The Theatres Trust

Audience gets closer to the action in new London theatre

19th April 2017

The modular auditorium of London’s first large, commercial and custom-built theatre since 1973 will mean the audience gets even closer to the action – read the full story at: iNews

Audience gets closer to the action in new London theatre

Published 19 April 2017


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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Plans unveiled to turn Savoy Cinema into Hackney Arts Centre

18th April 2017

Plans have been announced to transform a “long-forgotten” art deco, Savoy Cinema in London into the new Hackney Arts Centre. If the plans go ahead, the building, which has been locked up for the past 30 years, will be restored to its former glory – read the full story at: The Stage

Plans unveiled to turn Savoy Cinema into Hackney Arts Centre

Published 18 April 2017


Birthday surprise for Spilsby theatre

15th April 2017

An exact age has been revealed for Spilsby Theatre – and in an extraordinary twist of fate the ‘birthday’ was discovered on the building’s 190th birthday and as a result of a birthday party held at the venue the previous evening – read the full story at: Skegness Standard

Birthday surprise for Spilsby theatre

Published 15 April 2017


Open-air ‘coal mine’ theatre in Kent’s Betteshanger Park to open in 2018

13th April 2017

A new 3,000 seat open-air theatre and cinema is being built at a former coal mine, Betteshanger Country Park near Deal. It forms part of a £40 million sustainable parks project that will also include an £8 million visitors centre and two tepee event spaces. – read the full story at: The Stage

Open-air ‘coal mine’ theatre in Kent’s Betteshanger Park to open in 2018

Published 13 April 2017


Big plans for Peterborough’s Broadway Theatre under new owners

13th April 2017

Peterborough’s iconic Broadway Theatre is set to be retained as an entertainment venue with a takeover deal believed to be near completion – read the full story at: Peterborough Telegraph

Big plans for Peterborough’s Broadway Theatre under new owners

Published 13 April 2017


Theatres Trust comment on Alexandra Palace, London

13th April 2017

On 5 April Alexandra Park and Palace Trust revealed Future of Alexandra Palace secured as new cultural destination takes shape, as the main construction phase of its East Wing restoration gets underway.

The Alexandra Palace Theatre, London is on our Theatres at Risk register 2016.

Pleae find our comment below:

“Alexandra Palace Theatre auditorium is one of the oldest surviving in London. The theatre’s intactness, the quality of its internal and external decoration including the sculpture, plasterwork, historical associations, novelty and rarity of once-popular culture, make it very special. After listing the building as one of our key Theatres at Risk for many years, Theatres Trust are delighted to see the progress made by Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust’s in the first steps of the theatre’s refurbishment. The project is a huge undertaking and it is fantastic to see their commitment to bringing this important historic theatre back in public use. We look forward to seeing the completed project.”


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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Scarborough Futurist Theatre campaigners begin legal battle

12th April 2017

Theatres Trust has been mentioned in The Stage.

Theatres Trust’s role in the fight for Scarborough’s Futurist Theatre is mentioned int the article which states that,

“The Theatres Trust has supported the group’s latest efforts, emphasising that a refurbished Futurist could play a significant role in bringing live entertainment and events to the town.”

Scarborough Futurist Theatre campaigners begin legal battle

Published 12 April 2017


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