The Theatres Trust

Discover Theatres

Theatres database

Our theatres database holds architectural and historic information on nearly 4000 theatres past and present and is constantly being updated. We welcome your comments and suggestions to enable us to keep our records up to date and to expand the breadth of information available.

Image Library

You can search over 2000 images of theatre interior and exteriors in our image library. All the images are the copyright of The Theatres Trust, except where stated.

Library and Archives

Our Resource Centre on the first floor of 22 Charing Cross Road provides a dedicated space to access our Archives, Reference Library and donated special collections. Find out more

Exploring Theatres

Exploring Theatres is the Trust’s online learning resource. This section includes an introduction to theatre buildings and features downloadable resources for teachers. Exploring Theatres was created with the support of the Heritage Lotteyr Fund in 2008.


Our Conference Reports are free to download and contain useful information on a number of topics relating to theatre buildings. A range of Theatres Trust publications are also available for purchase.


Links provides details of other organisations that either engage with or support theatres in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Auditorium of the former Playhouse, Colchester, 1998
Playhouse (Colchester)

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