Capital Grants for Theatre Improvements – 14th September 2020 (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland)

The Theatres Trust’s Theatre Improvement Scheme awards capital funding as grants of up to £20,000. The Trust works in association with the Wolfson Foundation and each year funds projects with a specific theme – in 2020 the theme is to reduce their environmental impact. From sedum roofs to new windows, building management systems to more efficient water heaters, funding will be given to projects that demonstrate how a small intervention can have a big impact.

Theatres and projects of all sizes are eligible as long as they can demonstrate excellence in the pursuit of becoming an accessible theatre. Applicants must also:

  • Own or manage theatres with titles or signed leases of more than 15 years on buildings in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • Run a year-round programme of live performance, of 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.
  • Operate theatres that achieve excellence through their producing and programming or architectural significance

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the Trust to discuss their project before applying.  Application forms should be downloaded from the website and emailed to

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on the 14th September 2020.

Useful Documents:

Terms and Conditions

Application Form

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