The Theatres Trust

£200k grant accelerates Theatre Royal Wakefield creative hub plans

20th February 2017

Theatres Trust and the Spend a Penny Scheme have been mentioned in The Stage.

Theatres Trust and Spend a Penny were mentioned regarding the plans for a new creative hub at the Theatre Royal Wakefield, which the council granted the project a £200,000 funding boost. This means that “work can now get underway on the theatre’s Centre for Creativity, which will feature a studio theatre, a cafe and bar and better toilets … funded by the Theatres Trust’s Spend a Penny scheme.

£200k grant accelerates Theatre Royal Wakefield creative hub plans
Published 20 February 2017


Repertory theatre returns to Manchester for the first time in 50 years

20th February 2017

Theatre company Northern Rep, which launched late last year, is creating a theatre in former railway goods building the Great Northern Warehouse, creating two permanent spaces in the warehouse – read the full story in The Stage

Repertory theatre returns to Manchester for the first time in 50 years

Published 20 February 2017


Plans for Fairfield and College Green go to committee

20th February 2017

Theatres Trust has been mentioned in Housing Management and Maintenance.

Theatres Trust’s role in the development of plans for Fairfield Halls as part of Croydon’s new cultural quarter is mentioned int the article which states that,
“The proposals have also benefited from input from the Theatres Trust, whom Croydon Council invited to carry out a Peer Advisory Review and provide comments on the design of the Fairfield Halls component. Following the review, a number of changes were made to the scope of the project, including changing the seating capacity in the Ashcroft Theatre and altering the get-in plans to the rear of the building.

Plans for Fairfield and College Green go to committee
Published 20 February 2017


£6m for new Sunderland venue

17th February 2017

Arts Council England has awarded £6m through the National Lottery towards the creation of a new £8.2m 450-seater venue in Sunderland. It will be part of Sunderland Music, Arts and Culture (MAC) Trust’s Music, Arts and Culture Quarter, based at the old Fire Station – read the full story in British Theatres Guide

£6m for new Sunderland venue

Published 16 February 2017


Underbelly granted permission to build Marble Arch theatre

16th February 2017

Underbelly’s new temporary theatre is to be built next to Marble Arch. Westminster Council has given planning approval for a 650-seat Spiegeltent, which will be in use for nine months from April – read the full story in The Stage

Underbelly granted permission to build Marble Arch theatre

Published 16 February 2017


Scarborough’s Futurist loses battle for listing to prevent demolition

16th February 2017

Theatres Trust has been mentioned in The Stage.

Theatres Trust was quoted regarding appealing the demolition of Scaborough’s Futurist Theatre: “Local support for the building has grown strong over the last few months and campaigners are continuing to battle to save the Futurist. We support the Save the Futurist campaign group and other stakeholders who would like to see the Futurist Theatre restored for cultural use.

“[The Futurist] could provide a large-scale theatre for the presentation of musicals, comedy, music and drama in Yorkshire, thanks to its capacity and flytower, and would be an immense cultural and economic benefit to the people of Scarborough.”

Scarborough’s Futurist loses battle for listing to prevent demolition
Published 16 February 2017


‘Don’t let Odeon flat plans be another Imax’: objectors condemn former cinema scheme

15th February 2017

Theatres Trust has been mentioned in Bournemouth Echo.

The Trust was mentioned amongst those in opposition to proposed flats built on the site of the old Odeon Cinema, formerly the Regent Theatre.

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‘Don’t let Odeon flat plans be another Imax’: objectors condemn former cinema scheme
Published 15 February 2017


North Devon Council remains 'committed to theatre provision'

14th February 2017

NORTH Devon Council stated they are committed to theatre provision in North Devon in the face of the sudden closure of two of its theatres. Whilst the administration process is ongoing, they are looking at what options might be available in the future, once the administration process is complete – read the full story with The Holsworthy Post

North Devon Council remains ‘committed to theatre provision’

Published 01 February 2017


Grants boost for Ledbury's busy theatre

11th February 2017

Theatres Trust, and the UK Small Grants Scheme have been mentioned in Worcester News.

The Trust was quoted saying “The Market Theatre, Ledbury receives a grant of £5,000 towards a new, purpose-built, multi-purpose studio, which will be used for rehearsal space and as an additional dressing room space – where currently it has neither.”

Grants boost for Ledbury’s busy theatre
Published 11 February 2017


Theatres Trust statement on Scarborough Futurist

10th February 2017

On 9 January Scarborough Council voted to approve the allocation of £4m Council money for the demolition of the Futurist Theatre. The motion, including the demolition of the adjoining buildings, the theatre and the subsequent necessary stabilisation of the cliff face beyond, was carried by 22 votes to 21, with 1 abstention. The final design for demolition and a new cliff face retention scheme will be brought to planning in early summer. There are no plans yet for a replacement development although theme park Flamingo Land previously expressed an interest.

In the meantime, Historic England has provided notification of its intention to grant a Certificate of Immunity from Listing for the building. The 28-day appeal period ends on 27 February. We are considering appealing this decision.

Local support for the building has grown strong over the last few months and campaigners are continuing to battle to save the Futurist: savethefuturist.co.uk.

We support the Save the Futurist campaign group and other stakeholders who would like to see the Futurist Theatre restored for cultural use. It could provide a large scale theatre for the presentation of musicals, comedy, music and drama in Yorkshire, thanks to its capacity and flytower, and would be an immense cultural and economic benefit to the people of Scarborough – at a time when theatre is seen as vitally important in enhancing the social fabric of the communities we now live in.

Scarborough Futurist is on our Theatre Building at Risk Register 2016.


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