Help save this beautiful Grade II Listed Edwardian Theatre in Tameside
'A stunning building and a magnificent theatre with immense potential to be a real winner'

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Save the Royal
- Pride in Hyde


Our Mission Statement
'Protecting Your Theatre For Everyone'

Heritage Enterprise Funding

Theatre Royal on
British Listed Buildings

UK Association of Building Preservation Trusts - our listing

Arthur Lloyd Music
Hall and Theatre
History - our listing

Theatre Royal link
up with Hydonian Blogspot to capture
those memories and photographs of the

SAVE Britain's Theatres! National lobying network.

Theatres Trust say 'Our theatres, concert halls, art galleries and museums matter. They help promote economic growth, enhance the built environment and develop sustainable communities.

The Victorian Society
Campaigning for Victorian and Edwardian architecture

Rutherford's Royal
Harry Rutherford's wonderful painting of the Theatre Royal's splendour

Historical Hyde iMap

New interactive map view Hyde's rich heritage, including
Hyde Theatre Royal.

Please stay with us...

How do we measure success? Since the start of the proposal to buy the theatre we have raised a considerable amount of the 90,000 deposit we needed to secure the building.

We were advised to go down the route of crowd funding, which is a remarkable new way of raising money. We cannot get over the overwhelming amount of support we have received both from within Tameside but also much further away. This support is still continuing and offers are still coming, including a whole host of fundraising events being planned. We need to say an incredible thank you to everybody.

Crowdfunder (the funding platform) only allow campaigns to run for 60 days – we cannot extend this deadline to take account of new developments. All your pledges on ‘Crowdfunder’ are just that i.e. a pledge. No Money has been taken from your accounts. Your money would only have been requested if we had reached our target in the 60 days.

We are hoping to extend the deadline with the owners. Instead of trying to raise the deposit by Christmas, negotiations are in hand to raise the whole purchase price by Summer next year. This means we have time to realise pledges from business, and donations from fundraising events which could only happen after Christmas. This would make the complete project not only achievable but also better funded into the future.

Please stay with us and re-pledge your amount to the project.


Fantastic news for
Hyde and Tameside!!

We now have an option agreement to buy Hyde Theatre Royal. Make no mistake, this is the best ‘true’ theatre in the area, beautiful Edwardian architecture that must be preserved, AND it will bring economic growth and community benefits to Hyde. The venue will be used for theatrical productions and film shows of course, but will also host weddings, conferences, dance shows, dinner dances, live music, commercial business launches, art exhibitions and a many other commercial and community events.

Get behind the campaign. The total purchase price is 250k.

Donations by post:
Cheques made payable to ‘Theatre Royal Onward’ and send to: Brenda Starkey, 24 Park Road, Romiley, Stockport, SK6 4AR

Just Giving:
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Project information:
John Gray 07792 789737

Join Us

If you would like to help, we meet every first Tuesday of the month at the Cheshire Ring
Public House, Manchester Road, Hyde

(opposite Aldi) at 7pm.

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Friends of Theatre Royal Hyde

Les Dennis - Patron Hyde Theatre Royal

Simon Schofield Patron Hyde Theatre Royal

Jimmy Cricket Pledges his Support

Fantastic news as another celebrity joins our campaign!!

Alan Bennett Supports Hyde Theatre Royal

Proven multi-use success

A special donation
to TRO

Presentation cigarette case to J Hill - Dave Bourne's Grandfather

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