the national advisory public body for theatres, is pleased to announce that the Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport has appointed six new Trustees to the Theatres Trust Board.

New Trustees include: Pam Bone, Paul Cartwright, David Ian, Gary Kemp, Richard Johnston and Simon Ricketts.

Tim Eyles, Chair of Theatres Trust says: “Our new Trustees are as passionate as we are about great live theatre and with a diverse range of backgrounds including theatre ownership, theatre production, the performing arts, planning law, private equity and arts fundraising, they are ideally placed as advocates for the Trust. I look forward to working with them alongside the rest of our Board to strengthen the voice of the Trust in helping Britain’s theatres prosper for the future.”

All Trustees will be on the board of Theatres Trust for a term of 3 years from 1 July 2017.

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New 550 seat theatre proposed as part of Oldham's Cultural Quarter

21st April 2017

Application: PA/339957/17 and LB/339956/17

The Theatres Trust supported the above planning and listed building applications for the construction of a new replacement theatre building (sui generis) with ancillary bar and office uses, and public realm works adjacent to the Grade II Listed former Oldham Library Building.

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To view the planning documents online, please click here and enter the application number


Extensions proposed for Woolwich's Granada

21st April 2017

Application: 16/1625/L and 16/1624/F

The Trust objected to the above planning and listed building applications for extensions to Woolwich’s former Granada Theatre, and conversion of the fly tower to office and support spaces.

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To view the planning documents online, please click here


Redevelopment of Warwick Arts Centre

20th April 2017

Application: FUL/2017/0530

The Theatres Trust supported the above planning application for the partial redevelopment of the Warwick Arts Centre, including the reconstruction of the Mead Gallery, cinema, bookshop and atrium, creation of a new entrance, and refurbishment of the theatre and studio to ensure it is fit for purpose into the future.

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To view the planning documents online, please click here


The Globe in Stockton-on-Tees to be restored

20th April 2017

Application: 17/0755/LBC and 17/0754/COU

The Theatres Trust supported the above planning and listed building applications for the restoration and refurbishment of the Grade II listed The Globe in Stockton-on-Tees for use as a multi-purpose live entertainment venue.

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To view the planning documents online, please click here


We're pleased to welcome new Corporate Supporter Allies & Morrison

18th April 2017

We’re pleased to welcome Allies & Morrison as a new Corporate Supporter.

By becoming a Corporate Supporter they have demonstrated their commitment to promoting and protecting theatres for generations to come.

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Spring TM for Friends and Corporate Supporters out now

18th April 2017

The Spring 2017 edition of TM has been published and is on its way to our Friends and Corporate Supporters. Here’s a sneak peek.

Spring TM 2017 front cover artwork

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Theatres Trust submission to Government Green Paper on Building our Industrial Strategy

12th April 2017

Building our Industrial Strategy

The Theatres Trust welcomes the recognition in the Green Paper of the strength of the Creative Industries as a key sector within the UK’s industrial landscape and the proposal to explore a sector deal. We also welcome the recognition of the role of cultural infrastructure and activity as part of place making, helping to stimulate and balance economic growth across the country. Cultural infrastructure is an important part of place making and cultural elements often lie at the heart of regeneration projects, as well as contributing to the health and wellbeing of the working population. It is therefore critical that a holistic approach is adopted with the implementation of the Housing Infrastructure Fund and the development of infrastructure projects to support industrial growth.

This Industrial Strategy and the review of the Creative Industries should consider the cultural infrastructure available, including what buildings and spaces are needed for the performing arts and creative industries now and in the future; what do we need to sustain and grow our world class reputation for theatre; how do we ensure audiences across the nations will continue to have access to live theatre and culture; and what investment is need to ensure theatres, performance spaces and cultural facilities are fit for purpose?

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Festival signage at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

11th April 2017

Application: 17/AP/0873

The Theatres Trust supported the above application for the installation of temporary signage at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre relating to the Summer of Love festival.

To view the planning documents online, please click here


Replacement signage at Theatre Royal Drury Lane

11th April 2017

Application: 17/02884/LBC and 17/02849/ADV

The Theatres Trust supported the above applications for replacement signage to promote the current production at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

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To view the planning documents online, please click here


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