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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Our Campaign


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 Roya

Official statement from Theatre Royal Onward.
It is our policy to be open, honest and fair in our communications. We apologise that we don’t always acknowledge everyone who donates and supports our efforts to save, restore and re-open Hyde Theatre Royal. The campaign is so large things do slip by but rest assured, we appreciate every donation and all offers of support we receive.

The latest position regarding the campaign.
Theatre Royal Onward had an ‘option to buy’ agreement with the owner, with the purchase price set at 250,000. The agreement was time limited by the owner.

We now have to report that did not meet the terms of the agreement in that we have not reached the target price in the time allowed. It is fair to say the timescales were always too ambitious unless we attracted the support of a major donor but we felt we had to try.

Although we did not succeed this time we are still fighting to save the theatre and there is tremendous support for this. We will keep raising money to continue the fight, protect the theatre and pursue the cause.

Support the Campaign

Make no mistake, this is the best ‘true’ theatre in the area, beautiful Edwardian architecture that must be preserved, AND it would bring economic growth and community benefits to Hyde. The venue would be used for theatrical productions and film shows of course, but would 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.

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

Via Just Giving:
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By JustTextGiving:
Text   TROH16 
  to   70070

At the bank or by bank transfer:
Royal Bank of Scotland, 1 Corporation Street, Hyde, SK14 1AQ.   Account number: 10073431  Sort code: 16.22.19

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.

...or leave a message on our Message board


Friends of Theatre Royal Hyde

Oh What a Night!

A fantastic fundraiser

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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