The Theatres Trust

Adventure, Extremism and love – Paradise of Assassins to open Tara Arts’ Earlsfield theatre after £2.7m refurbishment

17th August 2016

Read more in the Guardian
Adventure, Extremism and love – Paradise of Assassins to open Tara Arts’ Earlsfield theatre after £2.7m refurbishment
Published 17 August 2016


Spend a Penny scheme to flush £125k into ladies’ theatre toilet improvements

16th August 2016

Theatres Trust’s Spend a Penny scheme has been mentioned in The Stage.

Theatres Trust’s new scheme was announced by The Stage saying, “A new £125,000 scheme to improve women’s toilets in theatres across the UK has been launched.”

“The Spend a Penny scheme, run by the Theatres Trust, will offer a total of £125,000 to up to 10 theatres to improve their toilet provision for women, however applications to improve unisex or gender-neutral facilities will also be received.”

Spend a Penny scheme to flush £125k into ladies’ theatre toilet improvements
Published 16 August 2016


Spend a Penny scheme launched to improve women's toilets in theatres

16th August 2016

Theatres Trust’s Spend a Penny scheme has been mentioned in BBC News.

Theatres Trust’s new scheme was quoted by the BBC as saying in reference to the British guidlines specifying 8 ladies’ toilets per 500 seat venue, “Even though this seems inadequate for audiences whose time for use is strictly limited, there are many theatres which do not even meet this standard,”
“The anxiety caused by long queues, with unappealing conditions often awaiting even the lucky few, meaningfully diminishes the joy of theatre for about half the audience.”

Spend a Penny scheme launched to improve women’s toilets in theatres
Published 16 August 2016


Scheme set up to improve ladies' loos in theatres

16th August 2016

Theatres Trust’s Spend a Penny scheme has been mentioned in What’s On Stage.

Theatres Trust’s new scheme was announced by What’s On Stage saying, “A scheme has been set up to provide funding to improve the state of ladies’ toilets in theatres across the UK.”
“Theatres Trust have announced the initiative, which is backed by Susan and Simon Ruddick, chairman of investment consultants Albourne Partners, who have given the trust £125,000.”

Scheme set up to improve ladies’ loos in theatres
Published 16 August 2016


Queue for the ladies' could be a thing of the past as £125,000 campaign launched in theatres

16th August 2016

Theatres Trust’s Interim Director Rebecca Morland and the charity’s new Spend a Penny scheme have been mentioned in The Telegraph.

Rebecca Morland, Interim Director was said, “We spend an awful lot of time talking to theatres about what would make them better, and this is always an area that comes up.”

“It’s about helping people to enjoy their trip to the theatre more. If you spend half your time in a queue, you’re not going to be able to spend time in the bar or talking to your friends.”

Queue for the ladies’ could be a thing of the past as £125,000 campaign launched in theatres
Published 16 August 2016


Arts taskforce seeks cultural venues fit for Edinburgh

16th August 2016

Read more in the Edinburgh Evening News
Or in the Scotsman
Arts taskforce seeks cultural venues fit for Edinburgh
Published 13 August 2016


The fall of an Empire? Former theatre set to be knocked down as new owners plan major redevelopment

16th August 2016

Read more in the Basildon, Canvey, Southend Echo
The fall of an Empire? Former theatre set to be knocked down as new owners plan major redevelopment
Published 16 August 2016


Public urged to back Alhambra in vote to find UK’s most welcoming venue

16th August 2016

Read more in the Telegraph & Argus
Public urged to back Alhambra in vote to find UK’s most welcoming venue
Published 16 August 2016


‘First step’ in quest to replace Hexagon

15th August 2016

Read more in the Henley Standard
‘First step’ in quest to replace Hexagon
Published 15 August 2016


New Empire Theatre in Southend bought by mystery firm for £750k

15th August 2016

Theatres Trust has been mentioned in The Stage.

The article regarding the sale of the currently not-in-use New Empire Theatre, Southend to an international buyer referred to the future of the venue including planning: “The Theatres Trust confirmed it had written to the local council, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, expressing an interest at being involved in any pre-planning application talks involving the site.”
“This would allow the trust to contribute to discussions between the owner and the council over any potential applications regarding the site.”

New Empire Theatre in Southend bought by mystery firm for £750k
Published 15 August 2016


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