The Theatres Trust

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


Leicester Haymarket to reopen after 10 years following £3m revamp

27th April 2017

Plans are afoot to resurrect Leicester’s Haymarket Theatre as a commercial receiving house after a decade of closure. It is hoped the reopened Haymarket will pick up shows that “drop through the cracks” of Leicester’s current cultural provision – read the full story at: The Stage

Leicester Haymarket to reopen after 10 years following £3m revamp

Published 27 April 2017


Revealed: milestone in Bristol Old Vic redevelopment

25th April 2017

Bristol Old Vic has reached a milestone in its ongoing redevelopment project. Captured by time-lapse photography over the last few months, the old 1970s section of the building has finally been demolished, making space for Bristol Old Vic’s new entrance to begin construction – read the full story at: Bristol 24/7

Revealed: milestone in Bristol Old Vic redevelopment

Published 25 April 2017


Liverpool Playhouse to undergo £550k facelift

24th April 2017

The Liverpool Playhouse is to close for repairs until September after a £550,000 investment from Liverpool City Council. During the closure asbestos will be removed from the venue, which opened in 1866. The stage will be given a new safety curtain, replacing the original believed to date from 1896 – read the full story at: The Stage

Liverpool Playhouse to undergo £550k facelift

Published 24 April 2017


The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Appoints six new Trustees to the Board of the Theatres Trust

24th April 2017

Read more at Gov.uk

The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Appoints six new Trustees to the Board of the Theatres Trust

Published 21 April 2017


South-east London cultural hub to be created in £1bn Thamesmead revamp

24th April 2017

Housing association Peabody, which owns Thamesmead, has teamed up with arts education charity Bow Arts for the project. It is part of Peabody’s wider regeneration programme for the estate in the London boroughs of Bexley and Greenwich – read the full story at: The Stage

South-east London cultural hub to be created in £1bn Thamesmead revamp

Published 24 April 2017


Theatres Trust announce the appointment of six new Trustees to the Board

24th April 2017

Theatres Trust, the national advisory public body for theatres, is pleased to announce that the Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport has appointed six new Trustees to the Theatres Trust Board.

New Trustees include: Pam Bone, Paul Cartwright, David Ian, Gary Kemp, Richard Johnston and Simon Ricketts.

Tim Eyles, Chair of Theatres Trust says: “Our new Trustees are as passionate as we are about great live theatre and with a diverse range of backgrounds including theatre ownership, theatre production, the performing arts, planning law, private equity and arts fundraising, they are ideally placed as advocates for the Trust. I look forward to working with them alongside the rest of our Board to strengthen the voice of the Trust in helping Britain’s theatres prosper for the future.”

All Trustees will be on the board of Theatres Trust for a term of 3 years from 1 July 2017.

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The play's the thing: developers appeal to culture vultures by building theatres right next door to home

24th April 2017

There are many reasons for buying a home: location, size and lifestyle all spring to mind. But equally important, though more elusive, is a sense of community. For Sarah and Justin Savage, who work in the theatre industry, that comes from a vibrant arts scene with pop-in-for-tea neighbours and a friendly local. “We are used to having a community and chatting to our neighbours, and want to carry on doing that,” says Sarah. “As well as being close to a good theatre.” – read the full story at: The Telegraph

The play’s the thing: developers appeal to culture vultures by building theatres right next door to home

Published 24 April 2017


Croydon Council announces who it wants to run Fairfield Halls when it reopens

21st April 2017

The council has today (Friday, April 21) confirmed its preferred operator to run the refurbished theatre venue is BH Live – which already operates 15 leisure and event venues across the south of England. The social enterprise has pledged to put on events including theatre shows, live music, visual arts, comedy and dance – read the full story at: Croydon Advertiser

Croydon Council announces who it wants to run Fairfield Halls when it reopens

Published 21 April 2017


Sports centre operator BH Live likely to run Croydon’s Fairfield Halls

21st April 2017

Theatres Trust’s role in the redevelopment of Fairfield Halls has been mentioned in The Stage.

The recent article about the new operator for the Fairfield Halls currently being renovated included a timeline of the redevelopment.

“April 2016: The Theatres Trust and campaign group Save Our Fairfield rally against the proposed closure, calling for the council to rethink”.

Sports centre operator BH Live likely to run Croydon’s Fairfield Halls

Published 21 April 2017


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