The Theatres Trust

Cook, Alsop and Ritchie slam Olympicopolis design

3rd August 2016

Read the full story in Architects Journal
Cook, Alsop and Ritchie slam Olympicopolis design
Published 3 August 2016


The Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick announces plans to move to a new building

3rd August 2016

Read the full story in the “Evening Standard”:
“The Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick announces plans to move to a new building”:
Published 1 August 2016


Nesta Report: The Geography of Creativity in the UK

3rd August 2016

Nesta in partnership with Creative England, have used the latest data and official definitions to map the creative industries in the UK. Their goal is to provide a data resource to demonstrate the economic significance of the creative industries across the country, and inform policies to strengthen them further.

Find out more and download the report from Nesta
Published 26 July 2016


Campaign aims to reopen Alexandra Palace theatre shut for 80 years

3rd August 2016

Read the full story in The Guardian
Campaign aims to reopen Alexandra Palace theatre shut for 80 years
Published 25 July 2017


Theatre 2016 conference report highlights key issues for the future of the industry

3rd August 2016

In partnership with The Stage and John Good, the Theatre 2016 post-conference Report has been released. Theatre 2016 took place in May 2016 in London’s West End with over 600 delegates and 60 speakers. This two-day conference, organised in partnership with 13 industry bodies including the Theatres Trust, was the first major, industry-wide conference for over a decade.

As well as rounding up all the news coverage from the event, the Report includes several in-depth keynotes, reports and full transcripts including Samuel West’s rousing speech.

Click here to download a free digital copy or buy a hard copy for just £5 (including p&p to UK addresses).


Fire damage shuts Barking’s Broadway Theatre for three months

3rd August 2016

Read the full story in The Stage
Fire damage shuts Barking’s Broadway Theatre for three months
Published 28 July 2017


Take a look at Tara Arts’ stunning £2.7million new-look theatre in Earlsfield

3rd August 2016

Read the full story in the Wimbledon Guardian
Take a look at Tara Arts’ stunning £2.7million new-look theatre in Earlsfield
Published 11 July 2016


Theatres given final warning to ensure ceilings are safe

3rd August 2016

Theatres Trust architecture adviser Claire Appleby has been quoted in The Stage.

Theatres Trust architecture adviser Claire Appleby was quoted as saying “We are pleased to see that many theatres have already carried out the necessary ceiling inspections, including theatres across the country owned by commercial operators, and also many historic West End theatres, but for those theatres who haven’t, we urge you to contact us or the ABTT for further guidance.”

She added that capital works to improve theatre ceilings may be eligible for funding from the trust’s Theatres Protection Fund, with rounds in autumn and winter this year.

Theatres given final warning to ensure ceilings are safe
Published 3 August 2016


Introducing the Open up! Project

2nd August 2016

computer and plans Back in June we announced our £5,200 grant received from the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Sharing Heritage programme towards our Open up! Archive Project. The award will allow us to run a summer internship to catalogue our collection of architectural drawings of Regional Theatres (that is, theatres outside London). The project begins next week, on 8 August, when our 5 interns start.

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We are currently recruiting for a Director

29th July 2016

The Theatres Trust seeks to appoint a dynamic, energetic and proactive individual as its new Director to lead and champion the work of the organisation and deliver its ambitious plans for the future.

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