26 April 2022 / Events
Theatres Trust: Theatres at Risk Update
Image: The Burnley Empire Theatre. Credit: Theatres Trust.
Founded in 1976, the Theatres Trust is the national advisory public body for theatre buildings. It has assisted theatres throughout the pandemic crisis with their Theatre Reopening Fund grants, #SaveOurTheatres Crowdfunder campaign and free special advice services.
As part of its remit, the Theatres Trust creates its annual Theatres at Risk Register, celebrating its 15th year in 2022. The Register supports theatres under threat of demolition, redevelopment or permanent closure and calls public attention to these buildings. Every theatre on the list has strong architectural or cultural heritage and, crucially, the potential to be returned to performance use and be a real asset to its community.
Janina McBride, Theatres at Risk Adviser for the Theatres Trust, will present an update on theatres currently at risk.
Janina supports the TT Theatres at Risk work by focusing on early-stage evidencing of project viability, organisational capacity and governance, and the development of business plans. Having studied Heritage Management at the Ironbridge Institute, University of Birmingham, she has worked at the National Lottery Heritage Fund in the grants team, and for consultancies Barker Langham and Tricolor.
This lecture will be online on Zoom. After booking, you should receive your log-in details via email 24 hours before the lecture.