Play On by Alistair Fair for £10 donation

Theatres Trust Honorary Life Friend Alistair Fair has kindly donated copies of his 2019 book for us to offer supporters in return for a small donation.

About Play On

This book documents and celebrates Britain’s contemporary theatre architecture. It is about the conception, design, and delivery of spaces for drama between c. 2008 and 2018, a period of economic recession and financial austerity which has nonetheless seen a significant number of well received theatre-building projects. Intended not only for theatre enthusiasts but also individuals and organisations who may be contemplating a capital project of their own, Play On provides detailed ‘contemporary histories’ of ten recent projects. It includes new theatres, like Liverpool’s prize-winning Everyman Theatre and Cast in Doncaster, as well as major refurbishment and restoration schemes such as the National Theatre in London and the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow.

Book cover for Play On by Alistair Fair

About Alistair Fair

Dr Alistair Fair, FRHistS, is Reader in Architectural History at University of Edinburgh. e specialises in British architecture since the First World War and has published extensively on theatre design.

How to get your copy

Please email us with your address to and then make a donation for £10 + £3.50 for postage and packaging via our JustGiving page.

Note we only have a limited number of books so they will be offered on a first come first served basis.

This is a great opportunity to get a copy of a fantastic book at a much discounted price while supporting Theatres Trust’s work.