Theatres Trust Conference 17: Theatres & Placemaking


Theatres Trust Conference 17: Theatres & Placemaking will take place on Tuesday 17
October at the Lyric Hammersmith, London, discussing the role of theatres and wider
cultural infrastructure within placemaking. The conference will examine and debate a
number of issues around this vital topic, including the contribution theatre buildings can
make towards the regeneration, economic growth, vibrancy and well-being of a community.

The conference programme:

  • What does placemaking mean and how do theatres contribute?
  • The role of local authorities in championing theatres and wider cultural infrastructure in their plans
  • Communities engaging with local planning and protecting theatres
  • Architects and theatre operators designing and managing democratic and inclusive theatres for the community
  • The Future – How can planners, developers, architects, theatres and communities work together to embed the value of theatres in excellent placemaking?

Conference 17: Theatres & Placemaking contributors confirmed to date include: Richard
Blyth, Head of Policy, Royal Town Planning Institute; David Byrne, Artistic and Executive
Director, New Diorama Theatre; Damian Cruden, Artistic Director, York Theatre Royal;
Anna Devlet, Head of Community, British Land; Angus Morrogh-Ryan, Director, De Matos
Ryan Architects.

For more information on booking tickets please visit the Theatres Trust website here.

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