More grants for theatres to improve environmental sustainability

Six theatres receive funding through the latest round of the Theatre Improvement Scheme, as the Wolfson Foundation confirms its support for another three years.

Latest round of grant recipients

We are pleased to be able to support six theatres with projects that will reduce energy consumption, save money and improve audience experiences. Projects funded in this round include replacing/renovating old doors, upgrading a Building Management System, installing fans to regulate heat, as well as expanding solar panels and updating lighting systems.

The theatres supported in this round are:

  • Battersea Arts Centre, London
  • Birmingham Repertory Theatre
  • Midlands Arts Centre
  • New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme
  • Park Theatre, London
  • Storyhouse, Chester

Read the press release for more information on each project.

Renewed support from the Wolfson Foundation

We are also delighted to announce that the Wolfson Foundation will be continuing its support for the Theatre Improvement Scheme with £510,000 to award over the next three years. This will enable us to continue to offer grants of up to £20,000 to theatres to improve their environmental sustainability.

Since Theatres Trust and the Wolfson Foundation started working together in 2017, grants totalling more than £750,000 have been awarded to help 46 theatres across the UK improve their buildings, including 32 grants to improve environmental sustainability. This latest partnership renewal takes the commitment to over £1.25m.

The next round will open for applications in late spring 2024 with a deadline of Friday 6 September.

Photo: Storyhouse, credit Mark Carline.