Recent News


The Backstage Centre - Technical Masterclass Series

 The Backstage Centre, supported by the Foundation, will be delivering its second Technical Masterclass Series this Easter 2014.

To find out more about the courses available and how to enrol, click here.

The Theatres Trust - fourth round of grants announced

The Theatres Trust is pleased to announce its fourth round of small capital grants to theatres across the nation.  These grants, funded by The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, are made to five community theatres for projects that will make important capital improvements, including one of the rarest surviving music halls, Hoxton Hall, and the community-owned and volunteer-run Beccles Public Hall & Theatre.

For the full information click here to read the press release.

Shared Experience

Shared Experience produces physically expressive theatre and is renowned for bringing literary classics to life in imaginative ways for a new generation of theatre goers.

In November 2013, the Trustees of the Foundation awarded a grant over 3 years to Shared Experience Theatre Company, Oxford to support one trainee director and producer per year for 3 years on 6 month paid apprenticeships.  Apprentices will assist on the full production process through shadowing and training as well as learning crucial skills in the legal, financial, logistical and operational challenges of professional theatre.

www.sharedexperience.org.uk

Chickenshed

 In November 2013, the Trustees of the Foundation awarded a one-off grant towards their inclusive Young Creators Programme enabling 165 young people from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds to gain creative skills and practical work experience in 10 different disciplines relating to behind the scenes areas of performing arts (eg stage lighting, choreography, directing, writing, costume).

www.chickenshed.org.uk

Clean Break

 Clean Break is an award winning theatre company working with women affected by the criminal justice system.

In November 2013, the Trustees of the Foundation awarded a one-off grant towards their theatre-based education programnme for women offenders and those at risk of offending.  The course is lead by professionally trained tutors and all women are provided with progression routes and personal career development advice. 

www.cleanbreak.org.uk

Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

 In November 2013, the Trustees of the Foundation awarded a one-off grant to Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre's Young Company, which provides professional training and mentoring to young people aged 14-21 from diverse backgrounds in performing, writing, technical design, public speaking, marketing and production.  Access to first nights and the theatre's green room, together with a focus on developing individual confidence and skills in a professional environment, is designed to encourage participants to feel the theatre is their "creative home".

www.royalexchange.co.uk

  • The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation was founded by Andrew Lloyd Webber in 1992. Click on the link below to visit Andrews official website