The Theatres Trust

Theatres Trust publishes its 35th Annual Report

7th September 2012

We are pleased to present our 35th Annual Report which highlights The Theatres Trust’s work and achievements from 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012. 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.

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Theatres Trust at PLASA 2012 - ‘Celebrating Ecovenue’ and third People's Choice Award

3rd September 2012

Visit The Theatres Trust’s Stand at PLASA 2012 for a unique opportunity to see ‘Celebrating Ecovenue’, a specially commissioned exhibition showcasing the achievements of the 48 London theatres in our ERDF funded Ecovenue project which ends this September.

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Theatre Buildings at Risk 2012 announced

5th July 2012

Forty-nine theatre buildings across the UK are at real risk of being lost unless owners recognise they are responsible for community assets and work with trusts and local communities to secure their future, says The Theatres Trust.

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Theatres Trust launches People's Choice Award 2012

13th June 2012

The Theatres Trust is pleased to announce today at the ABTT Theatre Show 2012 that entries are open for The Theatres Trust’s third annual People’s Choice Award.

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Conference 12: ‘Delivering Sustainable Theatres’ is open for booking

24th April 2012

The challenge of achieving the triple bottom line

Booking is now open for The Theatres Trust’s sixth annual conference Delivering Sustainable Theatres taking place at Stratford Circus, London on Tuesday 12 June 2012.

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European Commission visits the ECOVENUE ERDF Project

19th April 2012

On the 19 April Commissioner Hahn and a delegation from the EC visited The Theatres Trust ERDF funded ECOVENUE Project. The visit took place at the Old Vic, one of the fourty-eight participants in the project. The afternoon kicked off with an introduction to the ECOVENUE Project, was followed by a Green Energy discussion and followed up by a tour of energy efficient measures made at the Old Vic.

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The Theatres Trust unveils its specialist theatre buildings Reference Library

4th April 2012

The Theatres Trust officially launches its newly catalogued 1500-strong specialist Reference Library on theatre buildings at the Trust’s Resource Centre in the heart of the West End today. The Theatres Trust has created its own specific classification system which covers 34 unique categories ranging from theatre architecture and design and the history of theatres, to set design, acoustics and theatre management.

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Theatres Trust statement on Culture in the National Planning Policy Framework

27th March 2012

The Government has published its long awaited final National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). In its draft consultation document, culture, the arts and theatre were absent. This would have left theatres and other cultural institutions vulnerable to the NPPF’s over-riding principle of ‘presumption in favour of sustainable development’, particularly where local authorities did not have their Local Plans in place.

Mhora Samuel, Director, The Theatres Trust said, “Today we celebrate a national planning policy that not only recognises culture, it also creates specific policies that both plan positively for cultural facilities and guard against their loss.”

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Watch Baroness Bakewell’s question on protecting cultural institutions within the NPPF

23rd January 2012

Baroness Bakewell’s question 4 on protecting cultural institutions within the National Planning Framework (NPPF) can be seen by clicking here and moving the slider to 15:00 hours.

Culture and arts endorsed by CLG Select Committee’s draft National Planning Policy Framework Inquiry

21st December 2011

The Theatres Trust is delighted to see the recognition given to culture and the arts in the Communities and Local Government Select Committee’s report into the draft National Planning Policy Framework published today.

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