Theatres Trust Grant Helps Thame Players Get Greener

Published 10 May 2023

Thame Players have just been awarded a grant through the Theatres Trust Small Grants Programme supported by The Linbury Trust, as part of a programme of environmentally friendly improvements planned for the Players Theatre.

The grant-funded project will contribute towards the cost of replacing the old air conditioning with a much more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly system. The new units will be cheaper and more efficient to run, helping to reduce overheads and improving the operation of the theatre year-round for several years into the future.

Kate Carmichael, Communications Coordinator at the Theatres Trust, said, “We are delighted to be contributing towards Thame Players’ air conditioning project through our Small Grants Programme supported by The Linbury Trust. It is imperative that we continue to focus on the long-term sustainability of the theatre sector. This can be particularly challenging for volunteer-run venues, so the Theatres Trust is pleased to support this project which will make a vital contribution to Thame Players’ ongoing journey to become carbon-neutral, so that the theatre is a more welcoming space for audiences.”

Mike Rochford, Chair of Thame Players Theatre Company, said, “We are very grateful to the Theatres Trust for awarding us this grant through their Small Grants Programme supported by the Linbury Trust. The new air conditioning units will enhance the viability of the theatre as a much-used venue for shows of many kinds, and audiences can be confident that the Players Theatre is well-maintained and that we are fully committed to making the theatre more energy-efficient.”