Grants of up to £5,000 are available to help not-for-profit theatres across the UK to make Covid-19-related adaptations and prepare for reopening.

The Theatre Reopening Fund will support building improvements and purchasing equipment that will support the theatre to be able to open viably and safely. It will not cover revenue costs.

Priority will be given to those which demonstrate how the project will support the theatre’s safe reopening.

Works that support a risk assessed approach to reopening could include:

  • alterations to circulation spaces to enable social distancing
  • changes to ventilation systems
  • purchase and installation of Perspex screens and sanitisation stations
  • any other equipment and building improvements that support reopening

There is no deadline, the scheme will run on a rolling basis.

For more information, and to apply, please visit the Theatre Trust website.