The Theatres Trust

2016 Theatre Buildings At Risk Register

On 12 September we revealed the top theatres at risk in the UK, supprted by Theatres Trust Trustee Dara O Briain who joins our campaign to raise awareness of the 36 theatres on this year’s Register.

In 2016, 36 of these buildings are on the TBAR Register – 29 in England, 3 in Scotland and 4 in Wales.

New on the Register
New to the Register in 2016 is the Broadway Theatre, Peterborough, currently under threat from redevelopment for residential use. It has one of the finest remaining interiors from the Odeon chain, having been converted to theatre use in 2001. In Scotland two Category B-listed theatres also feature. The King’s Theatre in Dundee, the only surviving large touring theatre in the Dundee area, is increasingly deteriorating due to lack of maintenance. Whilst the King’s Kirkcaldy has been dark for 11 years, with various unfulfilled proposals for redevelopment. Both now have campaign groups who see the buildings’ potential and are working to secure their long term sustainable future.

Leith Theatre in Scotland has been placed back on the Register, despite tremendous work by the community group in securing a lease on the premises, due to the amounts of funding still required to secure its future. The Secombe and the Charles Cryer in Sutton were removed from the Register only last year after reopening, but now make a re-entry as the operator has gone into administration, leaving the future of these theatres in doubt.

Although at risk theatres can be found throughout the UK, in 2016 it is noticeable that many of them are located in coastal areas, and in the North West of England.

Find out more about the theatres on the 2016 Theatre Buildings at Risk Register in England, Scotland and Wales and watch videos created by the groups trying to save them.

View the full Theatre Buildings at Risk Register 2016

View the 2016 Theatre Buildings at Risk on a map

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