More than £69k awarded helping theatres face the future post-pandemic

Theatres Trust is pleased to announce the 14 theatres to receive funding in the first round of our Small Grants Programme, supported by The Linbury Trust.

The scheme was set up to support theatres across the UK with projects to improve their accessibility, sustainability, and viability, allowing them to welcome back audiences old and new after the devastating period of closure.

Projects range from installing a Changing Places toilet alongside other vital accessibility works and improving technology to develop theatres’ digital infrastructure, upgrades to more sustainable heating systems, and essential repairs to electrics, safety equipment, and toilets to help them remain viable and thrive.

The successful theatres from across the UK are:

  • Angles Theatre
  • Finborough Theatre
  • Lawrence Batley Theatre
  • Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith 
  • Malvern Theatres
  • Pateley Bridge Playhouse
  • Romiley Little Theatre
  • Stables Theatre
  • Stanley Arts
  • Theatr Brycheiniog
  • Theatro Technis
  • Tower Theatre Folkestone
  • Trinity Theatre Tunbridge Wells
  • Worcester Swan

The Small Grants Programme has been made possible thanks to the generous support of The Linbury Trust and donations from Judy Craymer CBE and Charles Michael Holloway Charitable Trust.

The second round of the Small Grants Programme is currently open for applications with grants of up to £5,000 available for not-for-profit theatres.

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Image: Lawrence Batley Theatre