The Theatres Trust

New Localism Alliance launches to help protect local assets

20th February 2014

A new alliance of national organisations aimed at raising awareness of community rights has been launched today. Civic Voice, CAMRA, National Association of Local Councils (NALC), The Theatres Trust and Supporters Direct have announced an initial programme of events to promote greater uptake of rights established under the Localism Act 2011.

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Press release: Fourth round of small grants announced by The Theatres Trust

29th January 2014

The Theatres Trust is pleased to announce its fourth round of small capital grants to theatres across the nation. Awards are made to five community theatres for projects that will make important capital improvements, including one of the rarest surviving music halls, Hoxton Hall, and the community-owned and volunteer-run Beccles Public Hall & Theatre.

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Theatres Trust comment on Apollo Theatre ceiling collapse

20th December 2013

The Theatres Trust is very concerned about the collapse of the ceiling and decorative plasterwork at the Apollo Theatre on the 19 December during The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Mhora Samuel, Director of The Theatres Trust, the National Advisory Public Body for Theatres said, the first and most important next step is to establish the cause of the accident. Thankfully occurrences of theatre ceiling and plasterwork collapse are extremely rare. The public should be reassured that theatre owners carry out regular plasterwork inspections and maintenance regimes to ensure the safety of their buildings. Inspections are carried out and certified by independent experts. We will offer every assistance to the Grade II listed Apollo Theatre’s owners, Nimax, the investigation team and Westminster City Council.

The Theatres Trust’s record for the Apollo Theatre can be found here

Theatres Advice Service Workshop programme Spring 2014 announced

17th December 2013

The Theatres Advice Service provides information, advice and guidance to theatres. New in 2014 as part of our developing Theatres Advice Service we are offering a series of practical and informative workshops on the capital development of theatre buildings.

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Theatres Trust to be host venue for Women In Arts Festival performance

17th December 2013

As part of the Women in Arts Festival The Theatres Trust are hosting a celebrated production of Request Programme by Franz Xaver Kroetz, directed by Hedvig Claesson and performed by Cecilia Nilsson from Mon 16-Weds 18 December.

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Christmas Card 2013 on sale now

5th December 2013

Our 2013 Christmas Card is now available to buy, the proceeds of which all go towards supporting the work of the Trust.

Louise Mark has once again designed this year’s Christmas Card which shows a scene of London’s Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue and completes the set of watercolours of the three London west end theatre freeholds owned by The Theatres Trust including the Lyric Theatre, the Garrick Theatre and the Lyceum Theatre.

Christmas Card 2013 (c) Louise Mark 2013

Lyric Theatre, London
Copyright Louise Mark, 2013
Size: 150mm x 150mm

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Theatres Trust joins call not to scale back 'green levies' on energy bills cuts

29th October 2013

Theatres Trust has joined leaders from more than 50 companies and institutes operating in the built environment who have written to David Cameron urging him to reconsider plans to cut green levies on energy bills.

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Launch of The Theatres Trust's Conference 13 Report: thriving theatres

8th October 2013

The Theatres Trust’s thriving theatres conference report is launched publically today at the international entertainment technology event, PLASA London. Written by playwright Fin Kennedy, the report provides valuable case studies and insight into some of the innovative capital solutions and local engagement strategies being adopted by theatres which are helping them to thrive in these challenging times.

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Theatres Trust publishes 36th Annual Report

6th October 2013

We are pleased to present our 36th Annual Report which highlights The Theatres Trust’s work and achievements from 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013. As a resource for theatres we protect theatres from destruction, damage and deterioration; promote the importance of theatres; and provide advice on the planning, building, restoration, development and use of theatres.

The Trust responded to 100 planning applications and seven pre-applications, 50 listed building consultations and nine listed building consent pre-applications and responded to 352 local plan consultations securing cultural policies to protect theatres.

The Trust also worked with 27 individual theatres providing expert advice on their future viability, capital development, conservation and maintenance.

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Visit The Theatres Trust at PLASA London 6 - 9 October 2013

6th October 2013

You can come and meet us on Stand A60 and at our new feature, the TheatreStage @ PLASA on Stand A59, a hub for awards and announcements from leading trade bodies and organisations, including the ABTT, ALD, SMA and BECTU, as well as a daily contribution from The Theatres Trust.

The TheatreStage programme runs Monday – Wednesday, and is a ‘must visit’ at the show! Register for free now!

Stay in touch and keep up-to-date on Twitter with @theatrestrust and @plasashow, follow events and voice your thoughts by using hashtag #theatrestage or #theatrestageplasa13.

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