The Theatres Trust

Open up! Archive Project:
The Lifecycle of Theatres

22nd September 2016

Harrogate Kursaal The architectural plans held at Theatres Trust are varied and numerous. Whilst cataloguing them for the Open up! Project we have been able to see the different types of proposals for each theatre, and what really interests me is looking at the different stages in the lifecycle of theatres – from being built, in use/maintained, and sometimes in other uses, at risk, or demolished. Theatres Trust gets involved with theatres at all stages in their lifecycle, advising on new theatres and theatre redevelopments, and campaigning for theatres at risk.

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York Friargate Theatre installs flood prevention measures thanks to UK Small Grants Scheme award

19th September 2016

We’re delighted to see that our Small Grant Scheme Award has helped with flood prevention and refurbishment works to the York Friargate Theatre by installing a sump and pump, and allowing the installation of a new office floor!

The UK Small Grants Scheme runs twice a year awarding small capital grants to theatres to improve their building. The next Round closes midday 26 October 2016.

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Comedian Dara Ó Briain calls for Spilsby Theatre to be saved from closure

14th September 2016

Theatres Trust’s Interim Director Rebecca Morland and Trustee Dara Ó Briain discuss the 10th Annual Theatre Buildings at Risk Register – Lincolnshire Reporter.

Dara Ó Briain, said: “As a touring standup comedian I have travelled up and down this country and worked in many of the theatres here and you have a unique and rich heritage of theatres that were built in the last 200 years.”

Comedian Dara Ó Briain calls for Spilsby Theatre to be saved from closure
Published 13 September 2016


Six theatre buildings added to Theatres Trust Risk Register

12th September 2016

Theatres Trust’s Interim Director Rebecca Morland and Trustee Dara Ó Briain discuss the 10th Annual Theatre Buildings at Risk Register – What’s On Stage.

Interim Director of the trust Rebecca Morland said: “Each theatre on the Register has an important place in its community. Our experience shows us that where campaign groups are in place, they can make a real difference to the future of these theatres. “

Comedian and Theatres Trust trustee Dara Ó Briain commented: “I have travelled up and down this country and worked in many of the theatres here and you have a unique and rich heritage of theatres that were built in the last 200 years. But we can’t take that for granted.”

Six theatre buildings added to Theatres Trust Risk Register
Published 12 September 2016


Open up! Archive Project update

7th September 2016

On August 26th we completed the cataloguing phase of our Open up! Archive Project to catalogue and share our collection of architectural plans of regional theatres, thanks to support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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Harlequin donates to Theatres Trust Resource Centre

7th September 2016

On 24 August, Harlequin Floor’s Group Marketing Manager, Mark Rasmussen met with Rebecca Morland, Interim Director of Theatres Trust to make a donation toward the upkeep of its Resource Centre, which houses a library, special collections and an archive, as well as dedicated spaces for theatre professionals and scholars to access these.

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Open up! Archive Project:
Not quite curtains for the last remaining act drops

6th September 2016

Patti small One of the pleasures of archiving regional theatre information from the Theatres Trust’s collection has been encountering historical information amongst the technical drawings, design reports, and planning applications. This information often comes in the form of a Conservation or Heritage Report, which many theatres produce in order to make a stronger case for refurbishment or restoration funding, or to prove that any historically significant aspect of the site has been taken into consideration for a theatre’s proposed works.

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Exhibition: Frank Tugwell Architect 1862 - 1940

6th September 2016

Scarborough Library Reference Room are currently hosting an exhibition on Theatre Architect Frank Tugwell, 1862 – 1940 from 22 August to 17 September 2016.

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Symposium: The National Theatre - A Place For Plays, 30 October

6th September 2016

For the 40th Anniversary of the opening by Her Majesty the Queen of the National Theatre by Sir Denys Lasdun, the ABTT are proud to present a symposium, in association with the National Theatre, at the Olivier Theatre on 30 October 2016 from 9:30am – 8:00pm.

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Tiverton Community Arts Theatre (TCAT) seeks theatre consultant

6th September 2016

Tiverton Community Arts Theatre (TCAT) is seeking a theatre consultant, selected through an open competitive process to support and inform the initial master planning of the proposed community arts theatre within the first phase of relocating Tiverton High School (a fixed fee is allocated).

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