The Theatres Trust

Blackpool's North Pier Theatre and Pavilion Theatre: Resort theatres ‘at risk’

18th September 2015

Claire Appleby, Architecture Adviser from The Theatres Trust has been quoted in Blackpool Gazette.

North Pier Theatre and the Pavilion Theatre, in the Winter Gardens, were first listed on The Theatres Trust list of venues at risk of demolition, redevelopment or closure last year.

Claire Appleby, Architecture Adviser for The Theatres Trust, said the body was in regular contact with local heritage chiefs, and being on the list can actually help venues.
“Being on the list does get publicity, and helps with funding applications,” she said. “Even when a place might be almost there with plans and funding for a safe future, it can help get that over the final hurdle.”

Resort theatres ‘at risk’
Published 18 September 2015


Theatre, cinema, cafe and restaurant plans unveiled for Pontyprid Town Hall

18th September 2015

Read the story at Wales Online
A Ponty Covent Garden? Theatre, cinema, cafe and restaurant plans unveiled for town hall
Published 18 September 2015


Historic Cwmaman Institute 'to close' on October 12 after more than 150 years

18th September 2015

Read the story at Wales Online
Historic Cwmaman ‘Stute ‘to close’ on October 12 after more than 150 years
Published 18 September 2015


Fears Southborough playing field plan will scupper Royal Victoria Hall redevelopment

18th September 2015

Read the story at Kent and Sussex Courier Online.
Fears Southborough playing field plan will scupper Royal Victoria Hall redevelopment
Published 18 September 2015


Theatres at Risk list 2015

18th September 2015

The Theatres Trust has been mentioned in British Theatre Guide.

There are at least 2,000 extant theatre buildings in the UK, though not all are currently in theatre use and some of them are in serious danger of being lost.

The Theatres Trust maintains an annually updated list of theatres in danger. It has just announced the latest version at a presentation held at Wilton’s Music Hall in London’s East End, itself once on the list and now newly reopened after a spectacular restoration.

Theatres at Risk list 2015
Published 18 September 2015


Rallying cry to local firms to help out with Perth Theatre work

18th September 2015

Read the story at The Courier
Rallying cry to local firms to help out with Perth Theatre work
Published 18 September 2015


Thirty-one British theatres at risk of destruction, Theatres Trust reports

18th September 2015

Mhora Samuel, Director of The Theatres Trust has been quoted in The Guardian

The Theatres Trust has announced that 31 theatres across England and Wales, many already closed and decaying, are at risk of being lost forever.

Mhora Samuel, director of the trust, said the dying theatres represented an untapped opportunity to revive not just the buildings but the areas they stood in: “Financial investment in theatres at risk by the Heritage Lottery Fund and other sources of regeneration funding has shown that the theatres such as Wilton’s Music Hall and Alexandra Palace can come back to life.”

Thirty-one British theatres at risk of destruction, Theatres Trust reports
Published 18 September 2015


Future looks bright for Bradford's former Odeon, according to new report

18th September 2015

Claire Appleby, Architecture Adviser from The Theatres Trust has been quoted in Telegraph & Argus

The future is looking bright for Bradford’s former Odeon building, according to a national body which champions theatres.
The Theatres Trust has used it as an example for others to follow of a cultural asset saved from oblivion.
Yesterday, the trust unveiled its 2015 register of theatres deemed to be ‘at risk’, with the Odeon among 31 buildings listed across the country.

Claire Appleby, Architecture Adviser for the trust, said: “It’s a good news story. It wasn’t that long ago that the Bradford Odeon was down to be demolished. It has been pulled from the brink of demolition.”
She said there was “still a long way to go” for a refurbishment scheme, which was why the Odeon remained on the risk register.

Future looks bright for Bradford’s former Odeon, according to new report
Published 18 September 2015


Northern venues at risk of closure, warns The Theatres Trust

17th September 2015

Mhora Samuel, Director of The Theatres Trust has been quoted in The Stage.

The Theatres Trust has warned that the number of northern venues included in its latest Theatres at Risk Register betrays a lack of investment in buildings in the region.

Launching the register, Director of The Theatres Trust Mhora Samuel said: “Financial investment in theatres at risk, by the Heritage Lottery Fund and other sources of regeneration funding, has shown that theatres such as Wilton’s Music Hall and Alexandra Palace can come back to life. Imagine how areas around the Winter Gardens in Morecambe, Dudley Hippodrome, Swansea Palace, Brighton Hippodrome and other theatres on our Theatre Buildings at Risk Register 2015 could be reanimated if those theatres were to be fully reopened.
“While these buildings sit empty and underused all they represent is an untapped opportunity.”

Northern venues at risk of closure, warns Theatres Trust
Published 17 September 2015


£800k Wolverhampton Grand Theatre revamp gets go-ahead

17th September 2015

Read the story at Express & Star
£800k Wolverhampton Grand Theatre revamp gets go-ahead
Published 17 September 2015


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