The Theatres Trust

Spend a penny scheme to improve the provision of Ladies’ loos in theatres

15th August 2016

Theatres Trust is pleased to announce a new scheme to enhance the theatregoing experience of female audience members by improving their restroom facilities. The scheme’s benefactors, Susan and Simon Ruddick hope that this initiative will bring direct relief to a few, while at the same time (indirectly) raising the profile of an issue that is of recurring concern to many.

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New executive director for Theatre Royal Stratford East

14th August 2016

Read more in the British Theatre Guide
New executive director for Theatre Royal Stratford East
Published 14 August 2016


Lottery cash for Hall

13th August 2016

Read more in the Cornish Times
Lottery cash for Hall
Published 13 August 2016


New Wolverhampton Central Youth Theatre home is scuppered

13th August 2016

Read more in the Express & Star
New Wolverhampton Central Youth Theatre home is scuppered
Published 13 August 2016


Hall for Cornwall set for £225k HLF cash

12th August 2016

Read more in the The Stage
Hall for Cornwall set for £225k HLF cash
Published 12 August 2016


Half Moon Theatre’s new Stages of Half Moon heritage website

11th August 2016

Read the full story at London Theatre 1
Half Moon Theatre’s new Stages of Half Moon heritage website
Published 11 August 2016


The Culture Secretary Karen Bradley sets out her plans to increase access to arts and culture

9th August 2016

Read the full transcipt with Gov UK
The Culture Secretary Karen Bradley sets out her plans to increase access to arts and culture.
Published 9 August 2016


Nottingham's Theatre Royal to be closed for two months during £3.2m renovation

9th August 2016

Read more at the Nottingham Post
Nottingham’s Theatre Royal to be closed for two months during £3.2m renovation
Published 9 August 2016


Finborough Theatre's future secured after plan to build flats above the venue is rejected

9th August 2016

Read more in the Evening Standard
Finborough Theatre’s future secured after plan to build flats above the venue is rejected
Published 9 August 2016


Statement: Theatres Trust and ABTT reminder about suspended fibrous plaster ceilings in theatres

8th August 2016

The 1 September marks the deadline by which theatre owners should have had their suspended plaster ceilings inspected by a specialist to ensure that they are safe. The new guidance follows the collapse of the Apollo Theatre ceiling in 2013. Details of survey requirements can be found on the ABTT website: www.abtt.org.uk/abtt-publish-new-guidance-for-the-inspection-of-suspended-fibrous-plaster-ceilings/.

Mr Melvin Sandell, HM Inspector of Health and Safety, Entertainments, made the following statement to theatre owners:

I will be writing to all local authorities shortly after 1 September to explain that theatres with suspended plaster ceilings should be able to provide evidence that their ceiling has been completely inspected by a competent person and explain how that competence was determined. If by the 1st September you will not yet be able to do this I recommend you contact your local authority as soon as possible to explain what you are doing to ensure the safety of your ceiling and agree the date by which you will have completed an appropriate inspection.

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