The Theatres Trust

Working group given 6 months to develop relationship between Dunfermline's theatres

9th March 2016

Read the story at Dunfermline Press
Working group given six months to develop closer working relationship between Dunfermline’s Alhambra and Carnegie Hall theatres
Published 7 March 2016


Danish ballet star's £1.8m plan to create theatre in Edinburgh's city centre

9th March 2016

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Danish ballet star’s £1.8m plan to create theatre in Edinburgh’s city centre
Published 8 March 2016


Archive: Shakespeare theatre in Stratford destroyed by fire to be rebuilt

9th March 2016

Read the story at The Guardian
Archive: Shakespeare theatre destroyed by fire to be rebuilt
Published 8 March 2016


A rare bit of good news from the English National Opera

9th March 2016

Read the story at The Economist
A rare bit of good news from the English National Opera
Published 8 March 2016


ITC training: Finance for Leaders training course

9th March 2016

Finance for Leaders
Friday, 22 April
10am – 5pm

The Independent Theatre Council (ITC) is going to host a Finance for Leaders training course.

This course aims to demystify financial reporting conventions and enable board members and senior managers to fulfil their responsibilities with confidence.

For more information please see ITC.


Derby Hippodrome - Derby's favourite writer Anton Rippon says: Knock it down

9th March 2016

Claire Appleby, Architecture Adviser from The Theatres Trust has been quoted in Derby Telegraph.

A debate has started about the future of the once much-loved theatre following a blaze at the site on Sunday.

The Theatres Trust has said it has “real concerns” about the future of the site. The trust is in contact with council officers to find out the extent of the damage to the Grade II listed former theatre.

Claire Appleby, of the trust, said: “We were only in Derby last week, talking to the city council about its plans for a new large scale theatre in Derby following the closure of the Assembly Rooms last year after its fire.

“At the meeting, we also discussed ways forward for the restoration of the Hippodrome. We’ve also been advising Derby Hippodrome Restoration Trust, who want to purchase, rebuild and reopen the theatre, and who have just received a start-up grant to help them value the building.”

Hippodrome – Derby’s favourite writer Anton Rippon says: Knock it down
Published 8 March 2016


London Theatres Small Grants Scheme gets £125k cash injection from Soho Estates

9th March 2016

Tim Eyles, Chair of The Theatres Trust has been quoted in The Stage.

London property company Soho Estates is ploughing £125,000 into the London Theatres Small Grants Scheme, enabling a further 25 venues to carry out repair works.

Soho Estates becomes the second major donor to the Theatres Trust scheme, following Cameron Mackintosh’s foundation, which supported the first year of the initiative with £25,000 of funding.

Announcing the new donor, Theatres Trust chair Tim Eyles said: “Every time we’re able to announce a new donor to the London Theatres Scheme we’re helping to secure the future of live theatre across London. So many small theatres are working on such tight budgets, they struggle to make improvements to their buildings – and we know how these grants can make a huge difference.

London Theatres Small Grants Scheme gets £125k cash injection from Soho Estates
Published 9 March 2016


Former The Doric in Newmarket given permission for flats

9th March 2016

Read the story at Cambridge News
De Niro’s building in Newmarket given permission for flats
Published 3 March 2016


Derby Hippodrome fire prompts renewed safety warning for theatres

7th March 2016

The Theatres Trust has been quoted in The Stage.

The Theatres Trust has issued the alert following the third blaze to hit the Derby Hippodrome, which comes after last year’s fire at the Battersea Arts Centre in London and after a fire at the Assembly Rooms, also in Derby.

In a statement, the trust said: “Only a year after the BAC fire in London, this tragedy goes to show, once again, how vulnerable theatres are to fire. For those theatres that have been neglected by their owners and are at greater risk, it becomes doubly important to have foolproof safety and security measures in place.”

The advisory body also said it had “real concerns” about the future of the venue and that it was in contact with the local council to assess the damage to the grade II-listed building, which is also on the trust’s own Theatre Buildings at Risk register.

It added that it had been in Derby last week to discuss plans for a new venue in the town, following the closure of the Assembly Rooms last year after its own fire, and had been discussing “ways forward for the restoration of the Hippodrome” with the Derby Hippodrome Restoration Trust.

Derby fire prompts renewed safety warning for theatres
Published 7 March 2016


Derby Hippodrome: Blaze tackled by firefighters

7th March 2016

The Theatres Trust has been quoted in BBC News.

Firefighters tackled a blaze at a 100-year-old derelict theatre which campaigners had been hoping to bring back into use.

The Theatres Trust said it has “real concerns” about Derby Hippodrome’s future.

“This tragedy goes to show… how vulnerable theatres are to fire,” it said.

“For those theatres that have been neglected by their owners and are at greater risk, it becomes doubly important to have foolproof safety and security measures in place.

“We are in contact with council officers to find out the extent of the damage to the Grade II listed theatre, which is on our theatre buildings at risk register, and await the outcome of their investigation into the structural condition of the building.”

Derby Hippodrome: Blaze tackled by firefighters
Published 7 March 2016


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