The Theatres Trust

Theatres Trust at West End LIVE 2015
Trafalgar Square
20 and 21 June

24th May 2015

The Trust will once again be exhibiting at West End LIVE 2015, Westminster’s celebration of musical theatre, held at Trafalgar Square on 20 and 21 June 2015.

We will be introducing the wider public to our work advising and protecting theatres, and the archive, collections and resources we hold in our central London Resources Centre.

Visit Theatres, co-ordinated by The Theatres Trust to promote theatre building tours across the UK, Belgium and The Netherlands, will be the headline theme of our stand,

We will be inviting audiences of all ages to discover more about the historic theatres on the Visit Theatres route. It is great fun for all the family!

Bookings open for
Conference 15: Valuing Theatres

14th April 2015

Bookings open today for The Theatres Trust’s annual Conference, taking place this year on Tuesday 23 June 2015 at Milton Court Theatre in London, part of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

What value do theatres bring to regeneration, commercial development and mixed use schemes?

Conference 15: Valuing Theatres considers ways in which we can work with the property sector to achieve shared cultural, social and economic returns and create new partnerships with developers to build and protect the theatres of the future.

How do we engage with developers who are playing an increasingly important role as theatre builders and capital investors?

Valuing Theatres is chaired by Jim Beirne MBE, Chief Executive of Live Theatre who is leading Live Works, a new £10 million capital development scheme in Newcastle.

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Theatres Trust seeks full-time Architecture Adviser

2nd April 2015

We are looking to appoint a full-time Architecture Adviser to provide authoritative architecture, design, and heritage conservation advice to theatre owners, operators and developers, members of the public and local authorities. The Architecture Adviser will also take over the lead role in the delivery of the Theatres at Risk Service Area.

Find out more about the position, and how to apply by visiting Opportunities

The Theatres Trust to talk at UK Theatre Spring Briefing and Networking Events

29th March 2015

In April and May 2015 UK Theatre will be joined with representatives from The Theatres Trust and Spektrix for their Briefing and Networking Events. Primarily designed as an opportunity to informally meet with other UK Theatre members and arts professionals over a glass of wine, these networking events include a short briefing on the key issues for UK Theatre.

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Theatres Trust comments on Southborough Royal Victoria Hall

25th March 2015

The Theatres Trust has been concerned about the Southborough Royal Victoria Hall (RVH) since Southborough Town Council (STC) approached us for advice back in 2008. The theatre has been on our Theatre Buildings at Risk Register since 2012. Recent reports have stated that The Theatres Trust has approved designs for a replacement theatre as part of a larger community hub. We now want to provide clarification that this is not the case. We have seen outline designs for the scheme, and provided feedback on these. We were very clear that these were outline designs, and urged the architects to consult with user groups, and also work with a theatre consultant.

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Theatres Trust comments on Battersea Arts Centre fire

16th March 2015

The Theatres Trust was devastated to hear about the destruction of BAC’s Grand Hall from the fire. We add our praise and thanks to the London Fire Brigade who managed to contain the fire and stop it spreading. This is such a loss for the organisation, which is so valued by its local and theatre communities alike. We offer our sympathy and support to BAC and will do all we can do to help it reopen fully.

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Theatres Trust comments on proposed Streatham Hill studio theatre

3rd March 2015

The Theatres Trust has advised on the development of plans for a new small-scale community theatre (D2 assembly/leisure) in Streatham since 2010.

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Sixth round of Small Grants announced by Theatres Trust

4th February 2015

The Theatres Trust is pleased to announce its sixth round of small capital grants to theatres. Successful theatres in this round include the Category B-listed Burgh Hall in Dunoon in Scotland, the Little Angel Puppet Theatre in London, and local community theatre, the People’s Theatre in Newcastle.

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Theatres Trust welcomes new Chair Tim Eyles

2nd February 2015

The Theatres Trust is delighted to welcome Tim Eyles as its new Chair, appointed by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP.

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Future secured for Sutton’s theatres with ground-breaking 10-year deal

23rd January 2015

The show will go on for both of Sutton’s theatres which are set to be taken over by a new theatre company to herald an exciting new era for the two venues.

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