The Theatres Trust

Completion date for £845k makeover of Liverpool’s Unity Theatre pushed back

9th May 2017

Unity Theatre, currently undergoing a £845k makeover, will now look to open with a short soft-launch summer season this June and July. The building will officially relaunch in the Autum. – read the full story at: “BDaily:https://bdaily.co.uk/

Completion date for £845k makeover of Liverpool’s Unity Theatre pushed back

Published 9 May 2017


Storyhouse opens - what this means for Chester

8th May 2017

Having followed the incredible journey that began with the sad closure of the Gateway Theatre but which ends today with the triumphant opening of Storyhouse, The Chronicle’s executive editor Michael Green gives his personal view on what this means for Chester – read the full story at: Chester Chronicle

Storyhouse opens – what this means for Chester

Published 8 May 2017


Shakespeare North playhouse plans receive £5million funding boost

8th May 2017

The plans to create a Shakespeare North playhouse and education centre in Prescot have moved a step closer to reality as £5million of funding was confirmed by Arts Council England towards the project. The funding, from the Treasury, was pledged by the then Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne as part of the budget announcement in May 2016 – read the full story at: The St Helen’s Star

Shakespeare North playhouse plans receive £5million funding boost

Published 8 May 2017


Haymarket Theatre plans unveiled as £3million council investment is set to start

8th May 2017

A five-strong consortium has spent years putting together a strong enough business model to win the support and capital backing of Leicester City Council for the 70s theatre, a hundred yards from the city’s Clocktower. A major £3 million council investment gets underway this month, and the team hope to have the theatre ready for business as early as this Christmas – read the full story at: Leicester Mercury

Haymarket Theatre plans unveiled as £3million council investment is set to star

Published 8 May 2017


Barnsley steps up its bid to make The Civic a world class venue

8th May 2017

West End choreographer Steve Elias brought dance to the streets of Yorkshire in his BBC series Our Dancing Town and now he’s helping to bring a sense of pride back to one of the county’s oldest arts venues – read the full story at: Yorkshire Life

Barnsley steps up its bid to make The Civic a world class venue

Published 8 May 2017


Hastings church to be reborn as 700-seat Opus Theatre

5th May 2017

A grade II-listed church in Hastings is to be turned into a 700-seat theatre. The Opus Theatre will occupy His Place Community Church, a 19th-century building designed by architect Henry Ward – read the full story at: The Stage

Hastings church to be reborn as 700-seat Opus Theatre

Published 5 May 2017


Theatres Trust statement on Burnley Empire

4th May 2017

The second phase of a Viability Study for the Burnley Empire theatre is well underway. The report from the study is due early summer.

The report will outline the opportunities identified for the important Grade II listed theatre and will identify a clear route for the building’s restoration. The report builds on the conclusions from the phase 1 study which was completed in November 2016.

The Viability Study was commissioned by a stakeholder group which includes Burnley Empire Theatre Trust (BETT), Burnley Borough Council, University of Central Lancashire and Theatres Trust.

This second phase of works has been funded through a grant from the Architectural Heritage Fund and monies raised by BETT. The phase 1 study was jointly funded by Burnley Borough Council and Theatres Trust.


Burnley Empire is currently number five on the Theatres Trust Theatres at Risk register 2016.


Chipperfield scoops £45m Edinburgh arts venue

4th May 2017

David Chipperfield Architects has been picked to design a new Edinburgh arts complex with a 1,000 seat auditorium at its heart. The venue will be the new home for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, but envisages targeting all kinds of musical performance from jazz to folk to choirs, as well as dance – read the full story at: BD Online

Chipperfield scoops £45m Edinburgh arts venue

Published 4 May 2017


Giant 'human bookworm' marks opening of new cultural centre for Chester

2nd May 2017

What’s claimed to be the country’s largest regional arts centre opens next week in Chester. The 37- million pound Storyhouse Project is based inside the shell of the former Odeon Cinema. The Art Deco building has been extended to create a new, theatre, restaurant and independent cinema – read the full story at: ITV

Giant ‘human bookworm’ marks opening of new cultural centre for Chester

Published 2 May 2017


New campaign to turn old Royal High School into world-class concert hall

1st May 2017

A nationwide campaign to turn one of Edinburgh’s most prominent landmarks into a music school and performing arts venue was launched today. More than 120 public concerts a year are hoped to be staged in the proposed new home on Calton Hill for St Mary’s, Scotland’s only independent specialist music school – read the full story at: The Scotsman

New campaign to turn old Royal High School into world-class concert hall

Published 1 May 2017


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