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Glasgow Tron and Theatre Royal Winchester among beneficiaries of £28k weather damage windfall

The Tron Theatre, Glasgow. Photo: John johnston The Tron Theatre, Glasgow. Photo: John johnston
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Glasgow’s Tron Theatre and the Theatre Royal Winchester are among five venues to receive a share of £27,980 towards repair works caused by weather damage.

The venues receive money from the Theatres Trust’s Small Grants Scheme alongside the the Friargate Theatre in York, the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis and the Bridgwater Arts Centre.

The scheme supports theatres “in need and at risk”, by awarding money towards repair works or environmental improvements. In this round, all the venues have been affected by “poor weather conditions”.

The Theatre Royal Winchester has been given £5,000 towards repairing its weather-damaged facade, with the Tron Theatre receiving the same amount of address water damage at the venue.

Meanwhile, the Marine Theatre has received £5,000 towards a project to repair parts of the building’s exterior, the Friargate has been given £5,000 to install flood prevention measures, and the Bridgwater Arts Centre has received £2,980 to help with backstage repair work.

Theatres Trust chair Tim Eyles said the eighth round of the grants would ensure the venues could “continue to operate safely and serve their communities”.

The Small Grants Scheme is funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and producer Judy Craymer.