The Theatres Trust

Mark Shenton’s week: Theatre buildings are changing shape, but that’s no bad thing

27th June 2016

Theatres Trust and it’s annual conference, were discussed by Mark Shenton’s week in review article for The Stage.

For the full article please see Mark Shenton’s week: Theatre buildings are changing shape, but that’s no bad thing.

Published 27 June 2016


Theatres Trust announcement

14th June 2016

The Theatres Trust announces that Mhora Samuel is stepping down from the Trust as its Director after 10 years in the role.

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Mhora Samuel to leave Theatres Trust after 10 years

14th June 2016

Mhora Samuel, Director of Theatres Trust, has announced she will be stepping down from the position this month in The Stage.

“I have enjoyed my 10 years at the Theatres Trust immensely and am so proud to have had the opportunity to work alongside and support really talented and committed people who have brought new life to the theatres in their care.”

“Leading the trust’s campaign to include cultural wellbeing in planning policy in 2012 will be one of the most memorable highlights of my working career. I leave the organisation in its 40th anniversary year in strong shape and with a fantastic staff team and trustees to take the trust forward.”

Tim Eyles, Chair of Theatres Trust was alkso quoted, “I’d like to thank Mhora very much indeed for all her hard work at the trust and on behalf of all the trustees wish Mhora every success in the next phase of her career.”

For the full article please see The Stage.

Published 14 June 2016


Charity nights to help save historic Empire Theatre

9th June 2016

Read more at Burnley Express

Charity nights to help save historic Empire Theatre

If you are keen to help out with this project please contact The Burnley Empire Theatre Trust via facebook, twitter or by email at saveme@burnleyempiretheatretrust.co.uk.

Published 9 June 2016


Theatres Trust archive gets Lottery boost

8th June 2016

Tim Eyles, Chair of Theatres Trust has been quoted in The Stage.

Theatres Trust archive gets Lottery boost

Theatres Trust Chair Tim Eyles was quoted, saying “With our renewed strategy for protecting theatres in our 40th anniversary year, we’re delighted that our HLF Sharing Heritage grant award will help more people discover our country’s fantastically rich built theatrical heritage.

The project also offers an excellent paid opportunity for those seeking a career in archive and heritage work to gain valuable skills and contribute to the development of the Theatres Trust archive.”

Theatres Trust archive gets Lottery boost

Published 28 April 2016


Reminder about fibrous plaster ceilings inspections

8th June 2016

The maintenance and inspection of fibrous plaster ceilings has been a hot topic since the collapse of the Apollo Theatre ceiling in 2013.

We are now working with Historic England on a major programme of research on suspended fibrous plaster ceilings in historic buildings throughout the country. The work will result in a publication with comprehensive advice on the survey, care and repair (including protection during major infrastructure works) for these ceilings, and will serve as a complementary publication to Historic England’s Mortars, Plasters & Renders (2012) in the Practical Building Conservation series. The work is programmed to take place over the next 2 years and will include historic analysis, site survey, and materials testing.

The Trust was involved in drawing up new guidelines for ceiling inspections – ABTT guidance note 20 issued May 2015 – and has subsequently been working with the FIS and ABTT in putting together standardised forms for ceiling inspection works.

A reminder for all theatre owners, the date set by the HSE for completing fibrous plaster ceiling inspections is 1 September 2016.


Lifeline for Dudley Hippodrome

7th June 2016

The Theatres Trust is delighted by the news that Dudley Hippodrome, a building on our Theatre Buildings at Risk Register, has been given a lifeline, averting the recent threat of demolition.

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A new life for historic theatres

7th June 2016

Theatres Trust has been mentioned in Arts Professional

A new life for historic theatres

Rebecca Morland, Theatres Adviser at the Theatres Trust shares step-by-step advice for groups looking to save historic theatre buildings from decay, demolition or closure.

Published 24 May 2016


Sharing Heritage: Theatres Trust receives £5,200 Heritage Lottery Fund grant to open up its architectural archive

6th June 2016

The Theatres Trust has received a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Sharing Heritage grant for its Open up! Cataloguing our Regional Theatres Architectural Archive project, it was announced today.

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Thanet District Council is looking for operators for the Theatre Royal Margate

2nd June 2016

Thanet District Council is seeking an operator with far-reaching ambition and the ability to invest in the future of the Theatre Royal. Thanet District Council is offering a long lease or freehold interest in the theatre, and adjacent buildings at 16a and 19 Hawley Square, to an organisation which is committed to protecting their intrinsic historical and cultural significance and ensuring the continued operation of the theatre.

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Thanet District Council is looking for new operators for the Theatre Royal Margate


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