Who they are:
The Theatres Trust are the national advisory public body for theatres. They are a statutory consultee on theatres in the planning system, and also operate as a charity.
Set up by the Government through an Act of Parliament in 1976 they work to promote the better protection of theatres for the benefit of the nation.
What they do:
The Theatre Trust champion the future of live performance, by protecting and supporting excellent theatre buildings which meet the needs of their communities.
They do this through providing advice on planning and development, supplying resources and advice to make theatres sustainable and offering financial assistance through grants. They also help people discover more about theatres and campaign for theatres at risk.