The Theatres Trust is the national advisory public body for theatres in the UK. Set up by the Government through an Act of Parliament in 1976, it works to promote the better protection of theatres for the benefit of the nation.

The Small Grants scheme is supported by the Linbury Trust as well as donations from Judy Craymer CBE and Charles Michael Holloway Charitable Trust. In autumn 2022, the Mackintosh Foundation committed to ÂŁ150,000 over five years to the scheme.

The scheme aims to fund small capital improvements to theatres run by charities and not-for-profit groups that will make a big impact to a theatre’s resilience, sustainability or accessibility, or improving the diversity of audiences.

Grants of up to ÂŁ5,000 are available.

Who Can Apply

To be eligible, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Own or manage theatres with titles or signed leases of more than five years on buildings in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
  • Demonstrate that they run a regular theatre programme of professional, community and/or amateur work presenting no less than 30 performances a year.
  • Have a bona fide UK charitable or not-for-profit legal structure and be able to provide certified or audited accounts for at least two years.

Deadline 12th January

Read more and apply here