Theatre Improvement Scheme

Monday, 14 September 2020 - 12:00pm

Grants of up to £20,000 are available for not-for-profit theatres towards capital improvement projects. The theme for the 2020 fund is Improving Environmental Sustainability.

The scheme supports charitable theatre operators in the UK to carry out capital projects to improve their theatre buildings. Projects must fall within a specific theme each year.

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 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.