The Theatres Trust

8 Nov | Welsh Senedd welcomes the Wales Heritage Group

1st November 2016

Tuesday 8th November (9.30am-3.30pm) is an opportunity for the community to meet and talk with many of the organisations active in the conservation of the historic environment in Wales. The Wales Heritage Group will be exhibiting in the Neuadd at the Senedd; at an event sponsored by Ken Skates AM.

The Wales Heritage Group is an alliance of statutory consultees and voluntary national organisations active in the conservation of the historic environment in Wales.

“The Wales Heritage Group is the voice of the independent heritage movement in Wales”

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Seaside towns struggle to rescue lost empires of entertainment

30th October 2016

Theatres Trust Architecture Adviser, Claire Appleby comments on the number of coastal theatres currently under threat in The Guardian.

“There are an awful lot of theatres under threat around the coastline,” said Claire Appleby, architectural adviser at the Theatres Trust, which produces a register of buildings at risk.

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Last of the Summer Wine actor Ken Kitson joins campaign to save Scarborough Futurist

28th October 2016

Popular TV actor and resident of Scarborough Ken Kitson is leading a group to try and halt the demolition of this amazing building and it’s possible benefit to the local and visiting community.

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Small Grants Scheme funded works get underway at Tron Theatre Glasgow

28th October 2016

Glasgow’s Tron Theatre received £5,000 in May 2016, towards its water damage repair project, to address water ingress affecting the backstage corridor and the office block – repair works are currently underway.

The UK Small Grants Scheme runs twice a year awarding small capital grants to theatres to improve their building. The next Round closes 5pm 31 October 2016.

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Guildford Borough Council is formally advertising for proposals to lease the Electric Theatre

28th October 2016

Plans for the future of The Electric Theatre have taken another important step forward. Guildford Borough Council is formally advertising for proposals to lease the theatre as a performing arts venue with some community use.

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Dudley Hippodrome deal nears completion after campaigners hold talks

27th October 2016

Campaigners are hopeful a deal to allow them to take over Dudley Hippodrome will be completed next month. Dudley Hippodrome is listed on our Theatre Buildings at Risk Register – read the full story with Express and Star

Dudley Hippodrome deal nears completion after campaigners hold talks

Published 27 October 2016


Campaign group says restoring Derby's Assembly Rooms and Hippodrome would save £45m

23rd October 2016

Derby’s crumbling Hippodrome should be re-built as a theatre, and the fire-damaged Assembly Rooms refurbished as a concert hall, to save £45 million, campaigners say – read the full story with Derby Telegraph

Campaign group says restoring Derby’s Assembly Rooms and Hippodrome would save £45m

Published 23 October 2016


The rise and fall of Derby's Assembly Rooms and Hippodrome

23rd October 2016

As Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust puts forward its plans to renovate and repair the Assembly Rooms and Hippodrome – the Derby Telegraph has looked at the fortune of the two buildings. Derby Hippodrome currently features on the Theatre Buildings at Risk Register – read the full story with Derby Telegraph

The rise and fall of Derby’s Assembly Rooms and Hippodrome

Published 23 October 2016


Theatres Trust grants deadlines extended to 31 October

20th October 2016

Our Spend a Penny grant scheme, to target the under-provision of ladies toilets, and our UK Small Grants Scheme, to help theatres address urgent works, will now both close to applications to Monday 31 October at 5pm.

Find out more about the two schemes below, and if you would like to discuss an application then please email info@theatrestrust.org.uk.

The outcome will be decided in December 2016 after evaluations have taken place, and announced in January 2017. If you know of a theatre that might benefit from support, please do spread the word.

Our grants makes a real contribution to the maintenance of theatres, so they remain safe and secure for audiences to enjoy.

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Theatres Trust statement on Burnley Empire

19th October 2016

Theatres Trust are delighted that the auction date for Burnley Empire has been postponed to allow the Burnley Empire stakeholder group to conclude the second phase of their Viability Study.

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