The Theatres Trust 2019 Theatres at Risk register was published in January. This list outlines the UK theatre buildings that are under threat or at risk of demolition, closure or lack of maintenance. These buildings may be in use as theatres, in other use, vacant or derelict. Some have listed building status, but others haven’t. Theatres Trust believe that these buildings have an important place in the local history of their surrounding areas, but also (and perhaps more significantly) that they have a vital role to play in the future of their communities and town centres.
I’ll be talking about the Theatres at Risk register with Claire from Theatres Trust on the show, to find out more about these important buildings. In particular, I’ll be chatting to Claire about two of the Greater Manchester buildings on the list that get regular mentions on A Helping of History – the Theatre Royal in central Manchester and the Victoria Theatre in Broughton (with a bit about the Save the Victoria Theatre group’s work as well).
In addition to my interview with Claire, I’ll also be taking my usual look through Yesterday’s Papers in the second hour of the show.
Catch A Helping of History on Tuesday at 12 on 106.6FM (if you’re in the North Manchester area) or listen online (if you’re further afield).
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