More reopening grants from Theatres Trust

Published: 14 March 2021
Reporter: Sandra Giorgetti

Blue Elephant Theatre
Jack Studio Theatre

Theatres Trust has supported another forty theatres with the distribution of £155,265 towards the costs of COVID-secure reopening.

This last tranche of funding has been awarded to a wide range of venues from major producing theatres to puppet theatres and fringe venues.

Theatres Trust director Jon Morgan said, "we are beginning to look forward to a time when theatres can reopen, welcome audiences back inside and continue to play a vital role in their communities. It has been a difficult year, but Theatres Trust is pleased to have been able to support so many theatres through this grant scheme as well as our free advice service and the #SaveOurTheatres Crowdfunding campaign."

The re-opening grants assist with a variety of practical items such as protective screens, ticket scanners, ventilation, hand sanitising stations and temperature sensors.

The Theatre Reopening Fund, which was launched in June, has helped 75 theatres with grants totalling £301,873.

The venue receiving funds in the latest round are:

  • The Albany, London, £5,000
  • The Albert Hall Theatre, Llandrindod Wells, £2,835
  • Blackburn Empire Theatre, £2,037
  • Blue Elephant Theatre, London, £5,000
  • Bromley Little Theatre, £5,000
  • Brookside Theatre, Romford, £4,715
  • Canal Café Theatre, London, £2,714
  • Capital Theatres, Edinburgh, £4,750
  • Fife Cultural Trust, £2,491
  • Gate Theatre, £2,050
  • Geoffrey Whitworth Theatre, Crayford, Kent, £3,000
  • Grimsby Auditorium, £4,699
  • Hampstead Theatre, £2,440
  • Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Southampton, £4,700
  • Headgate Theatre, Colchester, £5,000
  • Hull Truck Theatre, £5,000
  • Lancaster Grand, £4,232
  • Lighthouse, Poole, £4,950
  • Lowestoft Players Theatre, £4,920
  • Lyric Hammersmith, £3,900
  • Jack Studio Theatre, London, £4,839
  • The Muni, Colne, £3,583
  • New Diorama, London, £5,000
  • Northern Ballet, Leeds, £2,328
  • Paines Plough, £5,000
  • People’s Theatre, Newcastle, £5,000
  • Pitlochry Festival Theatre, £4,700
  • The Point, Eastleigh, £1,395
  • Regis Centre, Bognor Regis, £3,617
  • Rutland Open Air Theatre, Stamford, £2,364
  • Sheringham Little Theatre, £5,000
  • Theatre Royal Bath, £5,000
  • Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, £5,000
  • Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, £5,000
  • Tynemouth Priory Theatre, £1,5000
  • Upfront Puppet Theatre, Penrith, £4,750
  • Venture Theatre, Ashby De La Zouch, £5,000
  • Warminster Athenaeum, £3,522
  • Worthing Theatres, £1,834
  • Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, £1,400