The Theatres Trust

Unknown future for 'most at-risk' Victoria Theatre, Salford

20th September 2013

Salford’s own famed Victoria Theatre still lies empty, sad and unused. A new report by the national society The Theatres Trust puts the Victorian red-brick theatre, on Great Clowes Street, near the top of its at-risk register. While the exterior is straggled with weeds and looks a sorry state, “the interior alone justifies the theatre’s listing” says the London-based Trust.

Read full story


Don't close our theatres

20th September 2013

The proposed conversion of the Brighton Hippodrome into a cinema has raised a storm. If towns want to get on the map, then they have to put theatre centre-stage, says Dominic Cavendish. Why is there still a difficulty in some quarters acknowledging how much theatre – both the artform and bricks and mortar – can put a city or a town on the map?

Read full story


Battle goes on to preserve theatre buildings

20th September 2013

Four theatres have been lost and there are ten new additions to the ‘Theatre Buildings at Risk’ register since last year, according to The Theatres Trust, the National Advisory Public Body for theatres. A total of 48 theatres are named on the latest list of buildings under threat, but only seven have been saved in the past year, including Margate’s grade two listed Theatre Royal, which has plans for a capital redevelopment, and Floral Hall in Hornsea, saved by campaigners who now own the freehold of the building.

Read full story


Studio theatre to open above Croydon pub

20th September 2013

A new 50-seat studio theatre is to open above a pub in south London next month. Based in a room over the Spread Eagle pub in Croydon, the venue will open as a professional performance space with a programme of shows by producing company Old Joint Stock Theatre from October 2.

Read full story


London Coronet placed on list of theatres 'at risk'

20th September 2013

The Coronet at Elephant & Castle has been added to the Theatre Buildings at Risk Register by the Theatres Trust.

Read full story


New Bradford Playhouse is removed from at-risk register after couple’s hard work revives venue

20th September 2013

A Bradford theatre has been removed from an ‘at risk’ register, completing a “rollercoaster” year for the couple that run it. Jono Gadsby and his wife Clare, both 31, from Pudsey, took over the running of the New Bradford Playhouse last October.

Read full story


Coro group appeals for friends to help run Ulverston hall

20th September 2013

The community group behind a plan to save one of Ulverston’s best loved buildings has called for hundreds of volunteers to join them. The organisation committee of the nascent Friends of the Coronation Hall held a planning meeting last night to discuss a strategy for fundraising.

Read full story


Northern Ireland report: 22% of population are regular theatregoers

19th September 2013

Theatre was the third most popular attraction for audiences in Northern Ireland over the past year according to figures newly released by the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure.

Read full story


Philips Entertainment a sponsor of the Technical Theatre Awards 2013

19th September 2013

Philips’ entertainment lighting brands Selecon, Showline, Strand Lighting and Vari-Lite will be lending their support to the Technical Theatre Awards’ (TTA) 2013, which will be hosted at this year’s PLASA Show (October 6-9, ExCel, London). As sponsor for the ‘Outstanding Achievement in Lighting’ Award, a representative from Philips entertainment brands will present the award to the lucky winner at a ceremony on the Theatres Trust Stand (A59) on October 8.

Read full story


Wycombe Swan Theatre reveals plans to refurbish second space

19th September 2013

Wycombe Swan Theatre is developing plans to refurbish its adjoining town hall to create a more flexible 400-seat performance space. HQ Theatres, which operates both buildings, is proposing to update the Victorian hall so it can “move smoothly” between hosting shows and events.

Read full story


The Theatres Trust

22 Charing Cross Road
London WC2H 0QL

T 020 7836 8591
F 020 7836 3302

Have you seen?

Façade of the Playhouse Theatre, Bournemouth, circa 1972
Playhouse (Bournemouth)
Bournemouth

Protecting theatres for everyone

The National Advisory Public Body for Theatres