The Theatres Trust

Finborough under threat again as development decision is appealed

22nd April 2016

The Theatres Trust has been mentioned in The Stage.

Finborough under threat again as development decision is appealed

“A decision to prohibit flats being built above the Finborough Theatre in west London is being appealed, once again threatening the fringe theatre’s future … It was rejected in September, after a consultation period in which advisory body the Theatres Trust condemned the proposals.”

Finborough under threat again as development decision is appealed

Published 22 April 2016


Home in Manchester wins RIBA award for architectural excellence

21st April 2016

Story from The Stage

Home in Manchester wins RIBA award for architectural excellence

Published 21 April 2016


Campaign to bring Conwy civic hall back to life

21st April 2016

The Theatres Trust has been mentioned in BBC.

Campaign to bring Conwy civic hall back to life

“The civic hall, located next to Conwy quay, is the county’s third largest theatre after Venue Cymru in Llandudno and Theatr Colwyn … Last year, it was placed on the Theatre Trust’s ‘at risk’ register.”

Campaign to bring Conwy civic hall back to life

Published 21 April 2016


Croydon Council rejects pleas for phased Fairfield Halls closure

21st April 2016

The Theatres Trust has been quoted in BECTU News.

Croydon Council rejects pleas for phased Fairfield Halls closure

In a speech to Croydon Council by the Save Our Fairfield Campaign the referred to advice to “Phase the refurbishment as all our professional advisers including the Theatres Trust advocate.

Croydon Council rejects pleas for phased Fairfield Halls closure

Published 21 April 2016


Mark Shenton: Is a comfy seat, an unbroken view and a decent loo too much to ask from a theatre?

20th April 2016

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Mark Shenton: Is a comfy seat, an unbroken view and a decent loo too much to ask from a theatre?

Published 20 April 2016


Theatres Trust will push for greater planning powers

20th April 2016

Mhora Samuel, Director of the Theatres Trust has been quoted in The Stage.

Theatres Trust will push for greater planning powers

Theatres Trust director Mhora Samuel praised the organisation’s work and influence over the four decades, adding that it was now rare to see theatres demolished without being replaced.

She added: “We’re proud that the quality of theatre design is the best it’s ever been. We’ve achieved great things for theatres by speaking loudly in the planning system. In our anniversary year I invite everyone to join us at a Theatres Trust 40 event, and online, to debate how we continue to protect and promote our nation’s theatres now and in the future.”

Theatres Trust will push for greater planning powers

Published 20 April 2016


Theatres Trust at 40 - a new strategy to protect theatres

19th April 2016

Tim Eyles, Chair of the Board of Trustees and Mhora Samuel, Director of the Theatres Trust have been quoted in LSi Online.

Theatres Trust at 40 – a new strategy to protect theatres

The Trust is quoted on their new strategy for protecting theatres. “As the voice for theatres we use our knowledge of policy and practice to promote the value and benefits of theatres in use. We want live theatre to have a place in everyone’s lives.

“We are committed to delivering a more powerful campaigning voice. Our expert advice will be more visible and more influential in the planning system and within the theatre industry. We will create new opportunities to discover more about theatres, and we will increase the levels of capital grants and funding we provide.”

Tim Eyles, Chair of the Board of Trustees said “Our new strategy and visual identity mark the start of an exciting next chapter in the life of the Trust. We are passionate about great live theatre, and I look forward to the Trust’s expertise being channelled with renewed energy to help the nation’s theatres thrive into the future.”

Mhora Samuel, Director of the Theatres Trust said “Our influence means it’s now very rare to see theatres demolished without being replaced. We’re proud that the quality of theatre design is the best it’s ever been. We’ve achieved great things for theatres by speaking loudly in the planning system. In our anniversary year I invite everyone to join us at a Theatres Trust 40 event, and online, to debate how we continue to protect and promote our nation’s theatres now and in the future.”

Theatres Trust at 40 – a new strategy to protect theatres

Published 19 April 2016


Royal Court theatre's Penny Farthing pub plans get council backing

18th April 2016

Story from Liverpool Echo

Royal Court theatre’s Penny Farthing pub plans get council backing

Published 18 April 2016


Theatres Trust at 40
A new strategy to protect our theatres

18th April 2016

• Theatres Trust celebrates its 40th Anniversary in 2016

• To mark the occasion we are launching an exciting new strategy and visual identity

• This will strengthen our impact, protecting the nation’s theatres

• Help us secure the buildings for live theatre through our
Theatres Trust 40 programme


The Theatres Trust, the national advisory public body for theatres, is pleased to announce a renewed commitment to the protection of theatres with a new strategy and visual identity and the launch of our Theatres Trust 40 programme of events.

As the voice for theatres we use our knowledge of policy and practice to promote the value and benefits of theatres in use. We want live theatre to have a place in everyone’s lives.

We are committed to delivering a more powerful campaigning voice. Our expert advice will be more visible and more influential in the planning system and within the theatre industry. We will create new opportunities to discover more about theatres, and we will increase the levels of capital grants and funding we provide.

Chair of the Theatres Trust, Tim Eyles, says,
“Our new strategy and visual identity mark the start of an exciting next chapter in the life of the Trust. We are passionate about great live theatre, and I look forward to the Trust’s expertise being channeled with renewed energy to help the nation’s theatres thrive into the future.”

Director of the Theatres Trust, Mhora Samuel, says,
“Our influence means it’s now very rare to see theatres demolished without being replaced. We’re proud that the quality of theatre design is the best it’s ever been. We’ve achieved great things for theatres by speaking loudly in the planning system. In our anniversary year I invite everyone to join us at a Theatres Trust 40 event, and online, to debate how we continue to protect and promote our nation’s theatres now and in the future.”

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RADA gets go-ahead for 300-seat theatre and on-site student digs

14th April 2016

Story from The Stage

RADA gets go-ahead for 300-seat theatre and on-site student digs

Published 14 April 2016


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