The Theatres Trust and The Linbury Trust have just announced that they are to award a first round of over £69k in grants from the Small Grants Programme to 14 theatres across the UK for projects to improve their accessibility, sustainability, and viability, allowing them to welcome back audiences old and new after the devastating period of closure due to Covid.
The scheme was set up to support theatres across the UK with projects to improve their accessibility, sustainability, and viability, allowing them to welcome back audiences old and new after the devastating period of closure.
Projects range from installing a Changing Places toilet alongside other vital accessibility works and improving technology to develop theatres’ digital infrastructure, upgrades to more sustainable heating systems, and essential repairs to electrics, safety equipment, and toilets to help them remain viable and thrive.
The Small Grants Programme has been made possible thanks to the support of The Linbury Trust and donations from Judy Craymer CBE and Charles Michael Holloway Charitable Trust.
The theatres to benefit are
Lawrence Batley Theatre
Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith
Pateley Bridge Playhouse
Romiley Little Theatre
Tower Theatre Folkestone
Trinity Theatre Tunbridge Wells
The second round of this Small Grants Programme initiative is now open, inviting applications for grants of up to £5,000 for not-for-profit theatres.