Fifteen more theatres get help to reopen

Published: 13 December 2020
Reporter: Sandra Giorgetti

The auditorium, Gorleston Pavilion, near Great Yarmouth

The number of theatres being helped to re-open thanks to the Theatres Trust Theatre Reopening Fund now stands at 35.

The fifteen latest recipients are not-for-profit theatres who have each been awarded up to £5,000 to meet the additional costs of reopening safely within local restrictions.

Of these, five theatres will put the funds towards improving ventilation systems, whilst others will be investing in equipment such as digital thermometers and e-ticket scanners.

Theatres Trust continues to fundraise for this grant scheme through the #SaveOurTheatres campaign. It anticipates that grants from the Theatre Reopening Fund will continue to be made until the end of the year and extended into 2021 in response to demand.

Theatre Reopening Fund recipients are:

  • Alnwick Playhouse, £5,000
  • Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, £5,000
  • Court Theatre, Swindon, £3,987
  • Greenwich Theatre, £3,873
  • Hyde Festival Theatre, £5,000
  • Phoenix Theatre, Blyth, £3,274
  • Swansea Grand, £4,880
  • Theatre Peckham, £5,000
  • Theatre Royal Winchester, £5,000
  • Tower Theatre, London, £3,439
  • Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City, £3,750
  • Blackfriars Arts Centre, Boston, £5,000
  • Gorleston Pavilion, near Great Yarmouth, £1,532
  • Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield, £4,860
  • New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme, £5,000