The Theatres Trust

Soho's Welsh Chapel to be reborn as a performance venue

5th September 2013

Application: 13/04245/FULL

Westminster City Council consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application to restore and convert the former Welsh Chapel at 136 Shaftesbury Avenue/ 79-87 Charing Cross Road into a new performance space, with ancillary offices and a restaurant/ bar.

The application has now been approved.

The Theatres Trust supported the application. Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning documents online, please click here and enter the application number, then click search.


A new community theatre proposed in Plymouth

5th September 2013

Application: 13/01390/FUL

The Plymouth City Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application to establish a new theatre in Plymouth. The proposal is to adapt a former showroom into a 120-seat ‘black box’ theatre with ancillary accommodation, including a bar at ground level overlooking the street, changing rooms, a studio and storage.

The Theatres Trust supported the application. Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning application online, please click here and enter the application number, then click search.


Perth Theatre set for a major refurbishment and expansion

5th September 2013

Application: 13/01396/LBC & 13/01395/FLL

The Perth and Kinross Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above applications for alterations and additions to the listed Perth Theatre. The proposal includes the formation of a new entrance to the Theatre, refurbishment of the existing historic auditorium, a new 224-seat studio space, youth theatre, community and rehearsal rooms, and new bar and restaurant space.

The Theatres Trust supported the application. Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning application online, please click here and enter the application number, then click search.


Developers seek to demolish Porth's Grade II listed Central Cinema

22nd August 2013

Application: P13/0719/22

The Theatres Trust made a submission to Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council on the above listed building application to demolish the Grade II former Central Cinema on Hannah Street, Porth, Wales. There are no current plans to redevelop the site.

The Theatres Trust objected to the application. Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning application online, please click here and enter the application number, then click search.


Colchester's Mercury Theatre to update its brand with new signage

15th August 2013

Application: 131560

The Colchester Borough Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application for the Mercury Theatre to replace and update existing identification signs with the Theatre’s new branding, and to install 4 new changeable banners on the Theatre’s eastern elevation.

The Theatres Trust supported the application. Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning application online, please click here and enter the application number, then click search.


Application to demolish Manchester's Odeon Cinema Building

23rd July 2013

Application: 102840/CC/2013/C2

Manchester City Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application to demolish the former Odeon Cinema building and replace it with a 14 storey commercial office building. The Trust has urged Council to consider the theatre building’s potential use as a cultural asset/theatre/community building and its significance within the conservation area.

The Theatres Trust did not support the application. Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning application online, please click here and enter the application number, then click search.


Harold Pinter Theatre to increase the space available for upstage scenery

23rd July 2013

Application: 13/00807/BC3

The City of Westminster has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application for the Harold Pinter Theatre to install an additional fire rated door between the stage and the dressing room wing. The new door is essential for the efficient operation of the theatre, as the existing fire-resisting pass door constitutes a hindrance to the setting of the stage as no props or items of scenery may be allowed to block free access to the door which reduces the space available for upstage scenery.

The Theatres Trust supported the application. Read the Trust’s response

To view the planning application online, please click here and enter the application number, then click search.


Upgrade proposed for the Westcliff-on-Sea Palace Theatre foyer.

23rd July 2013

Application: 13/00807/BC3

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application to upgrade and replace the Palace Theatre’s glass lantern, making the atrium water tight and improving ventilation in the foyer.

The Theatres Trust supported the application. Read the Trust’s response

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Offices proposed at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

22nd July 2013

Applications: 13/04151/FULL & 13/01505/LBC

The City of Westminster has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above applications for internal alterations to convert the former prop and scene storage rooms (sui-generis) into offices (B1) at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

The Theatres Trust supported the applications. Read the Trust’s response

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Sheffield's Abbeydale Picture House to be used as a leisure centre

17th July 2013

Application: 13/00416/FUL and 13/00417/LBC

Sheffield City Council has consulted The Theatres Trust on the above application to change the use of the former Abbeydale Picture House to allow a community leisure centre and a cafe. The theatre’s auditorium and stage will be retained and restored as part of the plan to establish a rock climbing centre, allowing the building to be returned to cinema use in the future.

The Theatres Trust supported the application, on the condition that the historically significant safety curtain is also preserved in situ. Read the Trust’s response

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