Park Theatre Receives Theatres Trust Grant Towards Environmental Sustainability

5 March 2024

We are delighted to announce that we are recipients of grant support through the Theatres Trust Theatre Improvement Scheme in association with the Wolfson Foundation.

Theatres Trust awards grants over £115,000, with more than half a million available across the next three years to improve theatre sustainability.

Through its partnership with the Wolfson Foundation, Theatres Trust is awarding £115,982 to six theatres to help them become more environmentally sustainable. These awards are made as the Wolfson Foundation announces the renewal of its funding for the Theatre Improvement Scheme, with a further £510,000 in total to be awarded over the next three years.

The latest round of the Theatre Improvement Scheme is funding six leading theatres with projects that will help them reduce energy consumption, operate more sustainably and reinvest savings in artists and community projects. Within this round, Park Theatre has been allocated a £20,000 grant towards making such improvements.

At Park Theatre, we are currently undertaking a major project to upgrade our entire theatre rig to LED units and this grant will provide 20% of the funds necessary to replace all of the lighting, with the project being undertaken incrementally as funding becomes available. Once the whole project is completed it, the theatre will use 7559kg less carbon and the improvements will also mean savings for visiting producers as they will not have to hire more specialised lighting.

Click here to find out more about the Theatre Improvement Scheme