The Theatres Trust

Heritage Lottery Fund grant for Normansfield Theatre

3rd July 2015

The Down’s Syndrome Association (DSA) has received £85,100 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for its exciting project: ‘Normansfield – Protecting a Theatrical Past’. The HLF’s grant means that vital building works can begin to protect the rare, Victorian Grade II* listed theatre and its remarkable collection of original, hand painted scenery. The scenery, which has no equal anywhere else in Britain, is extraordinarily complete with more than 80 flats, 18 borders, 5 painted cloths and many individual pieces. The funding will also allow the creation of a fully catalogued, digital archive of the Victorian scenery to create a ‘virtual theatre’ which will be available at the centre and on-line. The ‘virtual theatre’ will enable a schools and further education programme to explore this important collection. It will also be accessible to members of the public to learn more about the fascinating life of this beautiful theatre.
Heritage Lottery Fund grant for Normansfield Theatre
Published 3 July 2015


Futurist campaigners give backing to new Liverpool Lime Street plans

3rd July 2015

Read more in Liverpool Echo
Futurist campaigners give backing to new Liverpool Lime Street plans
Published 29 June 2015


Entertainment lawyer Laurence Harbottle dies aged 91

2nd July 2015

Read the story at The Stage
Entertainment lawyer Laurence Harbottle dies aged 91
Published 12 May 2015


Bridport: Let there be light at the Lyric

2nd July 2015

Read the story at View From Online
BRIDPORT: Let there be light at the Lyric
Published 2 July 2015


New Secombe and Charles Cryer theatres owners trusted to take full control

2nd July 2015

Read the story at Your Local Guardian
New theatre owners trusted to take full control
Published 2 July 2015


Stafford Gatehouse fined £20k for backstage injury

1st July 2015

Read the story at The Stage
Stafford Gatehouse fined £20k for backstage injury
Published 1 July 2015


'New dawn' for Prestatyn's Scala Cinema and Arts Centre

1st July 2015

Read the story at Daily Post
WATCH: ‘New dawn’ for Prestatyn’s Scala Cinema and Arts Centre
Published 1 July 2015


British Theatre Repertoire 2013: Full Report

1st July 2015

The British Theatre Consortium, UK Theatre and the Society of London Theatres have released the British Theatre Repertoire report.
The report results from analysis by the British Theatre Consortium, UK Theatre and the Society of London Theatres of the programmes of 273 auditoria, across the subsidized and commercial sectors, in 2013.
For the full press release see UK Theatre
Published 19 May 2015


Arts Minister Caral Ni Chuilin pledges to unravel cracks at MAC arts building in Belfast

1st July 2015

Read the story at Belfast Telegraph
Arts Minister Caral Ni Chuilin pledges to unravel cracks at MAC arts building in Belfast
Published 1 July 2015


British Theatre Guide Report on Conference 15: Valuing Theatres

30th June 2015

The British Theatre Guide has published its report on proceedings of The Theatres Trust Conference 15: Valuing Theatres.


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