The Theatres Trust

Petition launched to 'save' Guildford's Electric Theatre

19th November 2015

Read the story at Get Surrey
Petition launched to ‘save’ Electric Theatre
Published 19 November 2015


Mhora Samuel: Nick Starr is wrong about the West End

19th November 2015

Mhora Samuel, Director of The Theatres Trust, has written an opinion article for The Stage, with the reasons why she disagrees with Nick Star’s opinion regarding the West End.

“I applaud what Starr and Nicholas Hytner hope to achieve with the new theatre [on Potters Fields]. That they have plans for many more theatres can only help to add to the capital city’s diverse theatre offer. But I do take issue with his conclusions about the state of theatres in the West End.

At The Theatres Trust’s annual conference earlier this year, it was concluded that theatres are valued because they help make places – they give them life, identity, soul. None more so than those in the West End of London – which also generates more than £2 billion for the British economy and is a magnet for tourists, domestic visitors and theatregoers of all backgrounds and tastes. The Victorian and Edwardian theatres that are home to award-winning contemporary plays, long-running musicals and the best of British talent are some of the best-equipped in the country. These historic proscenium arch theatres are to be found not only in the West End but across the breadth of the country and continue to provide the backbone of our touring circuit.”

For the full article please see The Stage.
Published 19 November 2015


Lyn Gardner: The BBC has made a crisis out of regional theatre

19th November 2015

Read the story at The Guardian
The BBC has made a crisis out of regional theatre
Published 19 November 2015


ACM owner wants Guildford's Electric Theatre to 'remain part of the community'

19th November 2015

Read the story at Eagle Radio
ACM owner wants Guildford’s Electric Theatre to ‘remain part of the community’
Published 19 November 2015


First look: The Lowry's new £3m Pier 8 bar and restaurant in Salford Quays

19th November 2015

Read the story at Manchester Evening News
First look: The Lowry’s new £3m Pier 8 bar and restaurant
Published 19 November 2015


Friends bid to save Burnley's Empire Theatre – but it will cost millions

18th November 2015

The Theatres Trust has been mentioned in Burnley Express.

Heritage enthusiasts have banded together in a bid to breathe new life into a neglected historic Burnley theatre.

The Grade II listed building was converted into a cinema in 1938 and a bingo hall in 1982 but closed in 1995.

It has since fallen into a dilapidated state inside and outside, and has been on the Theatre Buildings at Risk register for some years.

After much local pressure to reopen the theatre, Burnley Light Opera Society and The Theatres Trust contributed to the cost of a feasibility study

However, the theatre remained empty and unused, and continues to deteriorate.

Friends bid to save theatre – but it will cost millions
Published 18 November 2015


Small London Business Award for Independent Cultural Venue of the Year

18th November 2015

Dot London, the capital’s unique domain name, has launched the inaugural Dot London Small Business Awards to acknowledge all the small businesses that make London great.

Three of the six nominees for Independent Cultural Venue of the Year 2015 are small fringe venues, including the Cockpit, Artsdepot and Matthews Yard Croydon.

For more information and to vote see Dot London Small Business Awards


New town centre car park opens, opposite Aylesbury's Waterside Theatre

18th November 2015

Read the story at Bucks Herald
New town centre car park opens
Published 18 November 2015


White Paper discussion turns to engagement

18th November 2015

Read the story at ArtsProfessional
White Paper discussion turns to engagement
Published 18 November 2015


Croydon's Matthews Yard shortlisted for London business award for cultural impact

18th November 2015

Read the story at Croydon Advertiser
Croydon community space shortlisted for London business award for cultural impact
Published 18 November 2015


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