6th September 2016
We are delighted to announce that Mark Price will be working with Theatres Trust as Heritage and Planning Consultant from 1 September onwards. Mark worked for the Trust until June 2015, most recently as Theatres at Risk Adviser, and is currently Principal Heritage Officer for the London Borough of Brent and a freelance Heritage and Conservation Consultant. Mark will provide additional expertise to the team, especially as regards theatre conservation, heritage and planning.
15th August 2016
Theatres Trust is pleased to announce a new scheme to enhance the theatregoing experience of female audience members by improving their restroom facilities. The scheme’s benefactors, Susan and Simon Ruddick hope that this initiative will bring direct relief to a few, while at the same time (indirectly) raising the profile of an issue that is of recurring concern to many.
8th August 2016
The 1 September marks the deadline by which theatre owners should have had their suspended plaster ceilings inspected by a specialist to ensure that they are safe. The new guidance follows the collapse of the Apollo Theatre ceiling in 2013. Details of survey requirements can be found on the ABTT website: www.abtt.org.uk/abtt-publish-new-guidance-for-the-inspection-of-suspended-fibrous-plaster-ceilings/.
Mr Melvin Sandell, HM Inspector of Health and Safety, Entertainments, made the following statement to theatre owners:
I will be writing to all local authorities shortly after 1 September to explain that theatres with suspended plaster ceilings should be able to provide evidence that their ceiling has been completely inspected by a competent person and explain how that competence was determined. If by the 1st September you will not yet be able to do this I recommend you contact your local authority as soon as possible to explain what you are doing to ensure the safety of your ceiling and agree the date by which you will have completed an appropriate inspection.
29th July 2016
The Theatres Trust seeks to appoint a dynamic, energetic and proactive individual as its new Director to lead and champion the work of the organisation and deliver its ambitious plans for the future.
27th July 2016
The Theatres Trust seeks to appoint a Marketing and Communications Consultant/Consultancy to work with the staff and Trustees of Theatres Trust, in order to enable the Trust to deliver some of the marketing and communications objectives outlined in its new Strategy.
Further information and full tender documents can be found www.theatrestrust.org.uk/about/jobs.
22nd July 2016
Today we celebrate turning 40 – 40 years of the Theatres Trust Act which made us a consultee in the planning system, and gave us our remit to protect theatres for everyone!
Thank you to all our Friends and Corporate Supporters, theatre architects, local authorities, theatre owners, companies and campaign groups who work so hard to keep theatre thriving – and to the theatre goers that enjoy them!
Over on Twitter we’re celebrating our key moments over the past 40 years www.twitter.com/theatrestrust.
Let’s raise a toast to our valuable stock of theatre spaces across the country that make such a vital contribution to the local life and economy in their communities!
With your help we can work to protect theatres for another 40 years – donate today www.justgiving.com/theatrestrust
29th June 2016
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Culture Secretary statement on DCMS sectors following the EU referendum
14th June 2016
The Theatres Trust announces that Mhora Samuel is stepping down from the Trust as its Director after 10 years in the role.
7th June 2016
The Theatres Trust is delighted by the news that Dudley Hippodrome, a building on our Theatre Buildings at Risk Register, has been given a lifeline, averting the recent threat of demolition.
Sharing Heritage: Theatres Trust receives £5,200 Heritage Lottery Fund grant to open up its architectural archive
6th June 2016
The Theatres Trust has received a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Sharing Heritage grant for its Open up! Cataloguing our Regional Theatres Architectural Archive project, it was announced today.