Theatres Trust Theatres At Risk Register released for 2012
This year's Theatre Buildings At Risk Register from The Theatres Trust includes 49 theatres around the UK, 7 fewer than in 2011.
The reduction reflects the 24 theatres that have been removed from the register, either because they have been given the funding and support they needed to survive such as Wilton's Music Hall in London, State Cinema in Grays and Conwy Civic Hall in Wales or have been lost through change of use, demolition or the granting of Listed Building Consent for demolition such as Waltham Forest Theatre in Lloyd Park, Bedford Civic and the Brighton Astoria.
The 17 new theatres added to the register include Darlington Arts Centre, the Precinct Theatre in Islington, Croydon Warehouse and the Old Athenaeum in Glasgow.
Top theatres on the register: Brighton Hippodrome, Margate Theatre Royal, Morecambe Winter Gardens, Plymouth Palace, Alexandra Palace, Burnley Empire, Derby Hippodrome, Doncaster Grand, Hulme Hippodrome, Hulme Playhouse, Hyde Theatre Royal, Tameside Hippodrome, The Regent Great Yarmouth, Victoria Salford, Farnham Redgrave, Scarborough Futurist, Darlington Arts Centre, the Precinct Theatre Islington and Croydon Warehouse.
Theatres on the register: Britannia Panopticon in Glasgow, Leith Theatre in Edinburgh, the Odeon in Edinburgh, the Old Athenaeum in Glasgow and the Tivoli in Aberdeen.
Theatres removed are Ramshorn in Glasgow which is now under the care of the University of Strathclyde, the Gaiety in Ayr which has secured funding, the Stockbridge Theatre in Edinburgh which is likely to receive planning permission for change of use to residential and restaurant use and the Gateway in Edinburgh which has permission for demolition.
Theatres on the register: Merthyr Tydfill Theatre Royal, Pontypridd Town Hall, Swansea Palace, Theatre Elli, the De Valance Pavilion in Tenby and Corwen Pavilion.
Removals are the Conwy Civic Hall which is now being operated by a local CIC, Treorchy Parc Hall which is currently mothballed, Theatr Harlech which has remained open and the Theatre Royal in Barry which has received planning permission for demolition and residential redevelopment.
The full Theatre Buildings at Risk Register can be searched online.