The Theatres Trust

Meet the couple on a mission to improve ladies' loos in British theatres

22nd August 2016

Theatres Trust’s new Spend a Penny scheme have been mentioned in The Telegraph.

Theatres Trust has been mentioned: “The Trust’s Spend a Penny project, announced last week, will see the Ruddicks’ £125,000 divided between 10 theatres across the country whose facilities are deemed be most badly in need of updating; bringing “direct relief to a few” of the nation’s theatregoing women, while “indirectly raising the profile of an issue that is of recurring concern to many”.”

“While the Spend a Penny scheme is targeted at the under-provision of ladies toilets in particular, the Trust is encouraging applications to improve provision of gender-neutral or unisex toilets, as well.”

Meet the couple on a mission to improve ladies’ loos in British theatres
Published 22 August 2016


Margate: £1.8million work begins on Dreamland's Sunshine Cafe and cinema

22nd August 2016

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Margate: £1.8million work begins on Dreamland’s Sunshine Cafe and cinema
Published 22 August 2016


Open up! Archive Project
Theatres of Varying Scales: The Public and Private

22nd August 2016

lyceum In this post, archive intern Sharni shares the stories of two theatres she has been working on during the Open up! Archive Project:

- Sheffield Lyceum; and

- David Salomons’s scientific theatre in Southborough

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Nevill Holt Opera announces plans for 400-seat theatre

19th August 2016

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Nevill Holt Opera announces plans for 400-seat theatre
Published 19 August 2016


Former exec claims theatre in Sutton has ‘no future’

19th August 2016

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Former exec claims theatre in Sutton has ‘no future’
Published 12 August 2016


Theatre Royal under the spotlight in national vote

19th August 2016

Read more in the Haverhill Echo
Theatre Royal under the spotlight in national vote
Published 19 August 2016


Theatres can apply for money to upgrade ladies' loos. Who in the North East might apply?

19th August 2016

Theatres Trust’s new Spend a Penny scheme have been mentioned in The Chronicle.

The Theatres Trust was quoted in reference to the British standrd for theatres of 8 toilets for ladies per 500 seats, “Even though this seems inadequate for audiences whose time for use is strictly limited, there are many theatres which do not even meet this standard,”

“The anxiety caused by long queues, with unappealing conditions often awaiting even the lucky few, meaningfully diminishes the joy of theatre for about half the audience.”

“Selected schemes will, at the very least, need to meet British Standard 6465 upon completion.”

Theatres can apply for money to upgrade ladies’ loos. Who in the North East might apply?
Published 19 August 2016


Nevill Holt Hall to build permanent 400-seat opera venue in Leicestershire

19th August 2016

Read more in the The Stage
Nevill Holt Hall to build permanent 400-seat opera venue in Leicestershire
Published 19 August 2016


New Empire Theatre in Southend to be demolished

19th August 2016

The Theatres Trust has been mentioned in The Stage.

Comments by Theatres Trust said “it was aware of the plans, but was unable to become involved in the process until an application to gain permission for new use or for a new building was submitted.”

New Empire Theatre in Southend to be demolished
Published 19 August 2016


At last, more loos for the ladies at the theatre: New £125,000 fund will help improve facilities for women at venues across the country

18th August 2016

Theatres Trust’s Interim Director Rebecca Morland and the charity’s new Spend a Penny scheme have been mentioned in The Daily Mail.

Rebecca Morland, Interim Director was said, “We spend an awful lot of time talking to theatres about what would make them better, and this is always an area that comes up.”

“It’s about helping people to enjoy their trip to the theatre more. If you spend half your time in a queue, you’re not going to be able to spend time in the bar or talking to your friends.”

At last, more loos for the ladies at the theatre: New £125,000 fund will help improve facilities for women at venues across the country
Published 18 August 2016


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