Park Theatre awarded vital funding to secure the building

13 November 2017

Park Theatre has recieved £5,000 towards replacement of its alarm system from Theatres Trust, the national advisory public body for theatres. Five small theatres in London will benefit from the second round of the Theatres Trust London Theatres Small Grants Scheme. The awards have been made to theatres in need of immediate repairs, addressing accessibility issues and improving conditions for staff, performers and audiences.

Director at Theatres Trust, Jon Morgan says:

“London has unique collection of theatres and the thriving culture relies on performance spaces of all sizes. The smaller theatres across London often operate on fragile business models and struggle for investment into their buildings. Theatres Trust sees supporting theatres that are taking care of their buildings so they can continue to serve their communities as key to our mission. For these organisations, a small grant can make a big difference”

Justine Simons OBE, Deputy Mayor for Culture and Creative Industries, Greater London Authority says

“London’s small theatres are absolutely central to performing arts in the capital. They are centres of community activity, allow both emerging stars and enthusiastic amateurs to showcase their talent, and are a training ground for jobs in theatre from lighting and sound to make-up and set design. Congratulations to the five theatres who have been awarded grants.”

Other recipients included Applecart Arts, Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Chats Palace and The Space.