The Theatres Trust

Momentum builds for Community Theatres

18th March 2014

With the programme for this year’s Theatres Trust Conference 14: Community Theatres in place, and a strong line up of contributors confirmed, including Stephen Williams MP, Peter Stark OBE, Chairman of Voluntary Arts Network, and Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chairman of Arts Council England, momentum is building as delegates take advantage of the generous Early Bird delegate rates.

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Cultural planning guidance provided in new Government online Planning Practice Guidance

7th March 2014

The Culture in Planning Alliance (CiPA) is delighted that the new online Planning Practice Guidance published on 06 March 2014 and introduced by Nick Boles MP in his written ministerial statement includes new references to guide the development of culture in local plans and plan-making.

CiPA is very pleased that many of its recommendations during consultation on the beta version have been included.

CiPA includes The Theatres Trust, ixia public art think tank, the National Federation of Artists Studio Providers (NFASP), Arts Development UK, the Society of London Theatre (SOLT), UK Theatre, Voluntary Arts, the Visual Arts and Galleries Association (VAGA), the Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT) and the Little Theatre Guild.

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Press Release: Bookings open Conference 14 Community Theatres

20th February 2014

The Theatres Trust’s 8th annual conference, ‘Community Theatres’ opens for bookings today. This important annual theatre industry event takes place on Monday 28 April 2014 at the City Varieties Music Hall in Leeds. Conference 14 looks at what makes a community theatre. As new ‘Community Rights’ give people more of a say on running their local communities, this year’s conference considers the role local groups increasingly play as providers of theatres and spaces for theatre.

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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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