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Theatres Trust awards grants to five venues in need of repair

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Wakefield’s Theatre Royal and the Tom Thumb Theatre in Margate are among five venues that have received a share of around £25,000 from the Theatres Trust’s small grants scheme.

The scheme is part of the Theatres Protection Fund, which is supported financially by Andrew Lloyd Webber and producer Judy Craymer and provides money to venues at risk or in need of repair.

Wakefield’s Theatre Royal has been awarded £5,000 to improve its comfort and safety, while the Tom Thumb theatre has been given £4,636 to restore its frontage.

Meanwhile, the Mill Theatre in Thurso, Malt Cross in Nottingham and the Playhouse in Preston have all been awarded £5,000 to carry out repairs and refurbishments.

Mhora Samuel, director of the trust, said she was “delighted that the third round of our grants is going to such a range of theatres across the length and breadth of the nation”.

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